An Unholy Rite

I am happy to offer something just a touch darker at the request of my friend and fellow writer Rain Alchemist. You can read his poetic art on his blog HERE.


Black wax drips like sticky tar

Fire demons dance at their tips

Hopes are burnt to ashen char

As evil words leave eviler lips


Upon the floor in blood is stained

A youth given in sacrifice

To bring the Dark unrestrained

At the cost of a petty life


In the dim light of devil’s lair

The ancient arts are reborn

Sanctified in bone and hair

A covenant of soul is sworn


The silence summons the dead

As the contract is unfurled

Inked in the blood that was shed

To bring the fallen to the world


As smoke fills the rancid room

There is heard the mournful cries

As the world meets its final doom

Before the bloody signature dries


18 Responses to “An Unholy Rite”
  1. Thanks a lot, Brad for fulfilling my request and posting dark poetry, with your consistency in poetry writing and the versatility to write on any topic, I know there are many more waiting to be unveiled. Thanks for also highlighting my work in your blog, it’s an honour to be there in even a single post of your as I have always considered you an inspiration and a great friend.
    This piece is so fantastically written, a summoning for an ancient evil with blood sacrifice. Inspires me to gear up and write some myself for the spooky season. I absolutely admire your work and want to thank you deeply for all the support you have given me. Take care, my friend .

  2. Harley Reborn says:

    Yes! I love it

  3. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Wow! Loved it! Great work Brad! I love…in a twisted way…the dark side, but from a distant…

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Well done my friend. It seems you truly can write about anything and do it well. I am like Francisco I keep the scary stuff at a safe distance. You paint a graphic pictures here Brad with your creativity. Have a blessed day my friend. Love ❤️ to you from North Carolina. Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you, Jonikins! As a Taoist, I believe all light holds a bit of darkness and all darkness a bit of light. Have a great weekend! Much love!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        So very true my friend. I am an excellent example of that truth. Having grown up the way I did, well let’s just say, I too, believe those words. There is no doubt the darkness does exist. Sending you love as well my special friend and also gratitude for your kindness always Brad. A true gentleman. 🤗💕Love Jonikins

  5. Excellent piece Brad… Darkness could inspire us.
    Sending you the rays of an entire sun today.

  6. Jim Borden says:

    you are correct, this one did go a bit darker…
    the darkness makes us appreciate the light even more…

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