PHIL_ROBERTS's Poems

Here's the list of poems submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS  —  There are currently 171 poems total — keep up the great work!

THE NIGHT KILLER

A loathsome fiend meanders Down a dreary cobbled lane, Hoping soon to slake his thirst Inflicting fear and pain. A man-shaped monster lurking Near crates in alleyways Needing soon to make a kill ‘Fore night turns into day. Lurking, leering, stal...

by Phil Roberts

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14 hours ago

THE LAND OF THE DOOMED

In the land of the doomed Where only sorrow grows, The broken-hearted abound All pleasure is now unknown. All the lonely people Subsisting in despair, The hopeless are marooned here Abandoned without care. Lost and homeless descend To live in th...

by Phil Roberts

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14 hours ago

CRIES OF AGONY

Cries of agony Ringing out one evil night, Shrieks of great despair Unbearable atrocities, Performed on kidnap victims. Evil in the night Horror on the midnight air, Unearthly figures Flitting through the evil night, Hunting shrilling, pleading p...

by Phil Roberts

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14 hours ago

THE CREEPER

In the darkened alleyways In the absence of pure light, A shadowy figure slowly creeps Upon the cobblestones at night. Across dark rooftops far above Across the highest alley wall, The shadow of a ghastly creature ‘Pon the paving stones doth fall...

by Phil Roberts

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15 hours ago

WHEN THE FOURTH ESTATE BECAME THE FIFTH COLUMN

Evil through their every move And evil in their every word, Their evil fouls electoral booths By fawning to the psycho-nerd. Impartiality has flown this land To never greet us evermore, Corruption always near at hand As Rove builds up the psycho-...

by Phil Roberts

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1 day ago

QUESTIONS

Important questions do occur To tax our worried minds, Especially when the Leaders try To bury them in mounds of lies. We're told to never question lies And never try to seek the truth, They say some ‘facts' are beyond question Yet offer up no pr...

by Phil Roberts

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1 day ago

POLITICALLY CORRECT THINKING

Politically correct thinking Is brainwashed into us since birth, ‘Conform and never think a thought,’ Say the leaders, ‘To prove your worth.’ Politically correct thinking Is undoubtedly always wrong, But the populace follows the evil lies Unless ...

by Phil Roberts

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POLITICALLY CORRECT CRIMINALS

Politically correct criminals Brainwashing our children since birth, And the ones too strong to submit to controls Are slandered as having no worth. Politically correct criminals Teach lies like they’re preaching the gospel, Soulless, heartless c...

by Phil Roberts

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1 day ago

THE BADGE OF SHAME

T’Was a hoary old bag named Vikkie Who handed this token her name, Australian terrorists now get To show off their badge of shame. Overseas they are doing acts That best can be spoken as evil, Quislings to two mighty empires Who both are in leagu...

by Phil Roberts

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2 days ago

THE AXEMAN COMETH

The axeman cometh Yes, Little Johnny cometh, To cut away our dreams; His scalpel’s out His victim’s all kneel, Listen to them scream. The axeman’s mission is To wield his weapon, And make Australia hurt; He’ll lower his axe All our dreams are cu...

by Phil Roberts

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2 days ago

ANTARCTIC WINDS

Icy winds blow in Melbourne Nearly antarctically cold, Cold enough to freeze blood solid Enough to chill through to your soul. Icy winds blow through the souls Of those without homes to go to, Shuffling slowly down Nicholson Street Where the unem...

by Phil Roberts

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2 days ago

ADVANCE AUSTRALIA? NO FAIR!

The rich folk in their castles With shiny ivory walls, Resplendent in their finery Mansions with massive halls. The poor folk at the other end Live starving in the streets, The rich folk talk of helping But their talk is empty bleats. The govern...

by Phil Roberts

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2 days ago

THE RAPE OF DEMOCRACY

When Liberals equals Labor Then all hope is truly lost, Despite our three-year electoral term Democracy is the cost. The Liberals are the Labor now The Labor the reverse, It’s hard to think of anything That could be truly worse. The Aussie Democ...

by Phil Roberts

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3 days ago

THOUGHT CRIME

Thinking for yourself today This counts as major thought crime, Only think what the Leader says And always toe the party line. Never have an original thought It's best to keep an empty head, Be careful of anything you think And especially of what...

by Phil Roberts

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3 days ago

BOOK BURNING

Book burning’s back in favour And Old Bony’s on the nose, In a garden where but lies are seeded And only evil grows. A white man cannot be black This is the truth indeed, Purity of black ideals Is what they say we need. Australia was a land of t...

by Phil Roberts

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3 days ago

NAZIS 2021

Nazis run our lives today Reducing all our hopes to fear, Life was once so fine indeed Till terror goose-stepped over here Terrorists now run the world And order us to live their way, Forcing us to toe the line Watching us through night and day....

by Phil Roberts

added by PHIL_ROBERTS
3 days ago

ORDERS

Orders are being given By those lusting for control, Mindless sycophantic drones Without charisma; without soul. Orders are used to tame us And make us think the 'right' way, They control our every thought and act They restrict what we dare to sa...

by Phil Roberts

added by PHIL_ROBERTS
5 days ago

OUT OF THE DARKNESS

Out of the darkness comes a creature From some misbegotten time, Crawling, slinking, creeping From some foul primordial slime. Lurking in dark alleyways Hoping soon for passers-by, The unsuspecting walk the lane And from the dark a hellish cry. ...

by Phil Roberts

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5 days ago

FEAR THE REAPER

Late one moonless night Comes a figure draped in black, Stealing human lives. Taking away the life force Of his victim; now a corpse. Silently he creeps Through dark and dingy alleys, Scything all he finds. Taking only the seared soul Leaving t...

by Phil Roberts

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5 days ago

TIME TO DIE

There is a time to live And there's a time to die, But which is it now? Fearing the worst You lock yourself inside, Refusing to go outside. But what if death comes From without your own home, For reasons unexpected? There is a time to panic An...

by Phil Roberts

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5 days ago

LATE ONE EVIL NIGHT

Late one lonely night Unsuspecting innocents, Stroll the baneful streets Blind to malignant evil, Death creeping ever closer. Midnight callers creep Through a dark, lonely bedroom, Unwary sleepers Wake to discover horrors, Moving slowly toward th...

