Part 1 – Read the best of DARK Poetry

CLICK the link and read the best of DARK Poetry from the last 18 months from around the world. Enjoy. 

DEMONS, by Casiar Meloy
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/10/30/demons-poetry-by-casiar-meloy/

CHAOTIC SIMPLICITY, by Kelly Rice
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/11/07/chaotic-simplicity-poetry-by-kelly-rice/

HAPPY, by Samrat Rudra
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2017/01/30/happy-poetry-by-samrat-rudra/

THE PLAYGROUND, by Phillip Rivers
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/10/13/the-playground-poetry-by-phillip-rivers/

EVERYONE’S FINE, by Marie Catalan
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/08/24/everyones-fine-poetry-by-marie-catalan/

UNFORGIVING, by KL Porter
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/08/09/unforgiving-poetry-by-k-l-porter/

THE DISTANT, by Kelly Rice
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/07/02/the-distant-present-tense-poetry-by-kelly-rice/

CHILD OF MIDNIGHT, by Anthony Silva
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/06/20/child-of-midnight-poetry-by-anthony-silva/

THE MAN, by Edward Matyja
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/06/11/the-man-poetry-by-edward-matyja/

GASOLINE TEARS, by Gina Walker III
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/06/11/gasoline-tears-poetry-by-gina-walker-iii/

VIGOROUSLY UPBEAT, by Kelly Rice
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2016/01/07/vigorously-upbeat-poetry-by-kelly-rice/

DISMAL, by Sonya Devyakin
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/11/20/dismal-poetry-by-sonya-devyatkin/

EULOGY FOR A BAT, by Kathy Figueroa
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/10/14/eulogy-for-a-bat-poetry-by-kathy-figueroa/

ONCE NOTHING, by Adam White
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/10/10/once-nothing-poetry-by-adam-white/

DIMMER, by Shannon R. Giedieviells
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/10/21/dimmer-poetry-by-shannon-r-giedieviells/

THE NOVEMBER WAR, by Kathy Figueroa
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/10/19/the-november-war-poetry-by-kathy-figueroa/
LUFTMENSCHEN, by LJ Kessels
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/09/28/luftmenschen-2-poetry-by-lj-kessels/

SWEAR TO ME, by Will Humphrey
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/09/28/swear-to-me-poetry-by-will-humphrey/

I PROMISE, by Sky Boivin
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/09/23/i-promise-poetry-by-sky-boivin/

FOREVER NO, by Billie Myers
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/09/19/forever-no-poetry-by-billie-myers/

THE CURATOR, by John Taurek Baziw
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/09/06/the-curator-poetry-by-john-taurek-baziw/

BLACK WHITE AND BLOOD, by Lizzie Heart
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/09/06/black-white-and-blood-poetry-by-lizzie-heart/

LITTLE GIRL, by Tessarra Parrish
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/30/little-girl-poetry-by-tessarra-parrish/

THROUGH THE WHISPERS OF A DREAM, by Stephen Lodge
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/28/through-the-whispers-of-a-dream-poetry-by-stephen-lodge/

UNITITLED, by Nina Katungi
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/21/untitled-poem-poetry-by-nina-katungi/

NO TITLE, by Richard M. Knittle JR.
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/21/no-title-poetry-by-richard-m-knittle-jr/

CURTAINS LEAK, by Kelly Rice
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/15/curtains-leak-poetry-by-kelly-rice/

THE STREET I LIVED, by Chey Laine
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/08/01/the-street-i-lived-by-chey-laine/

FOREIGN CORRSPONDENT, by Ricky Hawthorne
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/20/foreign-correspondent-poetry-by-ricky-hawthorne/

THE CURRENT CRIME, by Leslie Moon
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/16/the-current-crime-poetry-by-leslie-moon/

WALKING WITH GHOSTS, by Lucy Williams
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/08/walking-with-ghosts-poetry-by-lucy-williams/

