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.

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Black wax drips like sticky tar

Fire demons dance at their tips

Hopes are burnt to ashen char

As evil words leave eviler lips

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Upon the floor in blood is stained

A youth given in sacrifice

To bring the Dark unrestrained

At the cost of a petty life

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In the dim light of devil’s lair

The ancient arts are reborn

Sanctified in bone and hair

A covenant of soul is sworn

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The silence summons the dead

As the contract is unfurled

Inked in the blood that was shed

To bring the fallen to the world

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As smoke fills the rancid room

There is heard the mournful cries

As the world meets its final doom

Before the bloody signature dries

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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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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