by Phil Roberts

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6 days ago

THE NIGHT STALKER

A creature from some elder lore Stalks the alleyways by night, Creeping through boxes and crates That line the dingy alley, till; Stretching batwings to take flight. Beneath the creature passersby Slowly go about their business, Homeless, unemplo...

by Phil Roberts

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6 days ago

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF GRAVES

Down in sunken crypts Ghoulish creatures stir, Concrete graves crack open Bony arms push through the earth. Out of long-forgotten graves Skeletal creatures climb, Rotten flesh hanging from bones Puss oozing from withered limbs. Up cracked concre...

by Phil Roberts

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6 days ago

THE PUPPETEER

Evil Puppeteer Transforming living beings, Into life-like dolls. Fatalists believe That we're living puppets, The Puppeteer agrees. Making people puppets Bringing dolls to life, The Puppeteer at play. Strung up like villains Once living peopl...

by Phil Roberts

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6 days ago

THE PAINTER

Hippogryphs, vampires Werewolf, zombies, and ghouls, The Painter brings to Life. The Painter painting A lullaby of despair, No hope remaining. The Painter paints A portrait that brings madness, To anyone who sees it. Horror tales come alive On ...

by Phil Roberts

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7 days ago

NIGHT SOLDIERS

Night soldiers marching From the dream world to the real, Nightmares approaching you To make your senses reel. Silver swords descending Toward a sleeping figure, Slicing through their soul’s membrane Till their body cedes to rigour: Silently sli...

by Phil Roberts

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7 days ago

OUT OF THE DEEPS: THE KRAKEN WAKES

In the days of old, till the ‘70s The story of the kraken was regarded as myth, But as fishing nets hauled the monsters up Reluctant sceptics have had to admit: Admit to the fact of a tentacled brute Pulling sailors from lifeboats to eat, In both...

by Phil Roberts

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7 days ago

THE NIGHT TRAVELLERS

The night travellers Come from out of the rain, Calling late at night They steal your breath away. Beautiful translucent young woman More like a mermaid than a girl, Lives her life in water But travels 'round the world. The bearded ringmaster Le...

by Phil Roberts

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7 days ago

NIGHT ARMIES

Armies of the dead Come searching for the living, Swords are drawn, lances borne Through beating hearts, they’re driven. Marching through dark shadows Where evil deeds were once done, They need to kill the enemy Although victory is long won. Swi...

by Phil Roberts

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8 days ago

DARK FEEDERS OF THE NIGHT

Dark feeders at night Winging above the rooftops, Seeking living food. Watching for movement Or for any sign of life In the dark streets below. Even the slightest glimmer Will start them screeching, As they start to dive. Hearing the screechi...

by Phil Roberts

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8 days ago

THE THING OUTSIDE

Something's lurking Outside on your window sill, Something truly evil. Babadook? Manticore? Hippogriff, or unicorn? All you know is fear. Something is knocking Upon your window pane. The wind, Or something more? Something horrid Whose visage...

by Phil Roberts

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8 days ago

HORROR IN THE BURIAL GROUND

Pale-faced creatures lurk In dark shadows in graveyards. Sensing danger near Mourners turn, then run screaming, As tall, caped figures approach. In burial crypts Behind deserted mansions, Long-dead creatures stir And breaking free from death's ch...

by Phil Roberts

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8 days ago

DREAMS DEFEAT THE AWFUL NIGHT

Dreams defeat the awful night Where nothing decent can survive, And surely nothing good can thrive On this awful, horrid night! Dreams allow a sweet escape From horrors lurking close nearby, From creeping things that haunt the night A sweet an...

by Phil Roberts

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9 days ago

INFERNO

Man of living fire Inferno can burn deserts, Or water in streams. Streets a fiery Hell Buildings collapsing within, Inferno at work. Inferno destroys Everything he encounters, Nought resists his flames. Inferno melts building Killing all withi...

by Phil Roberts

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9 days ago

HIDDEN IN THE LIGHT

Hidden in the light Monsters lurk unseen, Preying upon the living Supping upon their souls; Feasting on their life force Leaving them empty shells, Zombie-like undead things Shambling, not quite whole. Hidden from the living Monsters stalk us all...

by Phil Roberts

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9 days ago

DON'T LET IT IN

Something dreadful knocks Upon your door late at night, Please, don't let it in. Like in vampire tales It can't enter your house, Unless you let it in. Beware of night whistling It might be just the wind, Or something outside. Something foul an...

by Phil Roberts

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9 days ago

DARK SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT

Night’s dark shadows hide All manner of evil, Lurking just out of sight. Dark rituals performed In the cover of night, On a lonely hill. Eerie shapes and sounds Permeate the dire night, Terrifying passers. Evil creatures stalking Through the ...

by Phil Roberts

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10 days ago

THE DEADLY WATERS

Fish avoid the forest In this deadly world, Swimming in the waters. But even the water Holds lethal surprises, Carnivorous weeds. Seaweed pounces Shooting out lethal stalks, Capturing passing piscine. Underwater vines Grab passing amphibians,...

by Phil Roberts

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10 days ago

IN THE VERDANT FOREST

Birds fly overhead Looking for a place to land, Without being killed. Down below them is A verdant wonderland, Beautiful and deadly. Hoping to get past The evil greenery, The tired birds fly onwards. Eventually too tired Birds are forced to la...

by Phil Roberts

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10 days ago

STRANGLING VINES

Strangling vines growing Up along tree trunks climbing Toward the heavens. Gradually they murder Their host tree, but not until Drawing life from it. But on this strange world Strangling vines also feed on, Passing animals. When a careless crea...

by Phil Roberts

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10 days ago

THE MAN-OF-IRON

Manlike metal thing Thunders through an old building, Killing all it finds. Clanking old metal Like an ancient robot, The Man-Of-Iron Comes. Hands like steel vices Crippling or killing anyone, Who invades his home. Guillotine-like mouth Crunch...

by Phil Roberts

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11 days ago

IN THE CRYPT

In the crypt foul creatures lurk Through the shadows to slowly creep, Chewing, crunching, slurping rudely As nearby unwary humans sleep. In the mire of slime and ichor Chomping on mortal remains, Sleeping people could not believe How foul the cre...

