H P Lovecraft Poem by Darlene Walsh

H P Lovecraft

Rating: 4.7

If you Love the Craft of writing
If stories keep your life exciting
If mystery and horror are your tales
With shivering spines and biting nails

Then visit the University of Miskatonic
And there you'll find the Daemonic
On its shelves is the Necronomicon
It will wrap around your mind like a python

No graveyard was safe from his intrusion
Giving the inanimate a lively illusion
To release bodies from their interment
And make them his vitalized instrument

Yog-Sothoth has been banned from our plain
Unless he is sought, then he will be your bane
And corrupt your soul to bring him forth
So he can destroy all life on Earth

Trapped forever deep beneath the sea
Hidden where only dreams could see
The Great Cthulhu awaits his release
And leave the Earth with no peace

The ruler of the Outer Gods, the evil Lord
Azathoth encircled by his flopping horde
With evil spawn of the blind idiot deity
Causing bright dreamers a great anxiety

The antiquarian in need of an alienist
Whose thoughts have a time spatial twist
Searching for rumors of forbidden lore
And finding grotesque dangers and gore

He brought horror to life for many a youth
And set the standard for fear in truth
He gave us words to let evil fly
The words in which even death may die

His grimoires an image of the law of the dead
By repeated generations have been avidly read
A whole mythos of malevolence was his creation
For many a writer of horror was an inspiration

Friday, August 28, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: author,horror
I just finished reading The Complete Works of H. P. Lovecraft. I know most people won't understand, or like, this poem unless they are familiar with the works of Lovecraft. His writing was a bit archaic, but the malignant scenes and deadly monsters he created frightened youthful readers for decades. This poem really doesn't do justice to the frightening creations in the works of Lovecraft, but hopefully it touches on the most important bits in his horrifying universe.
Abdulrazak Aralimatti 28 August 2015

Truly, horror stories impress people, mostly the children and younger youth

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Roseann Shawiak 30 August 2015

Your poem definitely touches upon the frightening aspects of horror, it does frighten yet excite young readers with it's tales of monsters and evil. Very well envisioned within your poem. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn

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Khairul Ahsan 12 March 2020

I have never read HP Lovecraft; through your poem I know now what he used to write about. The poem seems seems to be a heartfelt tribute to the author. Enjoyed reading Bri Edwards' comments on your poem, particularly the last one.

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Bri Edwards 07 March 2016

at first, when i read the title, i thought you had reversed P H. i thought you might be writing about your works on P H. an 'odd' name for one who wrote about evil etc maybe Evilcraft or Magiccraft would have been more appropriate. i never? heard of the guy. bri :)

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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 16 October 2015

Woah a thrilling poem of monster fun n imagination rendered in great diction n awesome rhyme choices. Kudos. Fun to read from u again. Thumbs up.

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Mj Lemon 22 September 2015

I also remember reading a lot of Lovecraft. Your poem is a great homage to his work. Lovecraft would approve; he'd be very proud. Such a great poem.

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Amitava Sur 20 September 2015

Hi Darlene enjoyed your poem mentioning the fears and fearful scenes being inspired from Lovercraft. But keeping my eyes and ears open, what I see being happened around the world nowadays.... that shivers my spine and I bite nails. So horrific and inhuman they are.

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