Poetic Justice #1 – “Deeper Still”

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Hey! Axel here with The Arcane Citizen’s new segment: Poetic Justice!

I’m not very good at introductions, but I’ll tell you a little about myself. I’m a junior vampire at AOA, a member of the De Ardo Coven (yes, I’m aware that it’s a witch coven and not a vampire coven, piss off), a photographer for the Journalism Club, and a member of the Poetry Club. That last one may not be important, but it’s the driving force behind this new segment.

I find that I convey my thoughts and feelings best when I write them down, and my latest medium has been poetry. Historically speaking, poetry is a creative outlet used by many and has therapeutic connotations. It’s not just a way to confess to your crush–though you could if you wanted to.

“But Ax, what’s that have to do with this new seg–?” Shut up. I’m getting to it.

Since poetry has helped me come out of my shell a bit, I figured it could do the same for others. Maybe you’re a budding writer with creative flair, or you have complicated feelings that you can’t seem to verbalize. Sometimes jotting down your thoughts can help you sift through the chaos in your mind. So, I decided to start this segment where I share poetry submissions. Some are mine, some are my partner’s and friends, and some may belong to members of the Poetry Club… But you could see your poem here, too, if you’d like. Whether you’re a student, a member of AOA’s faculty, or just a random passerby scrolling through the poetry tag: if you can see this, you can submit your poetry and have your name and writing out there. Just know that submissions are considered guest posts, and we’ll link back to your website and/or socials if you wish.

I’ll take the initiative and share one of my poems. I’m not that great, so don’t be too harsh.

In a room bathed in moonlight

In a world void of sunlight

In a life stalking by twilight

You found me

In a study warmed by firelight

In an alley led by torchlight

Behind a lush curtain of starlight

I found you

Bright-eyed and towering

Your words are empowering

Your presence makes me cower in

The darkness I know

Insignificant and small

With a drunken southern drawl

Deeper still I fall

To your Roseland graces

Secret whispers and talking gestures

Excited talks of future ventures

Skywatching and golden vespers

I want it all with you

And deeper still I fall

Written by Axel de Ardo

Thanks for getting this far. Let’s serve the world some poetic justice next week, shall we? Until then, make sure you like this post, leave a comment with your thoughts (which I will totally appreciate and not wipe my ass with), share this post with your friends, and follow The Arcane Citizen for more entertainment. I might share poetry weekly, but this site updates daily with new content!

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See you next time, Citizens. Ax out!

Axel de Ardo

Poetry Enthusiast

Looking to submit a poem? Send an email to Prof. Penn with your poem, link to your blog/socials, your respective usernames, and how you want to be credited (real name, pseudonym, username, etc.) If your poem was inspired by a royalty-free image, artwork that you created or commissioned, or a story, please include the appropriate credit. The professor will check all submissions for plagiarism, and those submitting stolen content will be reported to the appropriate parties.


12 Comments Add yours

  1. carideardo says:

    Gee, I wonder who this was written about 😋

    Liked by 7 people

    1. 🤣 lol it’s a mystery….we’ll never know……..

      Liked by 7 people

      1. if i dont see sage live react to this on sline or nethru or darkscene then it isn’t real

        Liked by 5 people

      2. axelthevamp says:

        haha, very funny, a-holes

        Liked by 2 people

  2. unicornwang says:

    so if ur biologically 17 wats gunna happen now that sage is 18?? 🤔

    Liked by 6 people

    1. According to D.E.A.D., Haunters that are biologically under the universal age of majority can qualify for legal emancipation if they’ve passed their blood trial (which takes an average of 150 years) and completed secondary education. Once those conditions have been met, D.E.A.D. will change all of their paperwork to age up the Haunter appropriately–in other words, if they don’t look older than 20, their license will say they’re 20.

      Liked by 7 people

      1. hunterarion says:

        you must be really looking forward to graduating then… 😏😏😏😏😏

        Liked by 5 people

      2. axelthevamp says:

        actually, there’s a romeo and juliet clause that let’s haunters who already graduated enter relationships with haunters still in school. both just need to have finished their blood trials, and you can’t attend school until you’ve met that requirement, so… 😏

        Liked by 2 people

      3. unicornwang says:

        so when u graduate theyll give u a fake id that says u can legally screw non-dead adults?

        Liked by 1 person

      4. N… Actually yes, that’s pretty much what they do.


  3. sportycorey says:

    Ax! OMG it’s so pretty! 😍

    Liked by 4 people

    1. axelthevamp says:

      THANK YOU HEL FOR ACTUAL FREAKIN FEEDBACK. jeez, getting anything from the rest of these jerks is like pulling teeth… 😫

      Liked by 2 people

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