An Unholy Rite



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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
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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