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The dark daunting whispers of
spectral strangers
bounced off the whitewashed walls of my
bedchamber.
And shook me from my resting-
ever-so replenishing!-
reviving reverie.
And stole my soul back into the world-
the rest of the lonely dreaming world-
of trouble; chore; of melancholy burden bore.

I paced the floor to and frow;
my heavy awkward steps
slightly out of sync.
My oafish unfacile feet-
my entire body!-
wanted and wished
to waltz
with the dancing shadows.
To twirl in adept unison
with the tinkling of footfalls
lightly treading upon the tufted floor.

However, my timing was as raw as my talent.
And as for my balance-
my lack-
that!
Could not be ignored.
And so I weaved ‘round the black withering forms.
Profound finesse: a fake façade I wore
whilst my lower limbs quivered and quaked,
and to my knees-
Thud!-
I hit the floor.






And alas!
With faltering fiery flame;
altering ardor.
I accomplished poise
upon fluctuating knees:
Locus
on the blanched floor.
My will to rise again-
in my entire essence-
was not present-
airy perspective:
Nevermore!

And so!
I simply stayed; situated.
Wondering, fearing-
and all the while
contemplating-
by the silent steel door
peering into the darkness:
My chestnut orbs bore.

Searching for advice;
seeking out the purity
of vintage literature
quill and ink could indite.
Verses to refer
to the vastly renowned King
of eternal Gothic lore.
For sagacious words of saintly yore,
And for enlightening guidance
I did implore.

And ho!
It neared!-
it gleamed!-
it loomed!-
to altitudes
the eye could see!
And to which elevation
decumbent cognizance
could collect!


Then!
In sudden misfortune
did my manifestation
my offspring-
my creation!-
decay.
Slowly… but steadily
it crumbled
to cinders-
vanished in
nightly departure!-
not a scintilla of remorse
left behind…

And
like how grains of the
molten-golden sand-
though merely remnants
of a greater being-
go about idly creeping through clasped fingers-
clenched hands-
and trickle like teary-eyed stalactite
down my cheeks
and into the deep…

As in the cavernous core
of the contemplative mind
lurks in the corners:
cobwebs of a memory
one tries to find.
And in reminiscence-
with such churlish swagger
indeed!-
it attempted run;
struggled to hide.

And in the void luminescence
of being confined-
for oh!
God knows
for how long the time!-
it tiptoed its way
out of the shelter
of its own kind.
Then bereft of an oppressive
parting goodbye-
skillfully slipping past
the approaching grasp!-
as fast as it’d come
it’d fled my mind
and as it breathed out
a sigh-
raspy adieu!-
-With ridged spine
Disheveled matted
Cerise fleece!-
It shrived
and

died…

Leaving me;
the morrow-
and my dearest
most darling
of sorrows!-
more hollow-
more numb!-
than ever
before.

I suffered from writer's block not too long ago and as I was trying to push through it, an idea came to mind. Inspired Idea Inspired Idea Inspired Idea  Theeeeen... I lost it. -.- Then came another idea! Writing about having an idea! Then losing the idea. ;D 

I wanted to try to write in Mr. Edgar Allan Poe's style of writing and added some of the language and phrases that he used in some of his writings (The Raven, A Dream Within A Dream, The Bells, The Conqueror Worm, and Annabel Lee.) Anywaysssss... This is my tribute to Mr. Poe. Hope you like it. ^.^

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EmmaAwesome8 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is spectacular! It's amazing that you wrote such a wonderful tribute to a legendary poet!
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much for your kind words. It truly do appreciate it. Giggle Giggle Giggle 
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EmmaAwesome8 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very much welcome! :)
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Whyles Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, this is my new favorite. I absolutely love Poe and I love that you wrote a poem as tribute to him. Its always nice to find others who enjoy Poe so much. Great job. :)
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
Well I'm honored to hear that. ^.^ I love Poe as well... He's just... Amazing. Heart  Thank you very much. It means a lot coming from a great poet like yourself! Love 
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Whyles Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. 
And I'm not really that great, but thank you. :)
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LethalPrincesa95 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
Sorry I was supposed to write nailed lol 
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
Haha, it's alright. I like the phrase "You nuked it." Haha! ^.^
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LethalPrincesa95 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
Lol 
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LethalPrincesa95 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
Poe is amazing. I just love poetry. U nuked it!!!
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much! I love poetry as well. And from your poem "Earthquake" it shows just how lovely a poet you are. Heart 
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LethalPrincesa95 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
Awww thanks. I'm a published poet. I've taken part in British poetry anthologies and had hundreds published around uk libraries. I'm atm writing a story which hopefully will get published on ebooks in a few months
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Writer
WOW. :o I feel so... honored to have received compliments on my work! Thank you sooo much. ^.^ I would love to buy a copy of your story. Heart 
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LethalPrincesa95 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Writer
Awwww so sweet. N yeh in a few months once it's edited and completed it's hopefully gonna be on ebooks. So when it is I'll deffo tell you 
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Writer
Yaaay! Thank you ever so much! I can't wait. :)
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LethalPrincesa95 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Writer
Np lol x
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Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Student Writer
I felt like I was reading a poem by Poe himself. It's better than my tribute to Poe: silencedbook9.deviantart.com/a…
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Writer
Oh, your tribute is just lovely. Thank you very much for your kind words. Heart 
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Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome and no problem!
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FiguraArto Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Splendid - a feast of Poe!
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. ^.^
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KCrayola Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh how i loved this experience. Ofcourse after your kind words on my piece, i made it my deal to come and view works of your. Thank you for your words and thank you for the read.
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Writer
Oh no problem at all! It was my pleasure. ^.^ And thank you for taking the time to read my poem!! Hope you like it. :D
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ItsKocot Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Writer
I feel that we've all felt this form of writer's block, as well as the despair of losing a good idea, at some pont in out lives. Excellent work, it's very much like a Poe poem! Now, if only I could remember my idea from last night...
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Writer
That's true and oh, how painful it is. >.< Thank you for your kind words!! How terrible... I wish you the best in recovering your lost idea. oooh, stars 
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ItsKocot Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Student Writer
Well, I think that the idea has been lost at this point, but that's fine, more will come in the future! I have many days left, as do you, I'm sure.
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Writer
I'm sorry for your loss. :( (Sad)  But yes! I wish you the best for your writing. ^.^ And thank you again!!! :) (Smile) 
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ItsKocot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Writer
I appreciate the gesture, and the same back to you! Keep on producing excellent poetry, and I will remain ever a fan!
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christiahlove Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you ever so much! That means so much to me! I will try my hardest and work my butt off!!! ^.^ 
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