DEAR PAST SELF, by Kris Dionio
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/08/dear-past-self-poetry-by-kris-dionio/

SCREAMS OF MELANCHOLY, by Mohammad Shahnawaz
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/07/02/screams-of-melancholy-poetry-by-mohammad-shahnawaz/

MY DEAR BOY, by Camila Cal
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/27/my-dear-boy-poetry-by-camila-cal/

THE COLOR OF HUNGER, by Mikayla Baldwin
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/27/the-color-of-hunger-poetry-by-mikayla-baldwin/

DARK MATTER BRAIN, by Kate McClelland
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/19/dark-matter-brain-poetry-by-kate-mcclelland/

THE HEART TALES, by Gloria Oyewusi
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/19/the-hearts-tales-poetry-by-gloria-oyewusi/

STAND YOUR GROUND, by H. Lee
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/16/stand-your-ground-poetry-by-h-lee/

SEXUAL LUST, by Prism Divinity
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/16/sexual-lust-poetry-by-prism-divinity/

YOU COULDN’T HURT ME, by Juliette Westbrook Finch
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/16/you-couldnt-hurt-me-more-poetry-by-juliette-westbrook-finch/

UNICORN, by Rachel Cummins
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/11/unicorn-poetry-by-rachel-cummins/

CORNERS, by Jonathan Baltzly
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/07/corners-poetry-by-jonathan-baltzly/

THE WARRING HARRIDAN, by Cassandra Swan
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/07/the-warring-harridan-poetry-by-cassandra-swan/

THE CLOWN, by Arnab Dey
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/01/the-clown-poetry-by-arnab-dey/

I HATE THAT I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, by Zari Riley
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/29/i-hate-that-i-love-you-so-much-poetry-by-zari-riley/

INHERIT THE SIN, by Toto Che Handala
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/28/inherit-the-sin-poetry-by-toto-che-handala/

DARK RAIN, by Ava Leigh Stewart
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/28/dark-rain-poetry-by-ava-leigh-stewart/

PAIN, by Muthoni Ngige
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/23/pain-poetry-by-muthoni-ngige/

THE DRINKING GAME, by Hanna Abi Akl
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/23/the-drinking-game-poetry-by-hanna-abi-akl/

PENDING SORROW, by Chris Hill
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/16/pending-sorrow-poetry-by-chris-hill/

REFLECTIONS OF NOTHING, by Billoy Bobber
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/15/reflections-of-nothing-poetry-by-billy-bobber/

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Family Destruction, Poetry by Barbara Hunt

She stared at it a carbon copy of herself stared back smiling exposing it’s horrible jagged teeth and a dead expression

Genre: Dark, Depression, Scary, and Family

Family Destruction
by Barbara Hunt

Dark and sinister it was as it stared down at her a devilish smile played on its lips as amusement raised in its eyes

She stared at it a carbon copy of herself stared back smiling exposing it’s horrible jagged teeth and a dead expression

This monster was of the worst in nature and as she stared at it she became cornered as it pulled her down into the depths of the underworld
Sealing her fate as no cries would ever be heard she closed her eyes delving further into the abyss she uttered it’s name in the eternal silence mourning the loss of peace

 

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MASOCHISTS, by Poetry by Kyle Jones

Your masters,
sick;
masochists.
Savages wrapped
in lavish masks,

Genre: Dark, Rhythmic, Deep

Masochists
by Kyle Jones

Your masters,
sick;
masochists.
Savages wrapped
in lavish masks,
the past unraveled it.
We’ve traveled
backwards,
cataract contact,
laughs with
con-act actors.
Intact cause our dad’s
dads were bastards.
We backtracked paths
and sat on past answers.
Planned for the damned
and we laughed at disaster.

