Monster ...a dark poem

Jeffery Dahmper serial killer
Jeffery Dahmper serial killer | Source
Ted Bundy Serial killer
Ted Bundy Serial killer

You don’t see the monster

That hides right in front of you

If only you would look closer

You may see what is really true

I am no vampire that stalks the night

Nor am I a werewolf that runs free

A human monster hidden in plain sight

As normal seeming as can be

With a charming smile to rival the undead

As wild as any nature born

I don’t need powers to be in your head

Your heart soon will be sworn

My perfect victim you dance

Your eyes so full with trust

Lost in dream totally entranced

Ready for my manipulating touch

More seductive than a cold vampire

More controlled than a beast

I will burn you more than any fire

Being the last lover you ever meet

There is not a trace of remorse

No care of evil or sin

Set solely on my dark course

As I slowly pull you deeper in

There will be no time for goodbyes

When at long last you bleed

The light of life fading from your eyes

Giving me all that I need

I do not kill you to sustain

I do not kill you because it is nature’s way

I simply enjoy the thrill of murderous pain

A true monster hidden in the light of day

© K.A.E Grove

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Shaisty-Chase-Tea 5 years ago from The Outskirts

you poem is dumb..., i know dark poetry better... sign your zombie ex girlfriend that took your love away from the world... please post or i won't come back and give you some reel advice... ps... yeasire i am reel good

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

always good to get helpful criticism... thanks...

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Shaisty-Chase-Tea 5 years ago from The Outskirts

words that creek through the minds own enemy shelter, that place where we hoard an image of our own perfection, yes, that place, touch it with a sword of any device that the rules of literary, devious to the only place where we feel safe, security in comfort to the patterns of reality that suit our minds girder, tied to purg the air out of our perifrial vision... that is where you strick, that is the minds weakness, and that is where the numb terror of rhetoric can slay any man woman or child, lets just hope that children stay illiterate

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Fennelseed 5 years ago from Australia

So chilling and told directly without emotion, just as is the mind of these people who sadly do exist. Evil to their very core. Thank you for this insight, Nighthag, my votes to you.

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Nefarious_Misery 5 years ago from on the move

Such a darkly enjoyable piece. I also wrote a piece from the perspective of a killer I'd like to share with you.

Voted up and awesome.

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I loved your poem because I also feel my inner phantoms.

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author


An emotionless guilt free voice was what I was searching for here so your comment was one of personal satisfaction :)

Thank you so much !

Nefarious misery

I'm so glad that you found my dark poem enjoyable, I look forward to reading yours a.s.a.p

Thanks for the link and the vote up

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

Vinaya Ghimire

I'm glad that you found something here in my writing that you could relate too

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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

damn nighthag! The bitter truth of the cruel world we live in. So many people like that, that kill just for fun, for pleasure, because they are sick and twisted individuals, with a fu*ked up mind.

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RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

a very stirring verse! I disagree with the first commenter,

I enjoy your poetry!you inspire me!

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b. Malin 5 years ago

An innocent Smile one minute...the cold Heart of a Killer the next...the victim...gone, but not forgotten by those he/she left behind. Well written Nighthag with Chilling word to ponder.

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

The picture of Dahmper looks so unfeeling, Bundy looks sly. Your poetry captured both of them, sick minds, yet different. The world is a scary place with people like them living next door........ Another gut wrenching piece. Enjoyed.......

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asmaiftikhar 5 years ago from Pakistan

voted up dear!

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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Darkly creepy, crawley we go. Yikes this is the first Hub I've read this morning.

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author


Yeah there is more darkness to be found in the human soul than in any other known creature on earth, scary when you truly take the time to think about it ...


:) I am so glad to hear that you disagree with the first commenter, although everyone is entitled to their opinion good, bad or somewhere in between... so happy you enjoyed this :)

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

b. Malin

Its often been said that the fear behind many of the myths of monsters and the like was born when human atrocities where to much for the common people to understand.

