Dark Poetry
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House Set in the Dark Poem has been

removed due to plagiarism by

Ed Pessalano
Burned Out Poem has been removed

due to plagiarism by Ed Pessalano
Burned by the Snow Poem has been

removed due to plagiarism by

Ed Pessalano
Poetry by Ed Pessalano, Mathias Jansson and
Brian Barnett
Bloody Crickets Poem has been removed

due to plagiarism by Ed Pessalano
Strayed Shadow Poem has been removed

due to plagiarism by Ed Pessalano
The Shipwreck
By Mathias Jansson

The storm of the century
Throw it self with iron nails
Against my trembling windows
The wind slammed furious against the walls
Like a grim reaper
It ravaged the forests outside my house

In the calm of the first morning light
I walk down to the shore to understand
The damage done
At a distance sight I could see some black boxes
Drifted ashore
On a closer look, I counted thirteen coffins
Ancient, black, ornamented with signs
Perhaps spells from darkest hell

Amazed and anxiety I walked
Beside this strange row of death
When I notice that one of the lids was broken
With fear my eyes drawing near
To gaze into the forbidden abyss
What for no man to see
A creature so perverted to creation
That it could not have been
Neither man nor beast

In feverish nightmares I laid
Paralyzed in my bed for a week
But on the seventh day
I rose from the dead
And on shaking legs I once again
Walked along the dark shore
To find my nightmares source
But the sea had taken back
What it once had given up

The only thing I could find
Was a salt stained plank
With a nearly erased name
And I swear it said
The Flying Dutchman
About Mathias
Jansson

Mathias Jansson is a Swedish art critic and
poet.  He has been published in magazines as
The Horror Zine Magazine, SNM Horror
Magazine and The Poetry Box.  He has also
contributed to several anthologies from
Horrified Press as Just One More Step, Suffer
Eternal anthology Volume 1-3, Hell Whore
Anthology Volume 1-3.  Homepage:
http://mathiasjansson72.blogspot.se/
For poetry by Ed
Pessalano, Mathias
Jansson and Brian
Barnett,
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Slattery, C.V. Hack and
Justin Tate,
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Wilson and Ray Prew,
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About Ed Pessalano

Ed Pessalano is a
freelance writer,
currently residing in
Brooklyn, New York.
Among his interests are
watching classic horror
films, listening to hard
rock and heavy metal
music, and writing
poetry. You can visit his
web site at
www.nightshivers.net
Zombie Eyes
By Brian Barnett


Filmed but not blind
Sees victims cower and run
Tears of pus dribble
Brian Barnett is the
author of dozens of
stories and poems
that have been
published both in
print and online. He
lives in Frankfort,
Kentucky with his
wife, Stephanie, and
his children.