Signed and sealed...A dark poem

Did you think I would forget?

Silly girl debts need to be paid

Your wish in blood was set

My will won’t be swayed

You had your years of fame

Spent your time in the spot light

This was never a game

There is no victory in your fight

Your soul is mine

Signed sealed and delivered

You had the choice to decline

Should have listened to that cold scared shiver

Now the glory is done

And it’s time to face the reaper

Remember all that wonderful fun

You had after you signed the paper

Sealed in your own blood

Promises made and kept

Lifting you out of the drudgery and mud

Your soul a price I accept

So now it’s time to pay

For the new life I gave

You have no choice but to obey

Your soul is now my slave

So remember it was you that called

Asking to taste more than your share

With ease you were so enthralled

So willing on your soul to swear

So please stop your begging

It’s really a waste of time

Get ready to start a screaming

Your agony is all mine!


Greedy mortal so eager for more

Should have stayed in the light

Never knocking on my dark door

The devil has always had bite

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wildove5 4 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

Very dark! Very cool! Voted up!

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

I am so very pleased you thought so... Thank you

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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Only one word for this - awesome!! Your words seem deceptively simple but they hit the mark and chill to the core! Absolute sheer dark delight in this wonderful poem!!

Voted up + shared!

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

When we bargain with the devil, we always lose. Dark and awesome..Loved it...

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carrie Lee Night 4 years ago from Northeast United States

Nighthag: Voted up :) Chilling and unforgiving....this is why no one should even sign their soul over!!! :) Thank you for such a brillant poem.

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wayne barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Especially love that last line. Very cool.

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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

So many of our generation have bargained with the devil for so much less than fame and fortune that there is standing room only left in hell. Hell is a perpetual line standing on hot coals waiting for a cool drink of water. Its no joke. Great poem and image.

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author


:) I am so glad that you enjoyed my dark poem, sometimes the most potent messages are the simple ones, thanks so much for the votes up and sharing :)

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Always exploring,

I have to admit I do enjoy the darker side of writing and I love how you share the journey with me :) thanks so much I am so glad you enjoyed this one as well :)

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Carrie leenight

Indeed forgiveness is not the devils business so why the greedy play the game I will never understand, I am thrilled that you enjoyed it... thank you!

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

wayne barrett

Beware the devil's bite it goes deeper than any other to be sure,

I am glad that you enjoyed this dark little poem of mine

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author


"Standing room in hell " I love the imagery that comes with those words quite potent indeed.

I had a lot of fun looking for that last image so I am glad that you liked it and of course my poem... thank you

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Ausseye 4 years ago

Hi nightwag: You made me do it so am humble and a little bit sorry as it sad and mad and .........

Come then and take my soul

It was the only thing you felt was worth the bargain

A simple needy human was thus traded funny

You gave me much that was a devils delight

I bargained it again for better terms, with Budda

And he gave me the soul of a common salmon

The bargain then was seven

You remember it sends you to Transylvanian heaven

So take my soul to oceans eleven another number

Made to fool a bargain hunters punter

And drive the dark dark devil, marbles

Found somewhere in the Northern Territory

A land of milk and minerals and trading honey

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epigramman 4 years ago

Absolutely adore the last line :

The devil has always had bite.

Well your 'dark' writing always has bite - and it's intoxicating and once again I promise you - you are my dark poetic angel - and your words, your thoughts and imagination always inspires the epi-man more than you'll ever know.

Just home from work on a rainy night where it could be snowy at this time of year and sending you warm wishes and good energy from Colin and his cats at lake erie time ontario canada 5:10am and my darkest entry as of late is Where the crow no longer flies.

Peace be with you and thank you for our friendship

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Very dark indeed ; a great verse. Here's to so many more of these. Eddy.

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author


Its is becoming a true pleasure to have your comments appear and this was no different,

What a slippery little soul to catch you sound to be, bargaining and weaving with all the powers that be:)

thank you for improving my day, this was a great take on my poem and I simply love it

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author


ah how you make me blush :) I am always so thrilled when you enjoy one of my dark poems so much, your opinion means a lot to me!

thank you so much for your super nice words here,

rain or snow both sound divine at the moment as I am overbeing stuck in a hot Australian summer but rain hail or shine I love your work and Where the crow no longer flies is no exception, thanks for letting me know about it

I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author


I am glad you liked my simple little poem, I really enjoy letting my darker side out and love having others appreciate what I write so Thank you you support means a lot :)

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Isaac White 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

very dark as you said, but, my god it was amazing. keep it up.

I. White

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks Isaac

I am so glad you enjoyed my dark little ditty :)

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ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

"Should have listened to that cold scared shiver" is my favorite line. That feeling that makes our hair stand up, or send "cold, scared shiver(s)" down our spines. Voted Up! Awesome!

Best Always,

ocfireflies aka Kim

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author


thank you so much for the vote up I am super glad that you liked this, I personally love the feeling of the a cold shiver down the spine, :)

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