Glad it gave you something to think about

always exploring

SO hard to know who or what to trust in a world where the likes of these men can and have lived next door to so many. As always so glad to see you visit :)

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author


Thank you so much my dear :)


Mmmn didn't mean to disrupt your morning coffee, but I am glad to have had you visit :)

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samiaali 5 years ago

I loved this poem nighthag! You have certainly captured the darkness in these men's souls, and expressed it perfectly. I vote this one up! :)

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epigramman 5 years ago

...well everytime I want to hit the dark side and be inspired perhaps to write a darker one - lol - I will forever come here my friend and muse and inspiration - lol -love this one and so true because next door to me lives a Charles Manson lookalike and on the other side is a guy who looks like John Gacy ....... and they both think I'm weird - lol lol

lake erie time ontario canada 12:39am your writing always gives me the chills and I love it.

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author


thank you so much for the taking the time to read and vote up :) I am so glad that you liked this poem


as always its a huge compliment to hear that I am inspiration to such a great poet as yourself I don't think I will ever get used to you saying it :)

I am glad that you liked this and a little cautious about you neighbours, And aren't all great poets considered weired at least once in their lifetimes :)

thanks for the visit its always a joy to see your name appear in my comments :)

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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

Nighthag, this was a great dark poem.I totally enjoyed and related to it! Voted up/awesome. Thanks for sharing,and ignore the "cold-hearted" for they know no emotions!


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

I am so glad that you enjoyed this, having always been fascinated by the killers that walk among us I guess it was only a matter of time before it crept into my verse :)

Thanks for the visit and the taking the time to leave a comment

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Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Such monsters are far more terrifying than those of ancient lore. The serial killer is impossible for us to comprehend. Another chilling poem, Nighthag; this one with a sharp twist of reality. Always a dark pleasure dropping in.

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

it is indeed always a pleasure to have you visit dear Mr Turner, I am flattered that you enjoyed the read ...Thank you

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Scarface1300 5 years ago

All that I heard is true... Brilliant piece that I can relate to..... Voted Up and Awesome

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

thank you so much I am so thrilled to hear that you liked this, especially after hearing about me from others

(so flattering) thank you so much for the write up i look forward to visiting your work soon

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HaleyMCruz 4 years ago from California

Wow, that was amazing to read (perhaps only in daylight could I read this!). You have such a way with words, I'm enchanted by your vocabulary and the way you paint such subtle pictures. You're defiantly one of the best writers on hubpages :)

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

wow Haley what a wonderful compliment :) I do believe you have me blushing

I am so glad that you enjoy my poetry its been a lot of fun to explore and share with all of you here at hubpages, and with comments like this one I am sure to keep writing and sharing :)

Thank you so very much!

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James-wolve 4 years ago from Morocco

Very interesting and beautiful.You devour the words as you go on describing the psychological life of serial killers.I agree with HaleyMCruz when he says you are one of the best writers on hubpages.I still now read three poems of you.All of them are awesome ,I Voted Up.

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author


, I find serial killers to be fascinating , the whole beast who lives among us with no outside sign of his preditary nature walking among the lambs of society .

Thank you so much for your very kind and generous comment, as an insecure writier there is nothing better than knowing someone likes your work :) I am overwhelmed that you would consider me one of the best here, that is the nicest thing to say considering the great work that fills hubpages....thank you

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B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA

Interesting picture you chose of Ted Bundy, that was the feel of the poem when I read it. Its amazing how a writer can make the reader envision what then are thinking

Well done!

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

I am so glad that you enjoyed this, I actually stared at that photo of Ted Bundy for a while before I write this, So I am thrilled it translated to the poem.

thanks for the visit, its great to have you here :)

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annasmom 15 months ago

This is probably as good as any other explanation available for the kind of malevolence these people harbor. Thanks for a great read.

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Sgt Prepper 13 months ago from Elkhorn, WI

A couple years ago I met a guy at a block-party who played football at a college in Milwaukee years before. He told me he once walked into a Milwaukee bar and was approached by a young man who was "throwing a party" at his apartment and there would be young women coming to it. He gave the football player his address and when the football player showed up he was surprised to be the very first guest. The young man brought the football player an opened can of beer and the football player got a weird vibe and left.

Wasn't long after that he found out he'd almost become another victim of Jeffery Dahmer. Dahmer was also the very first suspect interviewed by police in Florida investigated the disappearance of Adam Walsh.

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