My Chamber Dark













In my private room where a fire brims,
to abate the chill as shadows dance
in flickered flashing dreams of sin,
licking walls like tongues of demon souls, do they,
grasping for a glimpse of life, an earthly plight,
a lost memory of what it is to be whole.

And as I sit upon my chair,
book in hand while illusions play my grim despair,
and hallowed halls filled with specters,
hidden souls of hell now breached,
looking for mischief and a body to leach,
do find my chamber dark.

Shadows now of faces bleak,
allude to all the lost one’s speak,
chanting voices of ill-intent do writhe,
and rippling forms on walls imbibe
those darkened souls of nether bound,
arisen to play and in life profound, illicit grief.

And as my book engrosses mind
and words a flicker by firelight, rhyme,
surrounded by these ghosts of old,
their rustic minds and memories seeking hold,
voices now resound in garbled din,
pleading, moaning and beguiling.

I shut that book and send them home,
fire breached and night forlorn,
back to whence they came from death
life departed and now bereft,
their dance is old and shadows fine,
nothing more can they find,
in this my chamber dark.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

Tony DeLorger
Latest posts by Tony DeLorger (see all)

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

6 thoughts on “My Chamber Dark

  • June 3, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Wow, masterfully composed, Tony – made me think of a Shakespearean piece. I can so visualize the chamber and the “ghosts of old”. A classic masterpiece!

  • June 4, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    Oooh…I really liked this one Tony. Superb images and the language is spot on. I could feel the book close at the end. So good. 🙂


    • June 4, 2016 at 8:07 PM

      Glad you liked it Mel, a little different, Poe-esque perhaps. Thanks for your kind words and take care.

  • June 5, 2016 at 12:16 PM

    Most definitely Poe inspired my poet. The spirits had definitely come from those shadows in your chamber and released the flow from your talented quill. Poe would be proud, bravo my friend.

  • June 5, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Thanks Vincent, every now and then Poe emerges from my consciousness, to bask in the light of written word. I do love his drama and impact. Glad you appreciated this one my friend. Take care.

Leave a Reply

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

Our cookie settings are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. By continuing to browse this website you are accepting our cookie policy.