by Phil Roberts

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11 days ago

DARKNESS IN HER SOUL

Darkness in her soul Evil guides the actions, Of this woman from Hell. The darkness embraces you Holds you like a lover, Drags you to your doom. Darkness welcomes you With long, shadowy arms, Drawing you to danger. A night-black goddess Sens...

by Phil Roberts

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11 days ago

VERDANT GREENERY

Verdant greenery Abundant, lush, and, living, Silently waiting. Waiting for Creatures To foolish walk near, Then vines and branches lash out. Winding around bodies Of their chosen prey, To leech their blood away. Victims squeal in terror As th...

by Phil Roberts

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11 days ago

THE GREEN-MERMAID INN

Within a glass tank A beautiful green maiden, Breathing in water? A rural inn houses What seems to be a mermaid, Put there on display. People stop and stare Wondering if the mermaid, Could be truly real? People can vanish Sometimes in a twink...

by Phil Roberts

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12 days ago

THE LILYWHITE BOYS

Sand, cement, water Go to make living demons, The Lilywhite Boys. Flowing like water Concrete lets the Lilywhites, Rise up to grab you. Drawing pleasure from Terror. The Lilywhite Boys Let the concrete set. Like living mortar The Lilywhite Boy...

by Phil Roberts

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12 days ago

UPON A CRYSTAL WORLD

Crystal Piscine swim In lakes of liquid oxygen, On some distant world. Crystal cities rise Way up into the sky, Housing crystal beings. Crystal people Look like statues when asleep, Look wonderful awake. Crystal women More gorgeous by far Than...

by Phil Roberts

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12 days ago

CITY OF CRYSTAL

City of crystal Transparent Buildings, Housing crystal furnishings. Crystal statues stand In almost all rooms, Or are they sleeping people? Outside crystal beasts Statues or sleeping creatures? Difficult to tell. In the city stand Crystalline...

by Phil Roberts

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12 days ago

NIGHT OF THE HUNTERS

Night hunters come Not quite human, nor animal, Something in between. Sometimes they're screeching Like some prehistoric bird, Sometimes they gibber. Sometimes they speak In a language like Chinese, But the words make no sense. Night hunters u...

by Phil Roberts

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13 days ago

THE FIRE OWL

Australian folk law Talks of a bird that lives in fire, Yet never burns. Warning of danger Resembling an owl, It knows death is drawing near. Before a murder's done The Fire Owl appears hopping From foot to foot. Along a burning log The Fire ...

by Phil Roberts

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13 days ago

THE DEADLY TEMPTRESS

A deadly temptress Luring men to her bed, Killing them in the night A passionate woman Whose loving saps the strength, And life right away. Loving men to death Leaving nothing but ashes, The Deadly Temptress. Luring and loving Are her special...

by Phil Roberts

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13 days ago

AFTER NIGHTFALL COMES

After nightfall comes In this loathsome place, Great travesties abounding. Creatures out of nightmares Mutations or throwbacks, Like badly drawn toons. Faces only half-formed On bodies that don't fit, Legs that carry them. Some have two faces O...

by Phil Roberts

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13 days ago

BIG BROTHER

Big Brother is watching over you All through your working day, You’re not allowed to think or move And be careful of what you say. In offices around Australia Big Brother is firmly in control, He watches all that’s said and done To see we’re doin...

by Phil Roberts

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13 days ago

RIGHT THINKING’ IS ALWAYS WRONG

One of the cruellest ironies there ever was The cruellest that could ever come along, Is that, despite what the mind-controllers claim ‘Right thinking’ is always wrong. Despite what the mind-controllers say ‘Right thinking” cannot be justified, B...

by Phil Roberts

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13 days ago

9/12

In a graveyard; perhaps in Africa A secret lies well hid, A clue to genocidal murder That terrorist once did. In New York Town a crime was done Three thousand people died, But slowly the awful truth leaked out That the bureaucrats had lied. A pl...

by Phil Roberts

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13 days ago

CRYSTALLINE TOWERS

Crystalline towers Reaching almost to heaven, Singing in the wind. Metallic statues Of hideous carnivores, Once living round here. Silence except whistling From the towers ... then shrilling In the distance. A great way off resounds Such monstr...

by Phil Roberts

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14 days ago

FLOWER POWER

Just like the Triffids From Fiction; Flower People Want to supplant humans. Looking like sunflowers Moving on stalk-like legs, To hunt us all down. Humanity's last days? Hunted by a nemesis, We can't defeat. Sunflower People With bright yellow...

by Phil Roberts

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14 days ago

FIRE & LIGHT

Creature of fire and light Emitting energies, Lethal up too close. Its light radiates Outward through the darkness, Healing from a distance. Burning all it touches People turned to charcoal, All but burnt away. Its energies heal Or reduce to m...

by Phil Roberts

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14 days ago

A BEAUTIFUL DEMON

Beautiful demon Sensual like a woman, Eager soon to feed. Attractive woman Revealing herself a fiend, In human disguise. A beautiful fiend Sensual but so lethal, Readying to kill. Men will gladly die For this beautiful temptress, Modern femm...

by Phil Roberts

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14 days ago

TERROR AGENTS

Terror agents kidnapping Torturing, even killing, Innocents. MI5, MI6, MI7, MI8, MI9 The CIA and FBI, All terror agents. DARPA is the most evil But ASIO and the MOSSAD, Aren't far behind. Terror agents watch Using CCTV to spy on, Everything we...

by Phil Roberts

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15 days ago

THE EDGE OF FEAR

She takes you to the Very edge of death itself, Very edge of fear. The dark woman knows How to thrill men; excite men, Scare them half to death. Taken to extremes Her love can be fatal, Can give you joy and fear. She can excite you With her bru...

by Phil Roberts

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15 days ago

THE DRUMMER

Drumbeat of terror Reminds you of the evil, Closing in on you. The drummer brings death To unwary listeners, Playing The Last Post. The Drummer beating Ends life, hope, and reason, Drums a tune of madness. The Last Post sounds out As the drum...

