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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Jul 19, 2013

On black keys
Tip- tapping away
Words deliberately in sociopathic array
Chuckling
Smiling
With satisfaction
Eyes agleam
Thoughts rambling
Far and away

Each letter vibrates with life
The word smiths release
So the clicking and typing
Unending hollow sounds
Never cease

As the combinations
Of adverbs and conjunctions
Overpowering
Promotes the disease
Hypnotizing
Calling in low tones
To the mad poet

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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Sep 12, 2013

A powerful witch
She began to spin
Waiting for the spell to begin

Head held high
She did not weep
Close to the heart
Revenge did keep

Strong in mind
Never break
Upon red moon
His life did take

Now she danced arms raised to the sky
As the captured soul
faded and died

A fierce creature
From beginning to end
Beware of the witch
When she starts to spin




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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Aug 10, 2013

Royalty
She dwell in the sea green house of her guardian
The  mermaid swam alone day after day
The seed of the water god Neptune
As beautiful as mornings rays

On days of boredom
She swam with the dolphins
Riding high on churning rolling waves
Other times with giant whales dive deep
Or play in coral filled bay
Tickling red crabs that walked on the sandy bottom
Exploring the Octopus caves

Floating with the deadly jellyfish
Keeping her tail very still
Or wiggling through the currents of the ocean
With the graceful ribbon eel

Time passed
She became weary
Wanting to rest her head
Return to the green kelp palace
And did sleep on watery bed


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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Jan 13, 2014

Evening slipped into the long abyss
So fell the red moon
Malicious shadows forecasting doom
For the cursed animal man
Inhabiting the precious earth

Fearsome rolling rivers ran dry
Black smoke filled the spanning azure skies
The churning murky green oceans gave up the bones of their dead
When the moon turned red

The crust of the hard ground shook
Split and burst into deep fiery crevasses
Dark yellow orange smoldering  nooks
Swallowing all of life
So inhaled was  mans world as know it
Destroyed
Dead
When the moon turned red

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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Jan 12, 2014

In my dreams
I struggle to breathe
God have pity
I can find no relief

Shaking and trembling
At another's touch
Images of your hands
Around my throat clutch

Rarely now do I sleep  through the night
All the blows rain down upon me
From left and right

Why is it
I cannot rid myself of these fears
Maintaining my hidden life
Trying to hide my tears

Each breath I take
Is full of sadness
Seeking an escape
From your violent madness


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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Sep 8, 2013

She flew in her chariot by the light of the moon
Knowing the day would come all too soon
Gathering herbs from underground
The forest of darkness where twas no sound

To the river of blood to fetch her wine
Imps hovered about
Ran fast the time

From the wing of white owl
Snatched three feathers
Out of midnight sky
Stars of heather
The mountains north vials of whispering winds
Tails of magical deer
Running forbidden glens

In charm covered cape
To sacred circle flew
Leaving behind a trail of sparkling hue
Incantations spoken
Revenge beget
The man who spurned her
He demons would get

She drew up the potion
Called forth the demon
Hells brimstone smoke
Dead souls singing

Orders from the woman
Sent the Devils spawn into flight
With orders to return the following night

The night time fell
As did the following day
Black flickering lights in pentagram array
Each dark candle did kindle desire
The demon appeared amid red fire
Spells muttered under breath
Cast the ancient way
Over the conjured one silver bond did lay

To despised castle 
I commandthee
Destroy the man
The one she had loved
Pledged to another's hand

Fly now winged one
Not one more moment spent
Evil black smoke
In a swirl the demon went

To the bedchamber of the king
Dispatched him with single blow
Wretched creature peered into his thoughts
As life ebbed in drops from body slow

His love for the strange enchantress
Hearts secret she did not know
Ghastly smile on the demons face
For the price of desire was her soul

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I awoke from a dream and wrote this piece where it came from I dont know

Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Nov 28, 2013

I awoke late eve of Christmas
To the sound of strange tinkling bells
Half sleep looked out my window
There parked was a reindeer and  sled

I get out of bed and to myself said
Something here is not right
Went into the living room shaking my head
There on my couch sat a white bearded man
Red suit
Cup of coffee in hand

Still in shock I said
Hey you must be Santa Claus
But what are you doing here eating pie
Shouldn't you be delivering presents to good boys and girls
With reindeer pulling you through the skies

He said my son
I am famished and all done
Your house was my last stop
So I took a short rest and caught my breath
Please pardon me if I helped myself

Again he spoke and said
I do love cookies and milk
But there are times I like something  warm
Its a very long cold trip you know
To the North pole and my home

