I Want... A Dark Poem

Dark longing
Dark longing

I want to touch the dark

To feel the forbidden through my fingertips

To have excited fear fill my heart

At the taste of sin against my lips


I want to dance at the midnight hour

Bathed in sweet firelight

My steps enticing ancient power

As I romance the deep night

I want to answer the darks call

That beckons from reasons edge

Into that darkness I want to fall

Jumping from the safety of sanity’s ledge


I want to drown in denied ecstasy

To throw caution far away

To lose myself in forbidden fantasy

In the nights garden I want to play

I want to feel the dark bite

Taking me beyond fear and pain

In my own darkness I want to delight

Far from my life so mundane


I want to see wonders hidden

To make the darkness mine

To feel the rush of the forbidden

As I cross over that last line

creature of the night
creature of the night

I want to find a way

To escape what I know

To get out of the harsh light of day

And bask under the moons glow


I want to touch the dark

And have it reach for me

A whole new life I want to start

A creature of the night I want to be

©K.A.E Grove

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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Really dark. Good poetry, though I'm hoping that the poet does not get what he wants.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Interesting poem nighthag. Yes it is dark. We all fantasize of the excitement of the forbidden at times. I was always enthralled by vampire stories and the like. I enjoyed reading this. Voted up.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Awesome poetry. You are soo good at this genre..Frank Atanacio has got a chain of this type of poetry. He's challenged everyone to write their version. Jodah and i both have written one. I hope you will write one too..


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Dark and sultry--but also filled with a wonderful sense of longing!


KryssiNykki 2 years ago

very dark indeed :) i really liked this piece. (y)


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Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana

be careful what you wish for, you just might get it! Bwahahahha


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Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

Beautifully dark. Your first person narrative pulled us in so close to the character. Great imagery as well.


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

MsDora

Sometimes we yearn for things we shouldnt have, ... I am so glad you enjoyed my dark poem thank you so very much


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Jodah

ah yes the forbidden and the taboo is always hard to resist for some, add in the idea of immortality or power and the allure grows

I am so glad that you enjoyed this, thank you so much for the votes up


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

always exploring

I will have to check out Frank atanacio and see what it is all about :) you know how much I love to dance in this genre ...

thank you so much for the visit,no poem is complete until you have read it :)

thank you so much for that unwavering support its worth is unmeasurable


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

AudreyHowitt

why thank you dear lady, I was hoping dark and sultry would weave its way through these words of mine. it is always a thrill when another hears the tone that so often fills my head...


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

KryssiNykki

thank you so much for stopping in, I am so pleased that you liked my dark poem :)


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Nikkij504

oh yes, some dreams can become our greatest nightmare that is for sure :)

Always good to have you pop in, I so appreciate your take on things :)


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Anna Haven

Beautifully dark... oh how I love that...

thank you so much for the compliment and for taking the time to read my poem, your kind words do sooth a writers doubting heart :)


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Dark, but also very profound with a unique sense of beauty and imagery.


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ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

I often get teased for "living in the dark" because even at night, I hardly turn on any lights. Love this poem with its dreamy quality and appreciation of the dark. V+

Kim


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This is dark poetry at its best! I am enthralled (which doesn't happen too often :) - Thank you nighthag. Up and more.


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lisavanvorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

A very dark and powerful hub. I do believe you need to surround yourself with positive people.


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Genna East

I love the subtle beauty that can be found in the darkness, surreal and so often beyond touch

I am glad that you enjoyed my dark poem.... thank you


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

ocfireflies

I too am quite the night owl, i find a lot of comfort in surrounding myself in the dark of the night, so the appeal of being part of it all often grips me :) I am so pleased that you enjoyed my poem


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

vocalcoach

enthralled is such a wonderful complement ! thank you so much I am more then pleased to know that poem managed to sweep you away even for just a little bit


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

lisavanvorst

I often get told that by writing such "dark" themes that I must be quite troubled... and in some ways I understand that view.

but i do believe that without the dark then we have no light, without knowing what fear is how can we ever learn to conquer it? all of us are filled with aspects of both light and dark. its what we choose to do with those aspects that make us into the person that we want to be.

Dark is not always damaged or evil sometimes it simply is just another path ....

thank you for taking the time to read my poem I always enjoy getting varied feed back :)


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joedolphin88 2 years ago from north miami FL

Pretty and dark poem. Strong writing, and very deep.


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Joedolphin88

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and to leave a comment

I find that many a truth can be found in dark but it's not always a kind truth

Again thanks for visiting I am always thrilled to hear from those that enjoy my poems

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