13 g o b l e t s

13 drops into The Goblets each
Awaiting greedy jaws & claws
13 Shadows possessing all who drink
The whirlpool drawing you in
Mind is swimming in The Devil's brine
Lift high The Chalice, drink deeply of The Wine
Infernal Bliss enrapturing, encircling
Devils embracing, enlacing, churning
Lost in The Potion, spinning down
The names & keys are revealed
The faces of the Thirteen...

Author's Notes/Comments: 


13 m i r r o r s

13 Mirrors in the dark
Single candle flame
Flickering shadows come alive
Cold touch upon your flesh
Gazing at reflections deep into your mind
One by one, the masks come forth
Melting into one, the reflection resonance
From the corners of your eyes...

Etch the symbol on the glass with The sinister Horns
The portal opens wide
Pouring forth from the frame
They have been called from beyond
The Grave or The Gates of Hell
Necromancy, Demonology
By The Books, burning words upon the page...

Tapping on the glass, scratching at the window
The feeling of dread
The Presence arrives
They are here, they are here!

13 Mirrors in each room
13 Mirrors reflect doom
13 eyes to watch you
Passing through the pane
Will you join them on the other side...? 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

There are 13 mirrors within each of the 13 rooms in Blackthorne Manor. Each serve as a veritable Portalways for either Demonic summoning, necromantic communication, or clairevoyant devices for Witchcraft. Inscribing The Pentagram thereupon the glass itself activates these for these purposes, which can then operate as a two-way communication oracle as well as pathway.

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13 r o o m s

Beneath the 13th Moon...
13th Moon
13 rooms, 13 graves, 13 ghosts, 13 mirrors, 13 spiders on the wall
13 Goblets, 13 tables, 13 shadows arise
The Séance brought them nigh, on that 13th night
13 Windows of infernal light
Passing through your eyes, into the soul, becoming one
The spiderwebs tell the story
13 Dimensions, reflections of another timeless now

13 clocks, 13 chimes, one for each room
Summoning Them forth
13 Demons unleashed on the 13th ring
Echoing through The House
13 drops of blood
13 signs, Black Dragon rise
Show Thy face, Mighty One!
Through the portal's way! 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The entire House and the shadowy occupants have become a veritable lightning rod for demonic activity, and the mathemagics of 13 resplendant throughout, attracts dark energies and opens portals to Hell.

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Why Even Try


"It's a hard thing

to decide

what side

to be living in today.


I once 

was a man

who inspired smiles 

with a bright hearty laugh


and jokes for folks

that were the inside-jokes

of the English Language, 

(Puns, just in case 


you were wondering).


But wandering about, 

in this ugly,

heinous place

makes one think 


well, twice,

about what makes a side.

What makes wrong,

what makes right. 


The success 

of written poetry

can be measured 

on finger tips;


there is no way 

to make pay and rent. 

Remaining neutral 

even draws hate,


those who decide

to have no denomination 

in different categories of life

are called derelicts 


and heretics

from both sides,

being assumed 

we run for the other. 



Why even try.

Why even try to write,

why try to beat


this sense of helplessness.

All too many reasons to frown. 

All too many things 

keeping me down.


And how will I make it

as a writer?

I won't,

that's how."

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I won't make it.

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The Mat

Simple Thoughts

"Say it ain't so,

trapper in her own little world,

the sounds, smells,

and whirl of the ceiling fan


spins unnoticed, 


with the security 

and familiarity of her headphones.


The music,


the art that is decorating 

her time


sealing away

the ugly world around her.

Given unto her

the superpower


to make the whole wide world

completely melt away.

Her eyes never breaking 

a horizontal plane,


not out of submission, 

but from avoidance.

The lack

of eye-contact


can be unsettling to some, 

perhaps to the ones 

who cannot stand silence.


But in silence she works,

folding her laundry,

being sure to block all view

of any unmentionable 


she plucks up

to fold.

To the observation 

of the outsider,


an observer

would see or anything 

practically any and all

back story


only to be

most likely 



And she will never care,

never know

she is the topic of light scrutiny, 

so that script can be written, 


the unaware volunteer

for the unwarranted play

playing in front.

For there is nothing but a scene,


of washers and dryers,

an incredibly clean location, 

and with the only movement 

being the one


who has made a point

that she does not want


she becomes the only subject 


on stage.

A boring play.

Smelling of fragrance;

after the rain."

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Memories of a day at the laundry mat.

A Reason to Live

Sometimes when I'm down

it's hard to get back up

things don't come around

it can be so tough


have you ever felt

like just giving up

hit below the belt

hard to take that stuff


did you ever think

what's the point of this

and then in a blink

you escape the mess


sometimes things can turn around

what was lost can be found

focus on the positive

for a reason to live

Author's Notes/Comments: 

wrote this one a couple of months ago but hadn't shared it online...didn't wanna lose it...I am pretty sure it was when I was watching  13 Reasons Why on Netflix....I often get inspired to write a poem while watching a movie or show...gotta love that pause button...I can go write my poem before i lose it and then get back to where I left off whatever inspired me to write...

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We Dance


They say. “you’ve got nothing to give, if you give yourself nothing”

That’s the point of it.

