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    Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside,
    (Part Six) - Of Six Total


    Raven summoned up beasts from far below
    Sent them into all the now empty cells
    This was Poe's great genius, done just for show
    His pen, had set Raven under his spell.
    Poe brought gate-guards down from upper tiers
    Next ordered open, those levels cell doors
    Thus gave a chance to those fleeing with fear
    For Raven's might, he chose not to ignore!

    Poe saw his clever plan was going well
    An escape map he gave to Annabel
    Yet again his magic pen cast a spell
    And into a deep pit Raven then fell.
    Alas! He forgot dogs guarding last gate
    Those eight and each one as big as a horse
    Thinking and writing, he then challenged Fate
    By verse magic, set a new escape course.

    Poe ran with Hero and his Annabel
    Through secret corridor only he knew
    Freedom almost there, Annabel then fell
    For Raven woke, broke binding chains into.
    Up from that deep dark pit in angry flight
    Fury's swell, in devilish evil chest
    Raven cried out, Dark Lord resume my might
    I live in dark vengeance, I do not rest!

    Annabel now under Raven's dark trance
    She was unconscious, unable to stand
    Raven now standing at freedom's entrance
    barring way into another realm's land.
    Hero then cried out, Raven you are mine
    Your awesome powers will not save you now
    My shield and sword are blessed by Light's shine
    I will destroy you, tho' I know not how.

    Poe said, no friend leave Raven's death to me
    For I wrote its existence, gave its might
    Carry my Love away upon thy shield
    My pen will compose your successful flight.
    Raven laughed, saying, relax they are gone
    She is safe and your aching heart may rest
    Yes friend, now we both are doomed and alone
    Master, did I play my evil part best?

    Robert J. Lindley, 5-16-2019
    Dark Rhymes, ( As Raven And Poe Both Survive Below )
    Part Six... (Of 6 total)


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    Total # Words:306

    Note... heard echoed as the gate closed.....

    Yes Raven, yours was a runaway hit
    And my acting was not too bad a play
    Yet we are both still in this gloomy pit
    Shall we wait, let pen, dance another day?


    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2019
    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; 05-18-2019 at 08:22 AM.
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    Note:
    Robert J. Lindley,
    Rhyme, ( Into Dark Glass A Ray Of Light Once Fell )
    Part One ( Predecessor series that later spawned series titled,
    "Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside")
    this is where Poe first meets Raven..

    "The tapestry was worn and torn
    but its welcome was deep enough
    within castle walls, a life born
    its first cry, a growl and a gruff,"
    Captured In Raven's Realm Before Poe Found It,
    Part One ( Predecessor that later spawned the series titled,
    "Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside")


    He that invaded my realm, broke my trusty pen
    was a beast of Darkness, en-slaver of brave men
    titan of cruelty, author of my defeat
    sent forth by Raven, to this despondent heart eat.
    With soft whisper, set a glass-splinter in mine eye
    vowing greater pain until I would beg to die!

    It spoke to Raven, while under its claw I rest,
    punishing this poet fool, I do with great zest
    Master, he has no power with his pen now broke
    you told me he was brave, I see only a joke.
    Pray tell, what weapon send him, to give him a chance
    perhaps golden shoes so in defeat he may dance!

    Raven unseen, sent down most devilish command
    find his lover, torture her, cut off her right hand
    make him watch, while chained to evil's first heartbreak stone
    leave him begging to die in that dark pit alone.
    I order you, do as your dark master decrees
    gift regrets, make his despair live eternities!

    Agony, then a sound gave some bit of relief
    for it whispered, I am freed from my great grief
    hold on, as I plow the dark to come to your aid
    for your friendship, remember the vow I once made.
    Know this truth, my verse lives on- my pen is my blade
    Annabel sends Raven, her ruby cloak as trade!

    In shock, aching brain knew this must be Master Poe
    for none other would such brave, valiant courage show
    and his dear Annabel sent her prized ruby cloak
    for its mighty magic could any love-fire stoke.
    But why would Raven above all, it now desire
    does not Raven ever, from its vengeance tire?

    Robert J. Lindley,
    Rhyme, ( Into Dark Glass A Ray Of Light Once Fell )
    Part One ( Predecessor series that later spawned series titled,
    "Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside")
    this is where Poe first meets Raven..


    "The tapestry was worn and torn
    but its welcome was deep enough
    within castle walls, a life born
    its first cry, a growl and a gruff,"

    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2019
    I finished editing this one , first part of it this morn. Decided to go ahead and post it before I forget to do so..-Tyr
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    Dancing In Horror With Fate In Blackest Abyss
    Collaboration with Kurt Ravidas


    I walk mountain storm, step out to cut deep its edge
    forever tempting that fall from its narrow ledge,
    in the midst of ravenous rage and great sorrows
    this beseeching spirit begs for more tomorrows;
    yet as silence echoes from tumultuous skies
    there is that cold ache telling me heaven denies!

