Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 31: On This Day in 2008

| October 31, 2012

“True Love is passionately fierce on a primal level, and no mating pair possessed of its power can be defeated. The best an enemy can do is kill them. Both of them, for to leave one alive is to guarantee doom. A man blessed as I, and a woman blessed as Mrs. LFM, lives every […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 30: If You Didn’t Want It There, Why Did You Bring It?

| October 30, 2012

In my life I have spent countless hours alone in what many would refer to as “wilderness” –  lonely places. Some people are horrified, and those are the people who have never learned the difference between being lonely and being alone. Likewise, when someone hears that I just came back from a week alone in […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 29: Bad Choices

| October 29, 2012

“Lunenburg is an old town officially settled in 1753, and from such age is born much mystery and superstition. My father was a beneficiary of this and, with no disrespect to him, I will reveal that I came to know his faith in the old stories held more power in his life than anything his […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 28: Force Continuum

| October 28, 2012

“Russian Roulette is not the same without a gun, And baby when it’s love if its not rough it isn’t fun …” ~ Lady Gaga, Poker Face The sudden upswing in popularity of such books as Fifty Shades of Grey is at once unsurprising and inexplicable to me. Unsurprising because the dark side of desire […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 27: Jasper and the Little Girl

| October 27, 2012

This poem is based on actual events that were earlier related in my piece titled Musings as Hallowe’en Approaches – Part the Second, published here on 7 September 2008.  On 20 September 2011, I also announced its inclusion in John Robert Colombo’s latest collection, Jeepers Creepers – Canadian Accounts of Weird Events and Experiences. I offer […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 26: Suicide

| October 26, 2012

If you’ve ever considered suicide, or ever knew someone who has done it, know that this is not to trivialize. I have a lot more to say on this subject, but this is not the day. Suicide By LFM It’s said that one who kills himself Just takes the coward’s way. I’ll grant this Truth […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 25: Going Postal

| October 25, 2012

I haven’t mentioned him in this year’s series, so I’m dedicating today’s bit o’ work to my old and recently promoted crime scene investigator Friend, Martin. I’ve spoken of him before as far back as Day 3 of  DS 2010, and he’s the subject of my poem Crime Scene Man. I stand by my initial […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 24: A Choir of Crows

| October 24, 2012

A Choir of Crows By LFM Deep within a forest once I heard the strangest thing. What must have been a hundred Crows Had gathered there to sing. What some might find disturbing And offensive to the ear, I heard to be an ode of joy To all that Crows hold dear. Curious, I closer […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 23: Spirit Quest

| October 23, 2012

Last November I published a poem here that was finished too late to appear in Dark Sentiments – 2011. My Angelique is the strange story of a man who was one day visited by the Angel of Death, for the usual reasons, and seduced her instead. Carpe diem indeed! This poem is a bit more explicit, […]

Dark Sentiments 2012 – Day 22: Winter is Always Coming

| October 22, 2012

This poem came to me as Mrs. LFM and I were walking on a gravel beach deep within the presently deserted wilderness wonderland that is Kejimkujik National Park. To quote one of my earlier articles, “The Park, locally referred to simply as ‘Keji’, encompasses a vast area that has been inhabited by the Mi’kmaq People […]