by Phil Roberts

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15 days ago

THE DARK PRINCE

The dark prince draws near From the dire underworld, Where nothing good resides. Some call him Satan Others Beelzebub, but The Dark Prince is his name. As the dark lord comes All decent things run and hide, Fearing the Dark Prince. The Nethe...

by Phil Roberts

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15 days ago

PANTHER MAN [aka THE BLACK PANTHER]

The panther man stalks Through the dark and torrid night, Nothing evil's safe. He haunts the underworld Avenging misdeeds, Protecting innocents. Murderers are fair game For the Black Panther, Giving justice a hand. Where the cops don't dare t...

by Phil Roberts

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16 days ago

THE ICEMAN

Ice-breathing demons Calling down a frozen Hell; Freeze you to your soul. Demons of the ice Living within snow and sleet, Chill you to the bone. The Iceman passed through Turning deserts to rivers, The living to ice. Oceans become ice Deserts...

by Phil Roberts

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16 days ago

HUNT AND PECK

Hunting avian creatures Tall as Sindbad’s mighty roc, Wing across night oceans Just e’er it’s twelve o’clock. Giant feathered beasts flap Silently through the sky, Soaring far above passers Unaware they’re about to die. Feasting upon man or beas...

by Phil Roberts

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16 days ago

THE HARVESTER

The harvester reaps Your hopes and dreams, then leaves, Your life is left in ruins. Slashing with his scythe As though cutting down wheat, Harvesting people's souls. Like the Grim Reaper He takes away all goodness, Leaving only husks. The Once-...

by Phil Roberts

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16 days ago

EVIL EYES OF THE NIGHT

Evil eyes at night Shining out of the darkness, Killing just by sight. Yellow snake-like eyes With dark slit-like pupils, Frightening men to death. Women scream and run Child cry from terror when, The evil thing nears. Evil yellow eyes Approa...

by Phil Roberts

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16 days ago

THE DARKENING

The darkening approacheth To fill the land with terror, A living, breathing, consuming form A giant biological error. The darkening will strip the land Of everything that’s breathing, Reducing the oasis to a wasteland Before finally leaving. Lea...

by Phil Roberts

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17 days ago

DARK ANGELS

Dark angels coming to Earth Readying to slash and maim, Tracking down the good to kill Life will never be the same. Ebon wings spreading far Hook-like claws on wingtips, Fearsome taloned feet Razor-sharp beaks peck and rip. Scattering crowds sh...

by Phil Roberts

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17 days ago

THE BUGLER

Mournful melody Enveloping the night, The Bugler approaches. The Bugler draws near Playing his sweet tune of death, No-one can resist. Bugling fills the night The air frigid with terror, The Bugler is here. The Bugler playing A tune of death an...

by Phil Roberts

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17 days ago

THE BLUE MAN

The Blue man circles Invisibly in a pool, Choking lone swimmers The Blue Man drowning Everyone he encounters, In a public pool. Diving down the throat Of a beautiful bather, Drowning her quickly. The Blue Man appears As from nowhere to drag A w...

by Phil Roberts

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17 days ago

ATMOSPHERE HEAVY WITH GLOOM

Atmosphere heavy With the gloom of evil days, Desperation rules The hearts, and souls and minds of, People living in despair. Dark moon up above Evil hovers overhead, Unholy presence Orbiting a doomed planet, Sending down death and madness. Dark...

by Phil Roberts

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19 days ago

ALL HALLOWS EVE

On All Hallows Eve Witches ride the sky on broomsticks, Werewolves and vampires, Goblins, ghosts, and ghouls seek out, Human beings to torment. Terrible beaked mouths On creatures that love the dark; Massive misshaped heads Foul, reeking, putrefi...

by Phil Roberts

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19 days ago

THE SOUL-EATER (II)

The Soul-Eater loves Creating once-were people, Devouring their souls. When he takes a soul The person stays alive but, Now is not human. The once-were people Are created by this monster, Leaving them mere shells. Any soul will feed him Teenage...

by Phil Roberts

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19 days ago

THE SOUL-EATER (I)

A mysterious predator -- Like a nightmare from a madman’s hell -- Clawing the soul from the flesh, Greedily imbibing this rare delicacy Before devouring the flesh and bones. Veils ripped, realities intersecting The soul-eater breaking through, Fr...

by Phil Roberts

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19 days ago

THE PIPER

An evil piper Playing his songs of madness, Driving all insane. Playing evil tunes The Piper brings death with him, To a small village. An evil piper Playing his songs of madness, Driving all insane. Melodious tunes Wafting into a small down, P...

by Phil Roberts

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20 days ago

THE SHADOW OF DEATH (II)

The shadow of death Is drifting by like a cloud, Of toxic gases. Those who see it run Those who don't fall lifeless, Like a discarded doll. Cats and dogs race off Birds fall from the skies, Nothing living is immune. Lovers holding hands On a mi...

by Phil Roberts

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20 days ago

THE SHADOW OF DEATH (I)

The shadow of death passes by Looking for wanderers outside late, Nonchalantly strolling homeward bound Unaware of how they are tempting fate. The homeless and those far from home Slink along the streets at night, As a dark shadow falls upon them...

by Phil Roberts

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20 days ago

OLD-MAN TIME

Old man time comes To steal the lives of others, To replenish his own. Even small babies Are not immune from his theft, Anyone's life will do. Every New Year's eve He arrives to take years, From the innocent. Once called Methuselah Old-Man-Tim...

by Phil Roberts

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20 days ago

THE MESSENGERS

Deep in the shadows Stand the messengers of death, The messengers of Hell. Satan's couriers Fly out into the dark night, To visit your dreams. You see dancing figures In the flickering fire, Leaping out at you. In the pale moonlight Dreadful fi...

by Phil Roberts

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20 days ago

THE DRIFTER

Drifting into town A man is smelly rags, Follows death and despair. Though never the cause The Drifter loves suffering, Feeding upon death. Drifting near train tracks He sees some ancient hobos, Smiling when one dies. Hunched round a barrel I...

by Phil Roberts

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20 days ago

THE DARKLING

Terror drawing near Man-shaped but without features, The Darkling lives on fear. The Darkling feeding Upon fear and frustration, Driving people mad. The Darkling resides Within all children's nightmares, Feeding on their fears. Living off sorr...

