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Keeper of Darkness (Acrostic)
by Taylor Ryan

Friday, October 27, 2006
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A poet friend challenged me to a series of Dark Poems to be written by Halloween. Mind you all, this is a huge stretch for a rule , I don't do dark; however, the competitive spirit in me was up to the dare! TR

Keeper of Darkness

Deep in thicket of midnight mist
Amid the angst of feral fear
Resides the demon of desolate night
Keeper of the despondent and drear

Cloistered close amid forest's arch
Halls of obscurity shelter him
Amid the caws of raven's bleak crow
Lifelessly laden in diabolic din
Lusting for soul of innocence pure to
Enervate his evil whim... this
Night of ghoulish tricks and treats
Gruesome hours of satanic bliss
Elusive the phantom of All Hallow's Eve

Taylor Ryan
October 2006

First of the Dark Challenge Series

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Reviewed by Dark Knight 6/18/2007
Lovely Poem Princess Ryan
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/4/2006
OH Wow! YOu write DArk sinisterly! I liked it! YOur words you choose to use astound me! SEriously, you captures are minds! As we read... Enjoy! Your Upcomin' Holidays in Cheer and WArmth! Happy Times Abide!!! with many! as you do! WArm HuGS, SheeeOXO
Reviewed by A PAX 11/2/2006
You did a gret job.......and the pic is a perfect match!!!

I am gonna steal it lol
the pic not poem
Reviewed by Miss Pandora 11/2/2006
Bravo! Definitely better than chocolate! Now throw the gauntlet...superb write as ever, that sends shivers and stirs the mind. Much love, Landed Panda :)
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/30/2006
Brilliantly conceived and executed (!!), Taylor! It's one thing to rise to a challenge... quite another to take one on in a genre that is outside of the usual comfort zones... this is admirable and the result highly enduring. Halloween usually leaves me cold, so I tend to ignore it... but I DID have a couple of lines come to mind... that then went on to become plain silly, so I ditched them! My black, conical, wide-brimmed hat is well and truly off to you! :)) LOL K xx
Reviewed by Brittany Renée 10/30/2006
I envy your artistic ability, Taylor. Your writing is an eight course dinner for the kings and queens. You are quite remarkable. This work here is just amazing. Even more so because it was merely a challenge given to you by a fellow writer, and you just wrote it! Oh how I envy your vocabulary! Expansive, elusive and story-like. You define writer.
Reviewed by E. Richardson 10/29/2006
very very well done...I love a good acrostic and like the other below, I feel you have more than met the challenge.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 10/29/2006
Very well done... Next days are al saints and souls the xmas, so be of good cheer if you
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 10/29/2006
Well-done. Most definitely you have excelled at a dark challenge. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Butch Howard 10/28/2006
This is a chilling Halloween poem and skillfully written in acrostic form too! Your wonderful capacity for alliteration shines here. This is different from anything you have posted here before. Your versatility is impressive. I really like seeing this side of your creative mind!
Reviewed by Peter Paton 10/28/2006

You were up to the challenge with this exemplary and compelling acrostic..

I always reckon challenges keep us on our toes..and retain our
cutting edge in writing..;-)

Well done master craftswoman...

Love and Light

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 10/27/2006
Good job. Maybe u should do dark more often. U never know...what lurks... :-)
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/27/2006
Captivating write,I enjoy the way you write from so many different perspectives
Reviewed by J M 10/27/2006
This is definately dark captured well an evil for the Challenge..
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/27/2006
You do dark beautifully Taylor, but no less than expected from an accomplished poet like yourself!I agree it is in a classic vein.
Fine work!Looking forward to the next.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 10/27/2006
As I read this I hear Vincent Prices voice and that means this is scarey and successful.
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 10/27/2006
My thanks for the corrections server quit on me and I forgot I hadn;t changed on the one I had if only the picture would cooperate! xoTaylor
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/27/2006
Well set the dark mood well!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by richard cederberg 10/27/2006
You certainly do touch on the highs and lows of this despicable holiday with a deft touch of classicalism.

And the language you choose Taylor to paint your thoughts with shows growth and a rich insight.

Well done.

Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Sp. Feral
Sp. Daemon or demon or daimon
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