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Huckle-hunting crack-backed worms
'neath jeering, leering tangled forms.
Branches breaking, bending, sending
shivers down my mangled spine.

Fine, everything's just fine.
Backward glancing, I see dancing
shadows, shadows that aren't mine.

Time, time ever racing, chasing,
pacing, my footsteps ever hastening;
tasting the seconds as they fade away.

Decay comes quickly, sickly;
stenches, wrenches my groaning gut.
Moaning, roaming through the leaves,
weaves the yearning, burning thing of night.

Sight, I am robbed of sight.
Blinding, something hidden binding,
twining, snaking round my aching useless eyes.

Sighs, the sighs of something very close;
those whispered, blistered wrecks of breath.
Death, the final fleck, silently shivers,
my withered slivered, writhing neck.
Something I wrote last Hallowe'en.
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Anovoca Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012   Writer
Featured [link] :)
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Oh wow. I've just had a look at your journal and it's amazing to be featured along side those poets. Their works is fantastic
The art is brilliant too. :)
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CuddleSlut17 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I really liked this especially the fast paced ryame scheme. And its dark. I can totally relete.nice job.
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Many thanks! Glad you enjoyed :)
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CuddleSlut17 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Anytime :)
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Your amazing work has been featured in Friday Night Features.
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Wow! Many thanks!
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
You're welcome.
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
:)
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Adonael Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good use of the relentless and fast-paced rhyme scheme.
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Thanks! I wanted to convey the sense of a fast-paced nightmarish pursuit.
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Adonael Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No worries. Done and done.
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
:D
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SplitNinja Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love dark poetry.:D
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Oh, many thanks! :-)
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SplitNinja Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I should start uploading my poetry too.:D
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Definitely! It's great getting some feedback on your work, and being able to share it with others :)
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SplitNinja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunately I don't get that much attention.XD
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
The best thing to do is to submit your work to as many different groups as possible, that way you have a greater chance of finding people with the same interests :)
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SplitNinja Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess, but I don't upload that much art to begin with.^^;
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Oh, neither do I really. :)
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Personally... i didn't care about the theme. I loved the expressions and the rhyming that you employed and it was fun to read. YE it was sinister in its own right. I loved it :)
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Well thank you very kindly! I wanted to convey that feeling of being pursued by some unseen entity, and the sense of panic that can drown out your senses and leave you feeling completely helpless.
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah I see so that was what it was about :) well beautifully written in my opinion!
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Aw, thanks! My poetry often ends up a little bit abstract and obscure, a bit like me! :-D
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I try to be clear... but I dunno if I am or not.
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I think clarity isn't just dependent on what you write, but also who reads it.
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NotenSMSK Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is true.
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klownhed Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
i dig it... rolls along nicely! :devil::horns:
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Many thanks! Great to have some positive feedback.
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Isengim Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Surprising flow and effect. Nice work!
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Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Thanks for your kind words!
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