 

 

 

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39 WORDS, Poetry by Josslyn Rae Turner

birth family childhood friendship learn explore

adult love sex family children parent

dreams build break broken torn

tears anger fight affliction

Genre: Dark, Depression

 

39 Words

By

Josslyn Rae Turner  

 

birth family childhood friendship learn explore

adult love sex family children parent

dreams build break broken torn

tears anger fight affliction

 

birth family childhood friendship learn explore

abuse bully hate destroy

darkness deep hell within

struggle

no

more

END

 

 

 

 

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Missing Pieces, Poetry by Barbara Hunt

Despair and longing shredded his soul as he silently gazed upon the family he once had

Pain smoldered and cut through his heart like a knife causing an ache as rememberance flung him into a dark hole cold to the touch shuddering as if very sad

Genre: family, dark, sad, and lost

Missing Pieces
by Barbara Hunt

Despair and longing shredded his soul as he silently gazed upon the family he once had

Pain smoldered and cut through his heart like a knife causing an ache as rememberance flung him into a dark hole cold to the touch shuddering as if very sad

Nothing could be done he had to save his brothers soul even if it was black and deep as rocks of coal

The small window of family closed never to be forgotten as he said a silent goodbye he turned wishing things were different but alas this was his choice and these sacred pieces would have to continue to be lost

 

 

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AinmosnInsomniA, Poetry by Obi Martin

Monuments of tired eyes

wall up before my face.

collapsing ranks of sane and civil thought

leave violence in their place.

Genres: #dark #macabre #existence #life #insomnia

AinmosnInsomniA by Obi Martin

 

Monuments of tired eyes

wall up before my face.

collapsing ranks of sane and civil thought

leave violence in their place.

 

Drying wells of bitter peace

keep crying for my gaze

and clamor round my clanking cell

demanding rest from days.

 

My visions red and gray and

seven shades of stricken screaming black.

my thoughts are kiting high and taut

stretched useless on the rack.

 

Why have you forsaken

and whats left for me to say

apart from turning short and faceless purpose

towards the silent withered day.

 

 

 

 

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THERE IS ME, AND THAN THERE IS YOU, Poetry by Kristen Corbisiero

There is me, and than there is you,

Two fools who happened to cross paths,

And find stability in the utter chaos around us.

I found you, in the coldest part of my heart,

While you craved the darkness you sought in me.

So I’ll use you to ease into the noise of my cluttered mind,

Genre: dark, (toxic) relationships, love, and personal.

THERE IS ME, AND THAN THERE IS YOU

by Kristen Corbisiero

 

There is me, and than there is you,

Two fools who happened to cross paths,

And find stability in the utter chaos around us.

I found you, in the coldest part of my heart,

While you craved the darkness you sought in me.

So I’ll use you to ease into the noise of my cluttered mind,

And you can use me to try and tame you demons.

I think I see the Devil lapping at our heels,

To devour the saints we deluded ourselves into becoming,

For the tainted sinners we always were.

 

There is me. And now there is you,

Two scorned lovers in an exile bestowed only by those we’ve loved

(It doesn’t matter that they are we. Or we are they.)

I feel you in the deepest part of my bones,

Where my hands have found trouble and grace.

I lost it all when you dug yourself in my heart

Its ice and frost melting the waters that would flood my soul and

And that is the moment we drown.
 

There is me. There is you.

Two people who happened to know each other

From along time ago, from a past that is better left buried.

I want to fight, for what we had become, but I had be beaten and I was bruised.

So I‘ll sit here on the edge, holding onto every ‘if’ and every ‘maybe’,

Everything that crashed and brought us to our knees.

And we chase and we fall for the same thing every damn time.

But never into each other,

Now into the arms of something better, someone new.

 

Now there is me. Only me.

You’ve left to find yourself again,

Because you found you didn’t like who you became with me

You lost you mind, let it sink in the loudest part of our love,

So it fell in between the silence of the noise.

The thawed ice frozen once again, freezing back into place.

And the stability I found is numbing.

 

There is no longer me and there is no longer you.

Just two souls intertwined than detangled.

