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The Demon Knife – A poem by my eldest, aged 10.


After the adulation that she received for her last poem, my eldest seems to have got the bug and wrote this. Right now she’s very much ‘bang them out in a couple of minutes’ which, if they are all as good as this, is fine by me!

It does have me thinking that maybe Alternative Realities Publishing should do a book of Grimdark Poems by children in aid of charity. In fact, I have the perfect one in mind.

The demon knife

One slight touch,
A life now lost,
Bloody tip,
Shining in the moonlight,
Glowing with power,
My blade sinks into the skin,
A scream,
No one to hear,
They can’t beat me,
I am strong,
I am unforgivable…

Invincible.

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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4 thoughts on “The Demon Knife – A poem by my eldest, aged 10.

  1. It’s amazing that these started with a school project. Most teachers and schools wouldn’t see the amazing writing ability, they’d only see the twisted topics and fear the mind they come from, or assume she’s abused or some other REAL horror.

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    Posted by aidanawillowraven | June 9, 2014, 5:58 pm
    • Let’s hope not 🙂

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      Posted by mattsylvester | June 9, 2014, 6:54 pm
      • I agree. My 13 yr old son is an artist like his momma; and in preschool, we were invited to a parent-teacher conference. His teacher proceeds to tell us how polite, courteous, and well spoken or son is. Then she gets a strange look on her face, like she is sucking on a lemon wedge, and says, “Your son also likes art class, but has turned in work we can’t display and felt we should address the problem with his parents. All he seems to like drawing is monsters. I everything ok at home? What types of things do you let him watch?” lol. Of course, his father and I chuckled at this. My explaining that I was an artist and my son doesn’t find monsters scary but fun didn’t really help much. He now has his own webfolio and sells his work at SFF conventions at my booth.

        Your daughter is REALLY good. I hope she sticks with it.

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        Posted by aidanawillowraven | June 9, 2014, 7:08 pm
      • That’s great 🙂 good to hear that your son has kept it up!

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        Posted by mattsylvester | June 9, 2014, 7:11 pm

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