by Phil Roberts

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20 days ago

THE ACID MAN

The Acid Man spreads Hydrochloric acid, Dissolving all insight. The Acid Man comes Out of a swamp of acid, Spewing out his death Dissolving anyone Who gets within his reach, The Acid Man destroys. Dissolving people Whose remains join his swap....

by PHIL ROBERTS

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20 days ago

SKELETAL WARRIORS

Skeletal warriors hunt Alone on lonely hillsides, Where battles once were waged; Unaware of passing on Unaware the war has finished, Unaware of passing decades. Lifeless grey-boned figures Questing for living foes, To reek their chaos upon; Eager...

by Phil Roberts

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21 days ago

THE BONE COLLECTOR

A ghoul-like creature Taking people by surprise, Steals away their bones. The bone collector Takes to devour human bones, From living people. Only living bones Are good enough for this fiend, Leaving people dead. The boneless corpses Tell of th...

by Phil Roberts

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21 days ago

NIGHT FEEDERS

Night feeders searching For unwary travellers, Feeding time is nigh. Small and feathered Like prehistoric reptiles, Night Feeders eat anything. Like tiny dinosaurs Barely a metre high, Night Feeders hunting. Night Feeders ready To run down...

by Phil Roberts

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21 days ago

THE DARK RIDER

The dark rider roars through The streets this evil night; Spreading fear before him Through the surly streets The Dark Rider spreads terror, Misery and death. The ebony night Helps to conceal his presence, Until it's too late. Riding down on p...

by Phil Roberts

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21 days ago

THE GREEN MAN

Made of grass and vines The Green Man strangles prey, Leeches their fluids out. Blending into grass Hiding within hedges, The Green Man can't be caught. Rustling through ivy Upon an ancient building, Lost from people's sight. Roiling like the s...

by Phil Roberts

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22 days ago

IN THE AWFUL NIGHT

In the awful night Strange creatures lumber, While inside their houses Unwary victims slumber. Nightmare fiends are living In this town of ill repute, Where wary people stay inside But sad passers-by commute: Travelling through this town Where n...

by Phil Roberts

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22 days ago

FIERCE DRAGONS

Valiant knights turn And flee in mounting terror, As fierce dragons near. Tall timbers hiding Any sign of deadly saurians, Lingering nearby. Lethal dragons hide Behind great trees to wait, For their victims to pass. Wary merchants ride Through ...

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22 days ago

THE ALMOST-PEOPLE

Almost men hunting For living human women, To claim as their own. Mutated creatures Not quite human beings Known as the almost-people. Very close to human The almost-people hide, In dark alleyways. Almost-people hope To take over people's lives...

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22 days ago

THE SEEKER (II)

Seeking misery The Seeker comes to town, Revelling in disaster. As people's lives fail The Seeker grows stronger Enjoying their heartache. Seeking the lonely To watch them die from despair, The Seeker salutes. As good people die The seeker c...

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23 days ago

THE SEEKER (I)

The seeker’s searching for live prey Victims to surely bring right down, He creeps along the dim-lit streets Within this woeful, nasty town. The inhuman seeker is looking for Some unsuspecting prey to kill, Creeping through dark alleyways Climbin...

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23 days ago

THE VERDILLAC (II)

Like a monstrous bat The Verdillac overhead, Watching children play. Crunching bones like fruit In a beak with lethal teeth, The Verdillac feeds. Lethal eagle's beak Upon a ratlike face, That is the verdillac. With legs like steel bands Its win...

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23 days ago

THE VERDILLAC (I)

Banshees shrieking in the night Warn of dangers lurking in the black, The smell of death is a warning of The approaching verdillac. A monster from myth or awful fact? No-one can say for sure, But those who know the smell of death Stay inside behi...

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23 days ago

The dying time

In '16 the Dying Time begins And even the strong succumb, The fragile and elderly have little chance Of surviving till Dying Time is done. In '17 the Dying Time takes off The elderly start to die, And only the strongest and healthiest Have any re...

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24 days ago

The dreary sky

The dreary sky hangs overhead Grey-black clouds make day into night, Acid rain begins to pour Filling all our hearts with fright. Darkness in the midday Instead of the bright sun shining down, All our reservoirs spill o’er We live in fear that we...

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24 days ago

Dragon world

On far distant worlds Primal forces stir again, Ancient battles fought. Good versus evil In a war on distant worlds, Chivalry observed. Winged, harnessed dragons Ridden into battle by, Knights in shining mail. White knights ride dragons Black k...

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24 days ago

Dragons Lurking

Fiery dragons lurk Behind gnarled trees, watching As wary knights ride by. Wary knights searching Among the towering trees For signs of danger. Dinosaur-like heads Peaking above the treetops, As saurians near. Peering over trees Reptiles spot i...

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25 days ago

Horror Poetry Set #018

THE BLUE MAN ENTERS (21/05/2021) Hunting lone swimmers The Blue Man enters them, Taking another victim. THE BLUE MAN STALKING (21/05/2021) The Blue Man stalking Lone unwary swimmers, Taking them to their deaths. THE BLUE MAN WAILING (21/05/202...

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25 days ago

Horror Poetry Set #017

THE BLUE MAN (21/05/2021) The Blue man circles Invisibly in a pool, Choking lone swimmers THE BLUE MAN APPEARS (21/05/2021) The Blue Man appears As if from now to drag A woman to her death. THE BLUE MAN DIVING (21/05/2021) Diving down the throat...

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25 days ago

Dragon lore

Old legends speak of Gigantic, winged saurians, Breathing fiery death. Old knights tell tales Of fiery serpents attacking Passing wayfarers. Wayfarers speak of Great, winged snake-like creatures seen To slaughter brave knights. Beneath ancients...

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26 days ago

Horror & Vampire Haiku Set #007

THE ACID MAN (20/05/2021) The Acid Man spreads Hydrochloric acid, Dissolving all insight. THE ACID MAN COMES (20/05/2021) The Acid Man comes Out of a swamp of acid, Spewing out his death THE ACID MAN DESTROYS (20/05/2021) Dissolving anyone Who ...

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26 days ago

Mainstream Poetry Set #006

ALL THE REDNECKS IN AMERICA (06/11/2008) All the rednecks in America, could not stop, Justice happening! ALWAYS FREE SPEECH Why lament free speech? Indians want free speech too! Nothing to lament. ALWAYS FREE SPEECH IS NEEDED! Al Sharpton? Wh...