    I wade dark poison seas, with heart's pains in my head
    begging night's deep cutting shadows leave my cold bed,
    from walls revealing hellish pits in dark abodes
    comes a beast, in its clawed hands agony it holds;
    shrieking, it pushes epic sorrows down my throat
    it surrounds my bed with its poison snake filled moat!

    I follow, trails into oblivion's black lairs
    weaving my own red blood into finely spun snares,
    with decaying memories as forgotten host
    dancing in tune with Fate's blackest accursed ghost,
    as fading calls beg me to wake, seek my retreat
    Raven smiles, summons me forth to its sweet bride meet!

    I cross the edge between the living and the dead.
    O, Raven, spread your wings and lead the way ahead
    through the sulphureous and bottomless abyss
    where ghosts of paramours lament for their lost bliss
    into each other's arms and echo of the vows
    of love fade slowly out in their postmortem drowse.

    I pass through Hades which no mortals ever passed
    What mortals! Belphegor itself would be aghast
    at just a thought to look into the narrow eyes
    of the primordial chaos and fear. Here dies
    last light: a shine of stellas, a brilliance of trope,
    a glow of mind, a blaze of love, a ray of hope.

    "You came a long way," Raven smiles again. "Behold
    your true and only ladylove". And then my world -
    the hell, the darkness, the despondency, the fright -
    exploded like a supernova, and the light
    was so intense that all the words are not enough
    to turn it dark again… And it was you, my love.

    Alas! Exists no words to express how I feel
    is this just a dream or is it flesh and blood real
    epic shock, was a lightning bolt sent through my veins
    then Raven spoke, "I hold her because of your stains,
    come child, watch as I make her cry out in sweet pain,
    such is punishment for your youthful, evil gains"!

    I falling down, then broke into total despair
    from seeing my love chained, with red-soaked hair
    not then knowing the red was only red grape wine
    the threat was her sacrifice on which beasts would dine
    I could plainly see the immense fear in her eyes
    and with greatest anguish, hear her loud moaning cries!

    Raven spoke, " Please how do you like my newest bride"?
    I see your breaking heart, such pain can not you hide
    now ask her if to save your life, me she will wed
    or else on my command, this week, you will be dead
    With that threat, I begged her, to please let me die
    as I watched tears rain down from her sad blue eyes.

    O, dream, the creature from the darkness, the minion
    of the inferno that extends its dominion
    to the most distant nooks and crannies of my mind!
    Woe is me! Even in my dreams I cannot find
    oblivion, sleep of the dead. Upon the earth
    there is no place for me to hide from the dream’s curse.

    Nightmare! I rue the night and its infernal mare
    your ruthless torturer rides. I hear, over there,
    in darkness of my brain, your harrowing chains clank!
    blood drip! you ? cry in pain!.. I know it’s just a blank,
    a void, a nothingness that plays its hellish game
    with me, but my torn to shreds heart bleeds all the same.

    O, skies and hells! How can I stop this endless dream?
    I howl at the uncaring Luna, I blaspheme,
    I write the poems, I go mad, I go astray,
    I cry, I drink myself to death, I curse, I pray
    Nor devils from the deep, nor angels from above,
    alas, don’t listen to my plea and curse, my love.

    A Robert J. Lindley and Kurt Ravidas collaboration- May31, 2019
    Dark poetry, Rhyme, ( Raven, First Contact, And Direst Dread )


    Note: My great friend, has been a true and sincere honor to compose
    this dark tale with you. Your creativity, poetic insight into the
    world of words, horrors and apathy in the dark realm that haunts
    humanity and gifts our deepest fears, our most agonizing sorrows
    and frets truly awes me so. You have both my deepest appreciation
    and my sincerest thanks. God bless.....


    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2019
    Kurt and I finally completed our collaboration. It was a long and hard task but definitely feels good to have completed it.
    I simply can not praise high enough his immense and brilliant contribution to this dark tale, this our new creation..--Tyr

    EDIT: This collaboration has been award Poem of the Day at my home poetry site this morn, June 2nd, 2019...
    Last edited by Tyr-Ziu Saxnot; 06-02-2019 at 08:05 AM.
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    Captured In Raven's Realm Before Poe Found It,

    Part Two ( Predecessor that later spawned the series titled,
    "Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside")


    In that ancient cave, I hid my sad, dark guilt,
    left my bloody dagger red up to its gold hilt
    defeated prince lay dying, with last gasping breath
    he swore dark curses before his horrific death;
    no lover shall you ever find, nor calming peace
    after your death, this curse will not your soul release!

