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Witch Hunt by R Bennett Okerstrom Defeating the evil that takes away life is more difficult than it seems. [165 words]
Sanguinary by R Bennett Okerstrom The blood continues to flow in this experimental preface followed by poetry. [128 words]
Influence by R Bennett Okerstrom How influential can a demon of the night be? [218 words]
Attempted Suicide by Rowan Davies NB: Don't read this if you're suicidal. In fact you probably shouldn't read it if you're a fa... [143 words]
The War: What Next? by Musaum War! [37 words]
Rising Angel by Stuart Eric Longridge Its not a being its a consciousness/materialism. [114 words]
The Airforce Of Nature by August Nyghts - [151 words]
Night Life by August Nyghts - [176 words]
My Birds In Paradise by August Nyghts - [45 words]
In The Morning by August Nyghts - [81 words]
He Says by August Nyghts - [118 words]
And Then by August Nyghts - [86 words]
No One by August Nyghts Been single for awhile [157 words]
Afraid Of Buildings by Peter Rivendell Written one unhappy morning, but I got a poem out of it... [132 words]
Lagos by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about lagos, the commercial nerve centre and former capital of Nigeria. [158 words]
Sarcophagus by Peter Rivendell Grief and betrayal in a bleak landscape. [204 words]
Heaven Is Hell's Fire by Jeffrey (George) Winter - [108 words]
Tease by Tessa I was recently told that I'm a tease- I guess I kind of am because I've stayed single and abstinent for o... [216 words]
Your Own Shadow by David B Doc Byron A poem about Vampires, man! [79 words]
Waterfalls by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about life. [134 words]
Waste by Tessa Saw a picture and got mad again. Hate having him in my thoughts, so, I tried to write him out. Shall I re... [20 words]
Transient Love by M I Chulkova - [103 words]
They Called Them Black by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi - [115 words]
The Year's 1st Rain by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii The title explains the theme of the work. Ara- in line 8, is a Yoruba (South-Western Nigeri... [74 words]
The Harmattan by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii This is about the harsh weather conditions endured by Nigerians and some other Africans during th... [60 words]
The Creator by The Birdman Things in life can be interpreted either good or bad, determining this can only be excepted by you. [79 words]
The Chimera by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii This poem is about the rejection the writer suffered from a girl who was his dream. [73 words]
The Book by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii The last line of the poem summarizes its theme. [61 words]
Stolen Kiss by Tessa Thinking about this and reliving a nice, stolen moment... [214 words]
Steam Heat by Judith Goff A little something to warm a winter's day? [20 words]
St Valentine's Curse by Rowan Davies Love is weird. [144 words]
Soaked In Deja-Vu by Stuart Eric Longridge I was just wondering. [130 words]
Skins by David B Doc Byron - [105 words]
Secret Place 2 by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii This is a cry of desire of Godís transforming presence, which is encountered through earnest pra... [83 words]
Samarkand.... The Market I Searched For by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi Dedicated to nigerian nobel laureate Wole Soyinka. A meditation on his ... [413 words]
Sacrificial Lamb by Judith Goff - [94 words]
Reverie by Judith Goff - [100 words]
Psychedelic Travels by Ryon Smith A journey thru the mind of a man with endless visions and inspiring quests... [91 words]
Propaganda Bait by Stuart Eric Longridge The great media movie, we are all finally famous. Yee-ha. [170 words]
Predator by Judith Goff - [84 words]
People's Voices by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi - [40 words]
Oh What A Dream! by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii Using the archetype of furniture making as style, the writer writes a book in this dream. He w... [120 words]
Of Love And Of Thy Compassion... by Reagan Rothe The story of a past relationship I had best desribed in this poetic masterpiec... [94 words]
Mezmerized by Judith Goff Oh, the lure of the darkness. [165 words]
Lily The Dog by August Nyghts My roommate's dog. [152 words]
In The Eventide by Judith Goff - [100 words]
In Honor Of Columbia by Amy Poet This is a poem I wrote in honor of the Columbia Astronauts. [138 words]
Illumination by Tessa Hmmm... Salvation was already taken... Ah, well... [119 words]
Her Wares Wither by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A haiku. [8 words]
God's Nature by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii This poem is a mirror of Godís relationship with the author. [85 words]