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26 days ago

The war to end all worlds

Spacemen are fighting Space rebels are hiding, One more lonely star set As killers move on in; Spacemen are dying In the far off place Orion As a battle rages on A war no one can win. Space beasts are roaring Killing machines are soaring, Through...

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27 days ago

The questing beast

The questing beast roams ’Cross the countryside seeking Knights to fight and kill. Flying overhead the black beast Quests for knights riding below. Then swooping down from The cloudy firmament it, Lashes with its feet. Eagle-like talons lashing...

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27 days ago

Horror & Vampire Haiku Set #006

THE ALMOST-PEOPLE (18/05/2021) Mutated creatures Not quite human beings Known as the almost-people. ALMOST-PEOPLE HIDE (18/05/2021) Very close to human The almost-people hide, In dark alleyways. THE ALMOST-PEOPLE HOPE (18/05/2021) Almost-people ...

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27 days ago

The shadowy creeper

Shadowy faceless thing Creeping slowly through the night, Killing swiftly. Shadowy faceless fiend Reaching out into the night, Doing evil. Shadowy faceless beast Sleeping through the daylight, Frightening the dreamers. Shadowy creature Peeping ...

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28 days ago

Horror & Vampire Haiku Set #005

ALMOST MEN HUNTING (18/05/2021) Almost men hunting For living human women, To claim as their own. ALMOST-PEOPLE SUCK (18/05/2021) Almost people suck Living essence from humans, Leaving nothing good. ALMOST-PEOPLE TRAVEL (18/05/2021) Almost-peopl...

by Phil Roberts

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28 days ago

VAMPIRE Poetry Set #001

AN EVIL BEQUEST Evil lusts bequeathed By long-dead relatives, Make you fear the sunlight. EVIL COMPULSIONS Dreadful figures hunt Fuelled by evil compulsions: Need for human blood. EVIL FIGURES LURK Evil figures lurk Round lonely burial grounds...

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28 days ago

Horror & Vampire Haiku Set #004

AEONS (16/05/2021) Demons caged for aeons, Hoping soon to escape, To devastate the Earth. DESPERATES COWER (16/05/2021) Desperates cower Ever hoping to escape, From this awful place. DORMANT TERROR WAKES (16/05/2021) Goblins crying out Batwings...

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29 days ago

Mainstream Poetry Set #005

HOWLING WINDS Howling winds signal Torrential rains to follow, Winter on the way. THE SIMPLE LIFE Is living simple? Or as complicated as, We think it to be? THE SIMPLE THINGS IN LIFE To you, life was once Such a very simple thing, When you knew ...

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29 days ago

Mainstream Poetry Set #004

INDIAN WINTER (12/05/2009) Hellish cold weather Freezing us in April, then Autumn’s back again. INDIAN WINTER CALLING (12/05/2009) Indian winter Driving you indoors again, Till Autumn returns. INDIAN WINTER COMES (12/05/2009) Down in Victoria ...

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29 days ago

Mainstream Poetry Set #003

ALL IS CLEAR (16/05/2021) Anticipate the unknown Picture the unknowable, Soon all will be clear. CURSED? (15/05/2021) Am I truly cursed? Or merely a loser who, Never shall succeed? ALL AROUND THE WORLD (21/11/2008) Nice to see haiku From Eng...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #016

ATONAL MELODIES (16/05/2021) Evil Symphonies Play atonal melodies Driving you insane. CARNIVAL FROM HELL (16/05/2021) Carnival from Hell Demons and slinking things, Audience terrified. CARNIVAL OF TERROR (16/05/2021) Carnival in town Entertains ...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Diamante Verses #002

CBD (I) CBD Heartless, soulless Ripping, rending, killing Homeless people slowly dying Using, abusing, destroying Unconscionable, unforgivable Inner Melbourne THE CITY (II) Melbourne Dark, gloomy Depressing, grieving, crying A morass of hopeles...

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1 month ago

Diamante Verses #001

AUSTRALIA Australia Fascist, worthless Scheming, cheating, lying Rich, powerful, money brokers Robbing, looting, destroying Rotten, corrupt New Holland CBD (II) CBD Heartless, soulless Hurting, ripping, rending Homeless people slowly dying Using,...

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #015

ANYTHING'S GOES (15/05/2021) Everything's okay In their twisted world, Where anything's allowed. DANK WORLD BY NIGHT (15/05/2021) The dank world by night Cold and univiting, Smart lovers stay indoors. GHOST-HAUNTED VILLAGE (15/05/2021) No fut...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #014

THE AWFUL PLACE (15/05/2021) Evil rules this land Nothing decent lives here now, In this awful place. CONQUERERS (15/05/2021) Alien creatures Come from far distant planets, To conquer the Earth. BULBOUS HEADS (15/05/2021) Alien beings Wearing...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #013

DEATH CREEPS UP ON YOU (14/05/2021) Death creeps up on you, Even as you think you're safe, Soon all life has gone. DEATH SHADOWED SOLDIERS (14/06/2021) Death shadowed soldiers Keep marching off to their doom, In this endless war. AN EVIL GENIE...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #012

BEREFT OF HOPE (I) 14/05/2021) Waking nightmares walk Through a town bereft of hope, Humans hide in fear. DANGER LURKING (14/05/2021), Lovers holding hands Blind to danger lurking by, Soon the lovers die. DISASTER DOGS YOU (14/05/2021) Disaster ...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #011

ALABASTER GLOWING (II) (13/05/2021) A supernatural Alabaster glowing Liberates the night ANGRY UNSMILING CHILDREN (14/05/2021) An image troubles: Angry unsmiling children, With razor-sharp fangs. BATWINGS ROARING (14/05/2021) Batwings are roarin...

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1 month ago

Christ, the lord, is king

He's always there when e'er we need He showers us with love, He is our one and only Saviour Jesus Christ, our Lord above. He will not ever forsake us The Lord is always there, And when no-one else gives a damn Our sweet Lord will always care. He...

