Poetry: The Darkling Throng by Stacy Overby

We are delighted to offer this spook of poem, a Halloween villanell, written by long time OWS supporter and emerging author, Stacy Overby.

author-pictureStacy Overby works as a substance abuse counselor for teenage boys by day and as a writer by night.  Her day job provides inspiration for a number of her stories, including her short stories “The Trial of Summer” and “Karma Incarnate” releasing in October 2016.  When not at work or writing, she is playing with her son, hiking, camping, or involved in other outdoor activities – as long as it is not too cold.

The Darkling Throng

We will dance in Moon’s dim glow;

In shadows we are finely dressed.

Blood runs free when Dark winds blow.

 

The call is out; our crowds will grow.

This is the night when none will rest.

We will dance in Moon’s dim glow.

 

On blackened wings a battle crow

Alights atop his heaving chest;

Blood runs free when Dark winds blow.

 

Among the cheers his heartbeats slow.

Jeering laughs at his behest;

We will dance in Moon’s dim glow.

 

A crimson stain in pure white snow;

We will send him with the rest.

Blood runs free when Dark winds blow.

 

Across the land the hunt will flow.

In wholesale death we are refreshed.

We will dance in Moon’s dim glow;

Blood runs free when Dark winds blow.

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Stephanie Ayers is a full-time world-building ninja, seven-time published author, and graphic designer enjoying the country life in central Virginia, while crafting her own story and resisting growing up at all costs. She mothers her children, loves her husband, attends church, and avoids all things zombies.
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