A Poem by Nancy Lee Shrader




Merlin hovers beside the castle in the fog

Near his room in the north tower

Choosing the form to complete his spell

Dark prince will soon feel his power



Raven in the light of the sun

Dark Knight when the moon is full

Craves Crown Princess Aurora

Stole the magic and broke Marlin’s rule



Dark heart has been revealed

Stolen incantations, grave mistake

You’ll never see my punishment come

Only the change when your bones brake



Be on guard dark prince, protect princess fair

As she rides each day through wooded glen

I cast this spell in the midnight hour

Now you will suffer for your grievous sin



A raven you’ll be forevermore

Dark knight no longer in light of day

Under the full moon, dark prince you’ll be

True form trapped beneath feathers, you’ll stay



On moonlit nights, I’ll hear your cry

Daily you’ll knock on my chamber door

Begging forgiveness, begging to return

My answer will be Nevermore, Nevermore


Your dark heart will remain in Raven’s Claw

Identify lost in the morning sun’s rays

Try as you may to escape my spell

A raven you’ll be till the end of your days




© 2009 Nancy Lee Shrader

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I think Poe himself would be amazed. Well done sister poet.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I like this
I think it is very well written
Wonderful write here.
enjoyable read

Posted 10 Years Ago

Dear Nancy,

Congratulations on your "Most Creative" award in the "Blackbird, fly..." contest. This award was greatly deserved as this poem was extremely original and creative. I greatly enjoyed reading it.

Best regards,


Posted 10 Years Ago

This is wonderful, Nancy!
Thank you for your entry!
Love the story :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Quite a wonderfully dark tale, Nancy! The picture you selected adds a perfect visual effect to the lines. Poe would have enjoyed this one as much as I did. Sharon

Posted 10 Years Ago

BeautifuL!!~Fran Marie

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very nicely penned, great write.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Nancy Lee Shrader
Nancy Lee Shrader

Beckley, WV

Nancy Lee Shrader resides in Beckley, West Virginia. She is author of three books IS IT NOW? The End of Days! IS HE MESSIAH? Messianic Prophecies Revealed! And The Curse of Mayweather House Nancy Lee .. more..


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