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #010

AGGRESSION (14/05/2021) Streams of aggression Surges through a lonely town, Riots soon breaking out. BALEFUL LIVING SEA (14/05/2021) Baleful living sea Swallows unwary swimmers, Spits out skeletons. CLOSING THROUGH THE MIST (14/05/2021) Trouble...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #009

BEREFT OF HOPE (II) 14/05/2021) Waking nightmares walk Through a town bereft of hope, Humans hide indoors. CATACOMBS (14/05/2021) Dripping catacombs Full of mouldering corpses, Nothing left alive. HUNTING THROUGH THE SWAMP Carapaced monsters Wi...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #008

ALABASTER GLOWING (I) (13/05/2021) A supernatural Alabaster glowing Devastates the night COLD FIRE (II) Cold fire burning bright Chilling you to the marrow, Burning without heat. COLD SWEAT (I) Cold sweat grips you Too terrified to move, as Ho...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #007

BEAUTIFUL FIEND (13/05/2021) A beautiful fiend Sensual but so lethal, Readying to kill. THE CHIMERA A chimera rests In the hot desert sands, Glancing toward you. A COBRA POISED A cobra is poised Rearing, readying to strike, Inches from your fa...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #006

ALL HALLOWS EVE (II) On All Hallows Eve While goodness is sleeping, Great evil surely wakes. ANCIENT BEINGS (II) Ancient beings from Some twilight world: forgotten yet, Very far from gone. ANGRY GOD (I) Angry God raging Thinning the human her...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #005

ABOMINATIONS CLOSING Frantic feet kicking Out at abominations, Closing for the kill. THE AGONY OF DREAMS The agony of dreams Permeates your restless night; Nightmares seem so real. ALL HALLOWS EVE (I) On All Hallows Eve When goodness goes to sl...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #004

THE ACCOUNTING A life of evil Finally being paid for, In the afterlife. THE ARMS OF EVIL Evil surrounds us Spreads its arms like a lover, Calls us to our doom. ATMOSPHERE HEAVY WITH GLOOM Mood dark as thunder Atmosphere heavy with gloom, Evil so...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #003

THE FEARFUL NIGHT A solemn mood falls On a town lost to terror, In this fearful night. DIRE WARNINGS OF DANGER Callously ignoring Dire warnings of danger, He went to his doom. DIRE WARNINGS OF PERIL Dire warnings of peril Strange indications tha...

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1 month ago

The hunter

The hunter soon will waken Will rise up in all his glory And don his robes of power, The hunter will search out food And before he has never failed, The hunter was born to hunt and kill, As his prey was born to be hunted and fed upon. The hunter ...

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1 month ago

Alien in an alien world

An alien being Generates the raging wind By his mere presence, As though even the night air Is trying to escape him. He causes snowfalls In the midst of a desert By simply standing, And peering into the night His mind controls the climate. The e...

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #002

BONY FINGERS GRASPING Bony fingers grasping So tightly around your neck, Wringing out your life. THE BOOK OF THE DEAD (I) Evil words are written On parchment of tanned flesh, Using blood for ink. A CRUMBLY OLD HOUSE (I) Moaning cries are heard E...

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1 month ago

Horror Poetry Set #001

AQUEOUS (I) Aquatic horror With extended, sharklike teeth. Meant for rending flesh. EVIL PRESENCE THREATENING An evil presence Threatening your existence, Fills your heart with dread. EVIL SEEDS Evil seeds planted Soon to reach fruition as, Terr...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Mainstream Poetry Set #002

AUTUMN RAINS FALLING Autumn rains falling Drizzle just a promise of Deluges to come. A BLINDING HAILSTORM A blinding hailstorm Hiding death from travellers, Great danger lurking. RAMPAGING WINDS (I) Winds that roar like beasts Rampaging through ...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

The creature in the park

Reflexion of life Loping through the dark gardens, Searching for live prey. The creature is a throwback To a nightmare time, In the distant past. A tired old man Wandering through the gardens, Sees the night creature. At first, the man thinks T...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

On some distant world

On some distant world Which belches fire and brimstone, Like a fiery hell. Reddish orange world Almost entirely gases, Little solid ground. A gaseous world Far unlike the planet Earth, Strange creatures float by. In the swirling clouds Like gia...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Out of time and space

Out of an unknown universe Foul creatures out of place, Come to Earth to conquer From out of time and space. From the ends of time itself Evil creatures come, Unrelenting till the time When all their plans are done. Feeding off humanity Creature...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Hell frozen over

Darkness and coldness Not the heat of classic Hell, Views of a kingdom Of seemingly endless space, A vast chilling emptiness. Icy vistas loom For miles in all directions, No sign of people Humanity passed away? Or are survivors hiding? An icy wa...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror & Vampire Haiku Set #003

BAYING (27/12/2019) A werewolf baying At a bright, silvery moon, Mayhem soon to come. COLD SWEAT (06/02,2020) Terror Dreams haunting You're killing the ones you love, Wake in a cold sweat. STRANGE DESIRES (I) Haunted by strange desires Demons of...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Mainstream poems set #001

AUTUMN LEAVES Cascading colours Red, yellow, brown amongst them, Autumn leaves falling. AUTUMN LEAVES FALLING Autumn Leaves Falling Brown and orange, red and green; Winter’s on the way. NIGHTMARES COME Awful Nightmares come Murdering the ones yo...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror & vampire poems set #002

DEVOLUTION: RETROGRADE EVOLUTION (I) Life devolving Into forms too monstrous, To even contemplate. A DIRE AWAKENING A dire awakening From wishful dreams of hope, True terror prevails. THE GREATEST FEAR (II) The point at which fear Could grow no ...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror & vampire poems set #001

ATMOSPHERE HEAVY WITH GLOOM Mood dark as thunder Atmosphere heavy with gloom, Evil soon appears. BELOW Demons at anvils Working upon the lost souls, Of those sent below. COURTING DEATH Courting couples out Walking arm-in-arm at night, Only court...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Horror & sf poems set #001

UNCONTROLLED CRAVINGS Uncontrolled cravings Insanity prevailing, Guiding your desires. UNDER THE EYES OF NIGHT Under night’s lone eye Terror stalks dark alleyways, Hunting human prey. UNDER THE EYES OF THE NIGHT (I) Under night’s bright eyes Ter...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Caesar goes a’wandering

While Kevin goes a’wandering The walls of Rome doth burn, While Caesar is a’blundering The people live and learn. They have to learn harsh lessons About dark facts of life, The Leader keeps us guessing If he’ll help us through our strife. Yes Ke...