I thank you for your hospitality
For too the wonderful coffee and pie
Leaving a bag of packages under the tree
Poof
He was gone in the blink of an eye

Thinking to myself
No one will believe this
They will say
It is all a lie
That I awoke late one Christmas eve
To Santa resting on my couch
Having coffee and a slice of pie


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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Aug 31, 2013

It imprisons my heart
A piercing repetition of assault
Carved deeply into my soul

Barbed wire
It protects me
Allowing no one in
I am inapproachable
Metal soldiers
That guard me
Torture from within

I  do not associate myself
With emotion of ruin
As tiny drops of red flow
From my present and previous wounds

Though the bleeding persists
In my naivety insist
On staunching the wounds
Draining my life

Barbed wire

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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Jul 9, 2013

Pitter
Patter
Fall the rain
The dwelling
Bedlam of London
Residence of the insane

Behind metal bars
Shall they forever remain
Raving madmen  
With minds chaos they lay

How many poets
Are in the echoing screams
The artists visions
In lifeless eyes
A vacant being

The sculptor
Genius  hands
Frozen into stone
Frightened into psychosis
For fear being alone

Pitter Patter
The maniacs clatter
Lightly fall the rain
Upon the dark roof
As the lunatics howl
Pitter Patter



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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Jul 19, 2013

It is said by smell
Impossible be detected
I am here to say they are quite mistaken
For it is as heavy as night blooming jasmine
Overpowering
Intoxicating

The smell of white calla lilies
Heralds the coming of death
Announcing another soul from life taken
Sadness indeed has a scent

Lain on a headstone in reverence
The wreath of flowers
Posses a perfume of its own
Depression and loss infiltrate the heart
A cologne that permeates the air
There is I can assure you
A fragrance of despair

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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Aug 31, 2013

My face gaunt
I cannot sleep
Lay down
Eyes close
Only to weep

I am trapped
In a world of ghosts
Distrust and pain
Barely breathing
On love's death bed I lay

Blinded by loyalty
The assassin was faith  
Betrayal
On the lips linger
A vile taste

A slow demise
Day after day
My soul lies wasting
On love's death bed I lay

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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Jul 15, 2013

When loves becomes wrath
Stars shift in the skies
The expression of such emotion
Is a sight to be shunned

Hate and revenge rule all thoughts
Life becomes a narrow passage
Oblivious to those existing around you
Who have not the understanding
Of loyalty and honor
Complexity of affection
That composes a union of souls
The universe trembles with waves of bitterness
When loves becomes wrath

Burning
Parched
An unquenchable thirst
Sparing none
In its terrible wake
Consuming all in spurned hearts fire
When love becomes wrath





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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Jul 13, 2013

To glorify the death of innocents
In unified voices
Unquestioning acceptance
Submissive resignation
Sorrows chant

If he who posses
In the universe
All power
Banish the moon
Blacken the sun
Stop the hour

Raise not godly hand
Halt the shower
Evils dominance o'er the earth
Is this his worth
His strength in my eyes
Remains unseen

What faith is this
Allows Satan free reign
The meek the no voice
Suffer in silence and pain
As the unclean put forth
Long tentacles of black veins
Depravities tools
With no pity rule

Teaching tolerance
Where is the love
As the bombs drop
Screaming humans
Frightened of dying
On repentive knees
Beg forgiveness
What faith is this




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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Jan 18, 2014

Evil words were spoken
On bitter covers lay
Praying to him who all kneel before
Most holy
To cleanse sins away

Regrets of choices made
In the early dew of youth
Stand before the judge of the universe
Stripped of earthly body
Remains the glaring truth

Forced to recline on bitter covers
In anxiety and fear until the creator call
Beaming with arrogance
Reflections of heavens gates in pious eyes
To hell the black soul did fall
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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Dec 11, 2013

Pausing for a reaction
A hateful acknowledgement of my actions
Jangling your nerves
For each and every infraction


I push the buttons
To a dangerous ledge
Forcing you closer and closer
To the cliff's edge
Happily for filling to my death a pledge

I push the buttons
Comes a loving embrace
Then retrieve from my memory
Thoughts better erased
The time in my life
Sequence of events
They gave way to my now favorite pastime

I push the buttons
A puppet helpless you will dance
Never again allowed the chance
To have a life without the shadow of a cloud

Forever
Prodding and poking
I shall never cease
The humming of my plastic keys
Enlightening those
Who cannot believe
What lies on the other side
There will be no peace
My appetite  for revenge will never be filled
So I push the buttons