Furious by Tessa Still so angry at an ex-boyfriend that turned psycho stalker on me. He put me through hell, caused me t... [151 words]
Epilogue by Judith Goff - [35 words]
End Time Rhyme by Stuart Eric Longridge - [81 words]
devil In Us by Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii This explains that God is an expert in removing the evil (here dubbed: ĎdEVILí) or the devil (which... [51 words]
Daddy Ain't No Man No More by Rowan Davies Figure it out. [99 words]
Come What May by Stuart Eric Longridge Easy life. [239 words]
Cabin Fever by August Nyghts A thought that came and went. [23 words]
Bang!Bang!Bang! by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A meditation on the bomb blasts in Nigeria in jan 2002 and feb 2003 [78 words]
Auba 'varcity by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A pantoum. [139 words]
Africa My Africa by Toris Okotie History has taught us it's lessons, but the pain of those slaves still leaves a mark on us. [122 words]
A Prayer To Gaia by Stuart Eric Longridge We have a lot of explaining to do. [107 words]
Dance Floor Snap Shot by August Nyghts changed the title - sounds better i think [54 words]
I'm A Pharmacist,Not A Poet by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi - [78 words]
Why Me by Mine Able Being loved. [96 words]
Why I Got High, Ran Away, And Just Generally Screwed Myself Up by Pearl S A thought that popped into my head today. I thin... [34 words]
Unending Rain
Twenty Children Can't Play For Twenty Years by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi The title says it all. [95 words]
Transformation by Judith Goff I know, I know, vampires again.... [152 words]
Traces Of You by Judith Goff - [99 words]
They Set Us Free, A Collection by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A collection of poems: 1) they set us free this is a poem about freedom from ra... [1,214 words]
The Real World by Stuart Eric Longridge I wrote this for my dad,whose last older relative passed on. [80 words]
The Great Pyramid Decoded A Bit.The Principal Facination Part 2 by Stuart Eric Longridge Just trying to show that the ancients had techn... [400 words]
Thats Entertainment by Stuart Eric Longridge - [105 words]
Storymania by R Bennett Okerstrom What is Storymania? [97 words]
Soul Of A Dove by Judith Goff - [73 words]
Sequence by Peter Rivendell Playing and losing a game with fate. [202 words]
Saddam Hussein by R Bennett Okerstrom I was bored. Therefore I write. [39 words]
Prayer by Tessa Trying to save myself... [195 words]
Player by Judith Goff When the player tires of the game.... [57 words]
Pissed by August Nyghts - [112 words]
Pierrot by Peter Rivendell A love letter, after a fashion. [196 words]
Pic Ka Beat by August Nyghts An oldie. [156 words]
Phone Poem by Desmond Swords A snapshot style poem about identity. [254 words]
Pause by Sylvia Browne Columbia. [138 words]
Our Relatives Are Familiar Strangers by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about modern day slavery. [90 words]
My 4th Grade Valentine by August Nyghts - [71 words]
Lord Of The Rings by Stuart Eric Longridge Where it ends it has begun. [72 words]
Listen To The Wall Geckos Singing From A Balcony by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi Tale of a divorcee. [90 words]
Know Your God by Stuart Eric Longridge Materialism / luciferianism. [125 words]
I Can't Be Mad by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A poem about a mentally imbalanced guy. [139 words]
Honeybloom by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi It's about the kid no one prays to have. [96 words]
Hoes And Bitches by August Nyghts Dedicated to all the pimps, creeps and wanna be playas. [237 words]
Heaven Bound by Judith Goff As did Sylvia, I felt the need to express my feelings on this day of national tragedy, and as she ... [124 words]
Haunted by Tessa And still he whispers... as I try to hang on. Temptation... can sometimes get the best of you... but I'... [118 words]
Guitar by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A haiku. [8 words]
Gele by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A haiku [8 words]
Death Lives Nearby by Toluwalope Olugbenga Ogunlesi A haiku. [8 words]
Dear Mother by August Nyghts For my mother, I wish I had better things to say. [85 words]
Dear Mister Keys, by August Nyghts My first Epistle Poem. [239 words]
Celtic Warriors by Stuart Eric Longridge The mess in N.Ireland. [99 words]
Catch Me If You Can by David B Doc Byron Jack The Ripper, one of the infamous serial killers in history, leaves a calling card. [404 words]
Bob The Banana's Magical Acid Ride by Drew Schroder Bob takes a magical ride.... [93 words]
A Tragedy Of Love by Parker Short little poem. Please review, thanks. [111 words]

