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~Dark Poetry & Deep Writing Critique & Discussion Group~


~Dark Poetry & Deep Writing Critique & Discussion Group~

Dark Poetry/Deep Writing to share intuitive perception felt within darkness and pain. Releasing negative energy by writing can be an excellent form of therapy, resulting in freedom and inner peace.

Location: Poetry
Members: 22
Latest Activity: Jan 11, 2013

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The Misanthropic Vamp

Started by Frances Anna Ayers Jul 30, 2011. 0 Replies

 The Misanthropic Vamp Among the hidden,destitute and darker elementsPatiently awaiting her next blood mealA creature scorned for centuries by the light..Dares not love those that she needs to surviveShe needs no distractions from her nightly huntHer bitterness oozing like a festering open soreFor all mankind and their social maladies manifestedIn their hatred,greed,disgust,prejudice and sicknessAs she draws their life blood into her very beingShe renders her justice upon the snivering hordsThat fall into her grasp,slowly sipping their life forceAnd therefore ridding the world of one less evilContinue

Tags: poem, vampire

Stalker Of The Night

Started by Frances Anna Ayers Jul 30, 2011. 0 Replies

 Stalker Of The Night Reviled through time,he stalks the landWhere unseen creatures hide from sightAmong the unsuspecting hoards...Lingering,searching for one more biteBlood lust grows stronger with each killThe night shields him from detectionLittle he cares for their cries and screamsTo him,their cattle,there's no affectionHe Knows his kind is a dying breedCenturies have passed like grains of sandWaiting for someone to set him freeTo banish his soul by their avenging handContinue

Tags: poem, gothic, vampire

Gothic Haiku

Started by peggi boone. Last reply by Frances Anna Ayers Jul 30, 2011. 1 Reply

darkness dwells withinhides me in its black coveri long for my deathContinue

Tags: dark


Started by Nicki Johnson. Last reply by Nicki Johnson Jul 30, 2011. 2 Replies

You had choicesAnd yeah, I knowIt was never anything likeTwo roads diverged in a yellow woodnorockand a hard placeand it seems like a smart movewhen your house is on fireto save your own skin and how could I ask you to choose betweenyour first loveand your first-bornand is it even fairto say that was a choicebut it's more than I hadI didn't have youyou chose to save yourselfyou chose to stay with himyou even chose to keep your oh-so-importantreputationover mebut I didn't have thatreputationthose choicesI didn't have youlooking out for menoI didn't have younoyou didn't choose meand you were right therebut you weren't therefor menonot therewhereI needed youand was choosing meloving meso hard to decideI am worththe troubleI am worth the painI am worth the sacrificethe hurt of loving me  (love to get any thoughts or critique on this piece)Continue

I try not to relive the pain....

Started by Marie St. Amand. Last reply by Marie St. Amand Aug 23, 2011. 4 Replies

Sometimes I find myself recalling past painful experiences, although I try to keep them at bay.  It's very difficult for me in situations where another was involved and life, at the present time, is filled with constant reminders.  Most especially when it is your own child.  So innocent. Swift Bitter I never let you see my pain,swift bitter tears, as you depart.Always at arms length were you,a drunkard man of heavy heart. So full of broken promises,as you only crushed my dreams.Moments now, I wonder,you wanted only to hurt me, it seems. You left so thoughtless and easily,claiming I was the one to blame.The love I carried so deep in my heart,was your cruel and vengeful game.Marie St. Amand - Copyright 2011   Continue

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Comment by Joyce Evans-Campbell on September 23, 2012 at 3:42pm

Hello all, I've been on hiatus to finish our memoir but these near death scares have put that on hold. I've begun to write poems and work a few hours on the memoir which is just as painful. If any of you have suggestions for me, please let me know. I need help.