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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Dec 25, 2013

Its an insane wild ride
Leaping off dark churning thunder clouds
Into cool aqua oceans
Floating in with the salty littered tide

Plunging from steep mountains
Tall and jagged
Falling to below
Helpless
Into the valley's of shiny razor covered pain

Emerging ever stronger
More determined
With confidence
Close your eyes and smile
Foolishly jump again

Ripples of cries in the darkness
In the long sighing night
No earthly bound beings hear
Fear and disappointment ever present
Camouflaged discreetly
Tucked away in your crisp white sleeve

Energy moving through your body
The thrill of winds from head to toe
Satisfied with all around you
Wanting nothing the wide universe has to offer
Happiness perhaps some would say

Its an insane wild ride
Life
Fine unpredictable lady
Has many unknown sides
Leaping off dark churning thunder clouds
Diving into clear ice blue oceans
Floating in with the salty littered tide


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For the many poets and writers on Hello Poetry

Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Jul 13, 2013

From the black recesses of the earth
She rose from her long slumber
Icy death smile on her crimson lips
Face gleaming with wicked knowledge


Slanted eyes of emerald green
Glazed and mad
Her crown the of the dead
Human bones
Encircled her head

Fine glass complexion of shimmering gold
She spoke the words of The Sleeping Three
Hair falling in rich waves down to the floor of snakes
The color of the crows breast
A rich purple ebony

Snake scale gown of finely woven human skins
Gathered from her poor victims sin
Wrapped round her lithe body
A thousand souls it took to weave

Awakened from its dark sleep
Spells cast in  hell's deep
By a powerful witch
Who stirred the cauldron
Tainted with revenge

The demon was now visible to sight
The apparition appeared in smoke and orange red light
To bow down and submit to the witches bidding
The command never waived from intent
One of chaos and death
Slaughtered, cold in rows they lay

Pity for the one this creature seeks
Of a terrible perfume her heart reeks
That of blood and brimstone
Perfumed smoke and fire
The devil is her line and sire


So by demons touch
Plotting cold hands
She claims the souls of mortal man
More thread for her clothing
The beautiful demon


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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Aug 1, 2013

He stood on the mountaintop facing north
Calling winds ,water and fire forth
He the white wizard and patron of the earth.

His rival conjured up all below the ground
Where souls burned and evil abounds
He was of a black moon and dead stars
Who was forbidden to enter heavens gates

On their knees they prayed for victory
The white wizard to the one in the skies
The black wizard to he who abides in the underworld
Where sinful souls do lie

North south east west
Chants muttered under their breath
Star covered staffs raised to the sky
The war for humanity had begun

Turn round facing each other
Now it was the destined hour
Commanding bolts of lightening
Through the air with just a glance
Spells, charms, ancient runes
Spirits cackle and rant

Now come the anger of the destroyer
He too had his tricks of conjure
A wall of poisonous smoke thick and deadly
From his fingertips came the cobra and adder

Inhalers of the soul attacked
Cursed snakes of the mind
The white wizard had the words of the holy
The power of the almighty on his side

It was a terrible battle
And it could have been the end of it all
Had the victory gone to the black wizard
The sun drop from its kingdom and fall

Though goodness and purity do not always prevail
On this day of conflict between the darkness and the light
Weakened the dark wizard could not overcome
And was forced to kneel before the wizard in white

But it was agreed between them
As each signed his name in blood
They would meet again in time
On the battlefield of evil and good

The white wizard and the black


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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Jan 11, 2014

Honor bound
I will be the first
Expose who you are
Break it into verse
Written clearly
For all to see
Inked and printed
Laid at your feet

Shiny reflection
Looking glass
The words
Peer into your future
Present and past

Given my word
To an angry ghost
Reveal your miserable life
Break it into verse

Damaged child
Love mingled with hate
A disfuntional family
The heart could not keep pace

A handsome young man
Easily deceived
Wore your heart so tender
Visible on your sleeve

An old man emerged now
Bitter violent and sour
Worried only about the hearse
Deaths coming hour

So I have compiled these events
I am the first
To tell your story
Verse by verse


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Tammy M Darby
Tammy M Darby
Dec 29, 2013

From what glorious kingdom
Will my armoured warrior hail
That for my small hand
On slathered horse
Journey roads of heaven and hell

Riding stone covered ground
Of long black shadows
To return to my soul
Stolen waiting tomorrows

On the quest to my heart
Slay the crimson dragon pain
His jeweled reward but one
Eternal love to gain

Written when my thoughts are not tainted with Poe
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