So we pray and pray, to be cleansed of the demon and devils

To find grace and peace in the walls of a pagan god.

Because I still feel the Devil lapping at our heels

Hungry for the sins we’ve yet to commit,

Waiting to wash away its innocence, and bath in the cruelty of our love.

We come to find the things we once found stability in,

Are the things that lead us further and further into the chaos of our broken minds.

 

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I’m Sorry, Poetry by Jaco Potgieter

Standing in the ashes of my sorry I dream of what could have been.

Looking at the grey and black I wonder about what came first and last.

How it would have been if I spoke or remained silent a little longer.

What this moment might have looked like if I did more or didn’t do.

In this now exist only the scarred and broken remains of what if?

Touching the torched wood of our togetherness, it crumbles to nothing.

Genre – Dark, Hurt, Love, Painful, Relationships, Sad, Redemption

I’m Sorry by Jaco Potgieter

 

Standing in the ashes of my sorry I dream of what could have been.

Looking at the grey and black I wonder about what came first and last.

How it would have been if I spoke or remained silent a little longer.

What this moment might have looked like if I did more or didn’t do.

In this now exist only the scarred and broken remains of what if?

Touching the torched wood of our togetherness, it crumbles to nothing.

 

Dusty maps in my hands of roads traveled brings no peace, they end here.

Then I cry at the joke of it all, the tortured reality of the path of destiny.

 

I’m sorry.

 

I use the fragments of what should have been to clear a new path.

Then I summon myself to this home of catastrophic annihilation.

I scoop up the remnants of us from the debris with my hands.

I bow my head and with my tears water the green seedling of our new creation.

 

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Read the best of DARK POETRY from all over the world

Submit your POETRY to the Festival. Three options to submit:
https://festivalforpoetry.com/

Submit your POETRY to the Festival. Three options to submit:
https://festivalforpoetry.com/

THE HEARTS TALES, by Gloria Oyewusi
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/19/the-hearts-tales-poetry-by-gloria-oyewusi/

STAND YOUR GROUND, by H Lee
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/16/stand-your-ground-poetry-by-h-lee/

SEXUAL LUST, by Prism Divinity
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/16/sexual-lust-poetry-by-prism-divinity/

YOU COULDN’T HURT ME MORE, by Juliette Westbrook Finch
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/16/you-couldnt-hurt-me-more-poetry-by-juliette-westbrook-finch/

UNICORN, by Rachel Cummins
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/11/unicorn-poetry-by-rachel-cummins/

CORNERS, by Jonathan Baltzly
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/07/corners-poetry-by-jonathan-baltzly/

THE WARRING HARRIDAN, by Cassandra Swan
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/07/the-warring-harridan-poetry-by-cassandra-swan/

THE CLOWN, by Arnab Dey
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/06/01/the-clown-poetry-by-arnab-dey/

I HATE THAT I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, by Zari Riley
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/29/i-hate-that-i-love-you-so-much-poetry-by-zari-riley/

INHERIT THE SIN, by Toto Chehandala
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/28/inherit-the-sin-poetry-by-toto-che-handala/

DARK RAIN, by Ava Leigh Stewart
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/28/dark-rain-poetry-by-ava-leigh-stewart/

THE TRUTH, by Prateeque Ojha
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/24/the-truth-poetry-by-prateeque-ojha/

THE STORM, by Gayila Bolden
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/24/the-storm-poetry-by-gayila-bolden/

PAIN, by Muthoni Ngige
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/23/pain-poetry-by-muthoni-ngige/

THE DRINKING GAME, by Hanna Abiakl
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/23/the-drinking-game-poetry-by-hanna-abi-akl/

PENDING SORROW, by Chris Hill
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/16/pending-sorrow-poetry-by-chris-hill/

REFLECTIONS OF NOTHING, by Bill Bobber
http://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2015/05/15/reflections-of-nothing-poetry-by-billy-bobber/

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