    Raven cast wicked smile, his eyes fiery grew
    saying, yes that was my faithful servant you slew
    now here in my majestic realm you have been brought
    and forever in my grasp your soul has been caught;
    from our blackest abyss, no freedom shall you gain
    for in this hell, awaits terrors and aching pains!

    Seated on golden throne, Raven his commands cast
    all tortures, blood curdling evil, I stood aghast
    with glaring red eyes, merciless and bitter cold
    Raven punished all be they handsome, brave or bold;
    and from his wicked grins, one saw his monstrous glee
    knowing hopeless sad truth, there was nowhere to flee!

    On hot bloody covered floor, I fell to implore
    to any God listening, help I can take no more
    in return I got laughter from rooms all around
    and then some foul new beastly roars, moving inbound;
    Raven spoke, cease crying, that I can not abide
    on earth you had your youthful fun, your lustful ride!

    Now when the blackstone piper you must surely pay
    you craven little coward, fall to beg and pray
    Such has now increased pain my minions will inflict
    such is first standard in our torturing edicts;
    with that comes added, your lover to be burned
    for in our splendor, we teach others how to learn!

    Robert J. Lindley, 6-11-2019
    Captured In Raven's Realm Before Poe Found It, -Part Two
    ( Predecessor that later spawned the series titled,
    "Darkness Where Now Poe And Raven Reside")



    Copyright © Robert Lindley | Year Posted 2019
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    The Reality, Deep Betrayal, The Dark War,
    (Part One)


    They were shadows of Raven King and I
    cloaked in raiments* of shimmering black gold
    born of dust, river Styx and seeping sky
    comrades of mystical tales retold
    Each with armor soaked red in human blood
    strong arms formed with Herculean power
    razor clawed feet formed from Hade's foulest mud
    evil hearts burning with fiery showers!

    Sworn to record trips to other abodes
    sporting daggers that drip with poison sweet
    savage guard dogs, on wicked paths we rode
    awaiting victims bones, treasures to eat
    Elven armor*, no mortal blade may pierce
    they that relish echoes of dying pleas
    no other beasts as vicious or as fierce
    not even great white sharks of deepest seas!

    Betrayal that night my time had foretold
    as Raven King set both to take my life
    smitten by my darling, Love's depths took hold
    I was cursed into Hade's life of strife.
    Lost to be soul saved by stroke of Poe's pen
    sincere friendship my loyalty his boon
    wisdom, mercy greater than other men
    promised by Poe, my freedom very soon!

    Raven King fearful of such a great vow
    raised legions of fallen warriors up
    with knowledge, to him Poe would never bow
    nor again drink from their lost friendship's cup
    Even such strength Raven King dare not trust
    for legendary, powers of Poe's ink
    victory Raven King knew was a must
    even unto his great friend's death he'd sink!

    Robert J. Lindley, 7-18-2019
    Rewritten this morn from earlier poem dated,
    3-24-1987
    Rhyme, ( Poe, Raven King And A Lost Soul's Rescue )


    Note: In tribute to Edgar Allen Poe, his legendary
    dark power, born from magnificent imagination,
    immense insight into the nature of man, his fears,
    and the reality that the DARK is there , daring
    one to enter if they but dare to do so. Poe did
    so enter and his death may have came about because
    he never escaped its evil grasp, its immense power
    to destroy, especially so, poets that may venture
    in far, far too deep! Never venture past the first door...

    1. "raiments"
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    nounARCHAIC•LITERARY
    clothing.
    2. "Elven armor"
    Definition
    armor forged by Rlves..

    Revealing the True Nature of Elves: Dangerous Beauties and ...
    https://www.ancient-origins.net/.../...s-beauties-and...
    Present day movies show elves as beautiful beings who help people in their times of need.
    However, the original ancient form of these beings was quite hostile....

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    Edit-- TRULY sad that so many poets today neither care for or even understand that almost all dark poetry is about-- is-- the poet exercising their imagination and doing so to entertain. Which is no more, no less than what JRR TOLKIEN did and so is very celebrated and immensely famous for, as well as is Edgar Allen Poe..
    MODERN POETRY frowns upon such creativity, such poems and in doing so encourages the mundane ramblings of so much modern verse.
    My opinion is that they do this to embrace and even enhance the chaotic ramblings of the increased masses that are engaging in writings "they" call poetry.
    Poetry is key to Literature and its importance as Art.
    Yet in today's world, poetry is being re-classed into some lower form in order to include the masses as great and talented authors.
    To do that, those ruling over poetry since the 50's have steadily downgraded the golden poets of old and lauded the modern poets as being their superiors!!!!
    A sickening action by those that are envious of the past poets that are truly legendary( poetic geniuses), IMHO. -Tyr
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