Award-Winning Author and Poet, Tamikio L. Dooley

Published on 21 May 2022 at 19:56

Award-Winning Author and Poet, Tamikio L. Dooley


Tamikio L. Dooley is an award-winning author. She writes fiction and nonfiction of poetry, short stories, articles, and essays. The author received certificates and awards for her poetry, short stories, articles, and essays published in Ukiyoto Publishing, and Bard’s Day Key Anthology.


(From House of Dark Poetry)


~Raven Upon My Doorstep~

I dawdled at my bedroom window,

One midnight, for no discernible reason,

I heard boundaries around the phases.

Someone speaking at my door,


Generally, I would have neglected it,

But whatever it was started singing.

It whistled such a beautiful, apocalyptic tone.

A harmony embodying the soul,


So I left behind my bedroom to the signing sound.

After addressing the staircase, guiding my steps,

There was a shadow through the window.

My hand was on the doorknob.

The door was open.

There was nobody there.


But then I glanced down at my doorstep.

And there it was,

 The thing that sings such a beautiful, ominous song,

It was a Raven upon My Doorstep.

~House of Devils,

Born into the blood diseased bones,

My teeth chatter,

Creating chalk to pick up on my grits,

Oh, how my bones ache to belong to another part of education,

My ancestors took up,

Full of selfishness and gluttony to lust,

Some say, I am one of thee,

I say, every man for himself~

~Tamikio L. Dooley (Edwin Peter Erwin 1765 Main Character)~

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Shawn Williams
a year ago

What a fantastic poem! You are very a talented author and poet. Congratulation on your new poetry book House of Dark Poetry. I got a copy!

Linda Beach
a year ago

Hi! I read your poetry book House of Dark Poetry last night. Raven Upon My Doorstep is one my favorite ones! You write beautiful poetry the same as regular books. Keep up the good work lady!