An Unholy Rite


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


16 Responses to “An Unholy Rite”
  1. beth says:

    Creepy and perfect for the season!

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Wow! This time you’ve really gone dark my friend! But a very well written and powerful poem!

  3. Halloween must be around the corner. Glad I read this morning and not before bed!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    a darl tale for sure; yet there is a beauty in your words and style as well…

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Oh, that last line…

    You and those endings always get me!

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Wow this is creepy and perfect for Halloween. I love the way you ended the world at the end. This is great writing. A sacrifice, ugh- I won’t look for candy at your house Brad. Hugs 🤗 love Jonikins

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