There’s really nothing.

We are neither here, nor there.

There’s really no one.

We’re all just electrical expressions of life

Moving in time space

Breathing in air

Buckets of water

Cataclysms of emotion

Which is why I still care

Why I still want to show you…

every peace of me

I still want to give myself to you…


I still want to know you

with every moment that I breathe


You are who I am to be

You are who I choose

You are the one, the only one

You, my divinity, are the truth in me

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Follow your intuition.

How to Write Poetry

Poetry is more than rhyming and syllables. Poetry is a literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of ideas and feelings through the use of distinctive rhythm and style. Everyone can write poetry, regardless of whether their "real life" involves a medical practice, construction work or playing bitcoin slots.

Poetry is something different to each person. It's writing that expresses ideas and feelings with rhythm and style.

Are you interested in expressing yourself in this way? Get started!

Why Write Poetry

Writing poetry involves a risk because it means that you're opening yourself up – more so than in other types of writing. So why write poetry?

You might decide to try your hand at writing poetry because you want to expand your understanding of language. When you write poetry you must search the language for the exact word that fits the flow of the stanza. Each word must fit with the style and rhythm of the whole piece.

Poetry is also a genre of expression that is often used by those who want to break rules so that they can create their own. Poetry encourages writers to break the rules – you can use grammar to create a rhythm without being bound to rules of how long a sentence can be, what a sentence must include or how a sentence must begin and end.

When you write poetry you'll see all of your writing differently. You learn how to express yourself and your ideas in a deeper, more meaningful way. 

Get Started

Getting started in writing poetry means giving yourself the chance to break out of old bonds and explore new paths. You can write in rhyme or not, with a pattern or not or following grammatical rules or not.

Start out by deciding on a moment that you wish to capture. It's nice to use your poetry writing to explore big concepts such as love and hate but that's not the best way to get started. For your first poem, focus on a moment that you can use as a metaphor for a bigger idea. Or simply stick with that one simple moment and keep your poem simple.

You might also want to focus on a conversation that you heard (or in which you were involved) that can lead into the exploration of bigger ideas. Listen to others because that might lead you to ideas that you would never think or say yourself.

Another way to jumpstart your poem is to describe someone or something or respond to an event. The most specific you are in your writing, the stronger your poem will appear. Throw the attention on one event or one person. Don't make a list – just expound on the description to paint a picture for the reader.

Capture a Feeling

When writing a poem to capture a feeling you want to focus on writing what feels right. The feeling and the experience is yours and yours alone so your description needs to convey to the reader what happened or how you felt. Your goal of generating an emotional response in your reader can be achieved if you navigate away from writing in a way that captures your own feelings and focuses on creating a description that generates feelings in the reader. To do this:

  • Delineate your goal – decide on your goal before you start the project. Ask yourself "what do I want my poem to do?"  To explore a personal experience? Describe something? Play with language? Protest against something? Once your goal is set you can conform your writing to that goal. Each main element in your poem should serve the main purpose of the poem.  
  • Use imagery, metaphors and simile in your descriptions – try to make your poem stimulate the six senses: sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste and motion. You want to make the reader feel that s/he is really there in the picture that you are trying to create in your poem.
  • Avoid sentimentality – sentimentality often detracts from the literary quality of the poem and causes readers to shy away from reacting in the expected emotional manner that seems to be expected.
  • Avoid clichés – clichés don't contribute additional meaning to the tenor of the poem, cull meaning and work against the original communication. It's best to leave them aside.
  • Consider whether or not you want to use rhyme – with these types of poems, it's generally suggested that you avoid rhyming
  • Use concrete words, that describe things that people experience with their senses -- as opposed to abstract words that talk about feelings or concepts.  For the reader to  get a “picture” of what the poem is talking about, he has to have a “picture” of the image that the poet is trying to create. 


Writing poetry is much more than putting your thoughts down on paper and then calling it a poem. When you write a poem, the first completed draft is only the beginning. You should be ready to go through several drafts before you consider the work “done.”

To revise:

  • After you finish the poem, put it away for a few days. When you come back to it, read it aloud a few times and then consider whether there are elements that you would want to remove or add. Think about the poem from the reader's point of view -- does anything seem confusing? Does anything  need to be improved that you overlooked the first time? Is it easy to follow? If the poem deals with a subject with which you are particularly familiar, think about whether you left out important details because you were so familiar with the topic. As you re-read the poem, try to look at it from the perspective of someone who doesn't have the deep background knowledge that you have.
  • Show your poem to others and ask for feedback. If someone says “That’s a nice poem” try to get them to expand. Keep looking until you find someone who is prepared to offer some constructive criticism. You won’t learn anything unless the person is willing to tell you specific things you need to improve in your poem.
Author's Notes/Comments: 

Writing poetry is much more than putting your thoughts down on paper

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Poetry in Only One Sentence

Emotional exposition

seems to be the mission

Author's Notes/Comments: 


Realistic Poetry post on twitter....Describe poetry in only one sentence. Most poets can't do this. Can you? I started out with only two words....emotional exposition....then went back and said I guess that isn't really a sentence so how bout this....Emotional exposition seems to be the mission.