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1 month ago

The dishonours list

The dishonourable member for Maribyrnong Is proudly on the take, Grafting is our national sport And only justice is at stake. He proudly takes gratuities From those who offer largess, Proudly he’s Australian And only helps big business: For, he ...

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1 month ago

Let sleeping dragons lie

In ancient forts Sleeping dragons lie in wait, For unwary callers. Archaeologists Digging deep in ancient forts; Stumble upon death. A sleeping dragon Awakened by the digging, Rears up to attack. Men and women scream Horror come to life again, ...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

When we were kids

Long before TV's Retard Ninja Turkeys We used to play in sewer pipes, In South Kingsville, down near Yabby Creek Where the stench was often more than ripe. Without money for playhouses in the 1960s We'd pretend the pipes were foreign lands, And w...

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1 month ago

The insane dream of life and death

A lonely man is struggling Through the storms of life, He wonders why he's never found A lady to make his wife. He's lonely for the family That the poor man never had, Wondering when he made the wrong turn Just when his life went bad. No son to ...

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1 month ago

Evil times at hand

An evil time is had by all Who live within this evil land, And nothing ever turns out right Not as you've wished and planned. For evil stalks this loathsome place And hope so rapidly has died, Most are ‘fraid to show their face As in their domici...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Foo fighters

Yellowy balls of light Whooshing ‘cross the battlefield, Upon this unholy night; War is raging ‘pon the land And neither side will yield, They know it’s, 'Stand or die!' Whooshing sounds are heard Above the German lines, Is this a secret allied w...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

The living city

Vast city composed Of living, breathing tissue Pulsing like a heart, A great mass of inhuman flesh Housing millions of people. Shaping itself to The needs of all the millions Who are living within it, A many-armed behemoth A stationary giant. In...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

The hunter readying

Soon the hunter will rise Dressed in raiments of war, Spears and shields, and battleaxes; Pray to the god of war; Then set out on a crusade To kill all who would oppose him, Those who worship others And not the gods he does. Terror and death will...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

A worthless heritage [a true story]

There’s a corrugated-iron dunny That renovators have just found, It has stopped their renovations ‘cause Heritage won’t let them tear it down. It seems this iron dunny Can be proven a hundred years old, It’s an important part of our heritage Or s...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

The foul universe

The foulness of the universe Is in plain sight for all to see, From the born idle-rich, To paupers in great need. Such an awful universe indeed Where evil stars hang overhead, And needy folks living in the streets Pray to the Lord to soon be dead...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Every silver lining has a dark cloud behind it

As everybody surely knows by now Every silver lining has a dark cloud behind it, Though optimistic fools try to hide the truth There is no way that they can deny it. For the truth is everywhere to see It's not so difficult to find it, That every ...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Souls lost in life’s storms

Souls lost in life’s storms Just struggling to survive, No longer daring to strive or hope Just desperate to stay alive. They no longer strive for betterment For success has passed them by, So it seems they’ve achieved a lot any day When they man...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

Dark clouds

Dark clouds, dark thoughts gathering In your mind, in the air, in the sky, Dark clouds, dark thoughts wandering On a night when you fear you may die. Dark clouds gathering overhead In the day, when the sun’s shining bright, Dark clouds hover all ...

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Death in winter

A life is lost in winter On Melbourne’s frigid streets, In Fisher Street, an alleyway A heart no longer beats. In a blanket in dense shrubbery A young man, old before his time, Lies huddled ‘gainst the winter chill Until they make a ghastly find....

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1 month ago

A man may dream

A man may dream of freedom Although it is but a dream, A man may dream of justice Though it’s running ‘gainst the stream; A man may hope for fair play Although it is just a fevered dream. A man may fight for freedom And in that fighting surely di...

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Lonely street

I’ve had a walk down Lonely Street A place where only losers dwell, A place that lovers never know But weary losers know too well. The endless breath of winter Seems to crawl along your spine, When you go down to Lonely Street The weather’s never...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

The return of chivalry?

Are days of valour Lost forever more? As scholars Want us to believe. Are the days of knights Fighting for yon damsel’s honour, Lost to ancient lore? Are dragons fighting Against most valiant knights, No more than mere legend? Has the time of...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

The feral streets

On Footscray's lonely winter paths Muggers walk the night, Good people live in terror The police nowhere in sight. On Footscray's darkened roadways Druggies stalk their prey, Content to walk in moonlight Where they know the police won't stray. T...

by Phil Roberts

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Bitter sweet memories

You find yourself yearning For times now long past, But there’s no going back. Painful memories of better times That you once knew. Your memories give you Both pleasure and pain, Yet you won’t live without them. Painful memories of easy times B...

by Phil Roberts

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The endless night (sleep apnoea)

I lie awake the endless night And try to sleep without success, My breathing comes so haltingly I'm in such deep distress. The night-time seems eternity Barely broken by my dreamless sleep, Night creatures fill my worried mind As round the house ...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

The awful place

None may leave the awful place A place where none know hope, Where no-one dares to dream or strive And most just barely cope. For terror rules this dreary land A land of shattered dreams, Where belief has turned to sad dismay A land of sobbing sc...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

ALZHEIMER’S (Told from my Mother's P.O.V.)

I wander round the darkened room And wonder who I am, I try to recall where this is And forget the night I ran: Terror in the full of night I must escape the gloom, I’m fleeing through the streets at night Escaping killers in my room. It’s not m...

by Phil Roberts

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The forgotten

Just off Essex Street The poor and aging die, Forgotten by a government Indifferent to their plight. Not far from Melbourne’s CBD Street folk die from frost, The elderly, the invalids The unemployed and the lost. In a frigid Melbourne winter The...

by Phil Roberts

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Fear the night

Fear the horror of the night Fear the darkness lurking round you, Fear the shadows creeping closer Unnamed terrors have surely found you. In the dark and steamy night Evil swirling round your face, Visions? Nightmares? Creatures? Beings not of ...

by Phil Roberts

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1 month ago

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