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Something Wicked (Mikey's Halloween Challenge)

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soft shivered whispers
in dark of night
from a bedtime story retold

tis a ghostly, ghoulish tale
to chill the blood
of young and old

white silken petticoats
rustle against the floor
noiseless footsteps in the hall

soft keening cries
of love unrequited
slither up the wall

in her wake
bloody tendrils course
with a chilling embrace

though a mirror passes
no shadow seen
of her ashen face

at stroke of twelve
she sadly croons
notes of her lovers lament

heart thrust aside
with careless laugh
signaled her torment

a knife appeared
clutched in upraised hand
to swing at him aloft

but his was the quicker aim
his thrust was hard
hers much too soft

her heart in deadly rent
drained quickly
blood of life

whilst murderer smiled
and quickly
returned to his rich wife

the dead shall walk forever
awaiting vengeance on
a hallowed Holy Grail

and so she walks
in dead of night
blood marks her ghostly trail

with lift of hand
prepared to knock
upon past loverís door

halting spirit in gasp
as a light shines
on the floor

slashes seen on fingers
held fast in her
ghoulish stare

she waits in deadly
amazement that
he knows that she is there

slowly sunken eyes turn
as phantom smile
in haunt succumbs

hear now the ghostly scratch
ďas something wicked
this way comesĒ*


~~~~~
*By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Open, locks,
Whoever knocks! Macbeth. Act iv. Sc. 1.
Note: Whew! I think I need a couple of rewrites but for now, this will do.


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1 posted 10-06-2002 03:00 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Excellent. This is only the first part, yes? I want to see what happens next...
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with you


2 posted 10-06-2002 12:43 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

yes! MORE....you can't end it now!!! Excellent!!
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Thanks!!! I'm trying to write a sequel..but she's a stubborn ghost!
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4 posted 10-29-2002 06:35 PM       View Profile for HollyDazed   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for HollyDazed

Excellent writing, enjoyed it!

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5 posted 10-29-2002 11:31 PM       View Profile for skyshine   Email skyshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit skyshine's Home Page   View IP for skyshine

Oh I think this is good. A little choppy in parts, otherwise really well done. And SPOOKY!

--Beth

Howl at the stars, whisper when you're sleeping, I'll be there to hold you, I'll be there to stop the chills and all the weeping.

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6 posted 10-31-2002 05:35 AM       View Profile for anawnda   Email anawnda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anawnda

good write!!!! love your ghost! i especially love it that you added an excerp from shakespeare at the end.
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Oh, yes, you did it! Now you can have that sigh of relief---but for only a moment! You will be continuing on this chilling story---will you not?!? Please do not tell me that I have to wait until next Halloween?!?....

EA
 
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