Comment by Joyce Evans-Campbell on September 23, 2012 at 3:39pm

I'm wrestling with a dark poem about my near death and my husband's near death on separate occasions -- two poems one at a time -- but the pain is so grave. I know these poems will be stronger and more powerful if I wrote them before long. I've tried to put a draft on paper without much success. It happened 7 months ago. Since then my sister had a close call, and my daughter is in a dangerous period with her own health. To make matters worse my husband and I've had manic episodes within weeks after the life threat.

Comment by Jennifer Rich on November 17, 2011 at 7:01pm

Hello to everyone,

I am not a new writer, but I have never shared my works previously, and I am currently looking for an outlet where I may share my works, receive criticisms and advice, and where I may do the same for other writers of the same genre.  Is it acceptable to post my work here?  I am so incredibly at sea and overwhelmed with all the information I have found regarding publishing writing online.  I would love to hear from someone with experience.

Comment by Marie St. Amand on August 23, 2011 at 11:30pm


Thank you for sharing.  I am so sorry for your loss, especially the circumstances under which this tremendous loss took place.  I would like to share some of my Poems written for my boyfriend and friend of 20 years.  He passed as a result of a motorcycle accident.  It's been many years now, but remains fresh in my mind.  In fact, just earlier this evening he came up in my thoughts while visiting a mutual friend we shared.  I like to share more of the events that took place.  A number of extremely significant and spiritual mysteries revolved around his passing that will forever remain deep within my soul. 


Comment by Frances Anna Ayers on May 28, 2011 at 3:38pm
I started writing in my forties,after my brothers suicide.
Comment by Marie St. Amand on April 15, 2011 at 7:50pm

Comment or Discussion????

Iwrote this at 15 years old.  Had a writers block throughout my entire marriage and began writing again at the age of 31.  Now, 42.  Yikes!


The full Moon was out,

with bright stars all about;

one dark summers night,

not another within sight.


A dark and lonely place of fear,

I wonder how I ended up here.

It seems forever, I’ve been pacing,

with painful thoughts in my mind, still racing.


Chilled by the crisp and cooling breeze,

amongst brush of fallen leaves;

blinding my eyes, bright stars glare,

reflecting my life with much despair.


To smell the sweetness of flowers in the breeze,

a chance to dance with the falling leaves;

highest mountaintops, I’d climb steep;

through murky waters; I’d swim deep.



If this pain won’t let me be,

forever, to remain far away from me;

I’d take my life, if that must be,

the only way to set me free.


Marie Vumback St. Amand Written @1984

Comment by Marie St. Amand on April 15, 2011 at 6:59pm

Commented on blog post of Julie Polk's regarding Tavy's Poem, "No One's Clone":

Love it!


Societies Clones (unfinished)

I’ll attempt to convey,

the utter dismay,

of lowering myself,

to the games people play.


Societies clones,

consumed by greed,

insult my beliefs,

and the life that I lead….

Marie St. Amand @2011

Comment by Marie St. Amand on April 7, 2011 at 5:23pm


I'm so glad I made an impact on your feelings for the better!!!!  Most of my poetry is dark and pertains to the worst times in life, experienced, etc. and it feels good to have established some positivity.  That's what I want this group to be all about!!!!


Marie : )

Comment by Marie St. Amand on April 7, 2011 at 12:47pm



I too am new to this site and unsure how to begin discussions/comments etc.  I've just started to share my poetry as well.  As far as "whether you should or not", I cannot answer that.  I am currently putting together my 200+ poems to send a manuscript for copyright, through the legal process.  I would suggest you do the same.  That will give you full rights and ownership to your work, ensuring no one can "steal" your words.  Check out these sites:


In response to your poetry shared I can relate and feel as if someone of my past could have written and felt the same and I'd like to address this feeling by verse, just come to mind at this moment in time....


That's not necessarily true, they may have genuinely loved and worshipped you,

sometimes circumstances rendered in this life tear a couples dreams apart,

that need not mean they never loved or deeply wanted you.

True intentions at that time, be smart, 

and they just may have been taking your best interests at heart.


Last minute, off the cuff poem - hope you understand....




Comment by Marie St. Amand on April 7, 2011 at 12:25pm
Thank you Joyce.

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