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The Haunted House

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The gray old mansion
was a nesting place
for pigeons,
its secret doors
the domicile of spiders,
its winding staircase
decorated by cobwebs.

It filled our summers
with old age
and imagination.

We rang the bell
and ran,
delicious fear a game,
and dared each other
to peek inside
dirty windows.

At night wed swear
we saw a face
peeking from the
upstairs window,
that sneered until
even our shadows ran
from one another.

Gone now
decrepit splendor
and all the stories
you told us
locked inside
the doors of childhood.

Echoes of once was have
given way
to low slung concrete.
But, I remember.
In my dreams
I still ring the bell
and run.

© Copyright 1999 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Wonderful imagination of childhood! Keep dreaming!

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Wonderful imagery...well done!!
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Thanks and Boo! Never forget the ghosty in the closet of childhood
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Martie~
AND ... this will make a good repost just prior to Halloween~
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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From the archives of Martiesque~
A splendor of a write dear lady~
*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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