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Unending Rain
Crime doesn`t pay.
[76 words]
Peter Rivendell
Who me? Born in 1962. Wrote prolifically as a teenager, heavily influenced by books & the music of the time. Stopped writing for 20 years more or less. But started again...
Some of the work here dates from the "early period" - 1979-1982. The rest is since 2000.
I`ve no idea whether I`m a better writer now or then. Maybe I was never any good! I`ve always wondered.
Feedback most welcome...

I've not visited this site at all since January 2006 as I shortly after discovered the unfettred joys of blogging. I'm still writing and actually had a very good summer of writing. I'm posting a recent poem here now but all my recent work is available on my blog - take a look - http://peter-rivendell-poems.blogspot.com/

[December 2006]
A Bright Blue Cloudless Sky (Poetry) A cheery work about emotional displacement, I suppose is one way of putting it. But whatever you think. [184 words]
Across Fields (Poetry) - [25 words] [Relationships]
Adventure Playground (Poetry) - [113 words]
Afraid Of Buildings (Poetry) Written one unhappy morning, but I got a poem out of it... [132 words]
Arriving (Poetry) Just a poem about the way I`ve been feeling lately. [65 words]
At Sea (Poetry) - [39 words]
Best Friend (Poetry) Sometimes you can`t even choose your friends. [62 words]
Catch The Moon (Poetry) An uncertain tale of "forbidden" love. [92 words]
Confusion 1 (Poetry) A game with destiny? You decide. [169 words]
Curiosity Of Nations (Poetry) The destruction of an old way of living leads to escape and renewal. [254 words]
Decisions (Poetry) - [59 words]
Decisions Of Allegiance (Poetry) As a teenager, I revealed my most precious secret to my best friend - my love for him. He rejected me. That painful experience influenced some of the thoughts in this poem. [150 words]
Deep Water (Poetry) Just another day. I know this feeling but we`re not close friends, fortunately. [107 words]
Distortion (Poetry) Written about a million years ago, but still makes a kind of sense...? [129 words]
Drowned (Poetry) A lyric for a love song of sorts - [293 words]
Echoes On Water (Poetry) - [19 words]
Expedition (Poetry) A view of the future? Or a view of the past? Is there any difference? [170 words]
Falling (Poetry) the first poem I wrote after years of not writing... it`s about a feeling that I often have lately, that somewhere along the line, something`s gone horribly wrong and I can`t quite put my finger on it... [132 words]
Flow (Poetry) - [106 words]
Flowers That Only Last A Day (Poetry) - [40 words]
Global Warming (Poetry) - [64 words]
Gone (Poetry) Being miserable is the new black. [197 words]
Heart Of Our Home. (Poetry) Betrayal is not always the greatest betrayal. [83 words]
I Wait (Poetry) Another tale of urban anxiety... probably as much a song as a poem. [133 words]
In Memoriam (Poetry) Short and bitter-sweet. [38 words]
Isolation (Poetry) A poem about... [26 words]
Magazine (Poetry) This poem was inspired by the Berlin novels of Christopher Isherwood (which inspired the musical "Cabaret"). It`s a story set at the moment when you realise that while you`ve been oblivious to events ... [251 words]
Marching Band (Poetry) When love fades... a lyric as much as a poem... [96 words]
Nightscape (Poetry) - [100 words]
Nightwalk (Poetry) About walking alone at night. That`s it. [193 words]
Opening Up (Poetry) Am I no longer enjoying my job...? [198 words]
Paused In Traffic. (Poetry) The January blues, I guess. [100 words]
Performers (Poetry) When you feel like an outsider, sometimes you hope no one ever notices... Written when I was 18. Seems strange to me now, but can just about remember feeling like this - glad I was able to write it do... [239 words]
Pierrot (Poetry) A love letter, after a fashion. [196 words]
Pushing The River (Poetry) - [39 words]
Random Acts (Poetry) Written by writing lines at random and then organising them into a more "organic" kind of flow - and somehow, it tells a story and makes sense. Just an experiment, but a telling one? [204 words]
Sarcophagus (Poetry) Grief and betrayal in a bleak landscape. [204 words]
Scared (Poetry) - [74 words]
Scratched To Grey (Poetry) ... being in love with someone who can never love you back... [145 words]
Sequence (Poetry) Playing and losing a game with fate. [202 words]
Silent Command (Poetry) - [208 words]
Swimming Against The Tide (Poetry) - [90 words]
The Beating Of Wings (Poetry) For you to decide. [254 words]
The Fundamental Loneliness And Futility Of Our Lives In The Context Of The Vast Infinity Of Time And Space... (Poetry) A feeling. [28 words]
The Storm Inside Him (Poetry) The Storm Inside Him [108 words]
The Trees (Control) (Poetry) It`s up to you to decide. I know what I think. (Title: Control - but that was already taken) [161 words]
Thoughts Of A War (Poetry) Leaving home... [240 words]
Threats (Poetry) Sometimes, even in a crowded place you can feel totally alone... [73 words] [Gay & Lesbian]
Trapped In The Masque (Poetry) A dark hymn for troubled times. [120 words]
Triptych (Poetry) Three linked poems about alienation. [339 words]
Two (Poetry) Just a fragment... but it tells the whole story. [24 words]
Wave (Poetry) - [34 words]
When Winter Comes (Poetry) The struggle to connect. [148 words]
Unending Rain
Peter Rivendell

In unending rain
New lights are shining
The bridge across the river
Gateway of escape
Collar turned up against the rain
We run to a new foxhole
Waiting for trains that never came

The man in the shop was laughing
The floor hit his face
We`re laughing
The car wouldn`t start
The stars wouldn`t shout
But it poured with rain again

In unending rain
Up a hill we`re climbing
We lost the suitcase in chase
Trying to escape
Faces turned down against the rain
We can`t help laughing loudly
Waiting for breaks that never came



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February 2003

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