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Ghost’s Flight

Ghosts oft flock to things of old,
amidst the ancient parlor dust –
There they lay licking wounds
of things they never did….

And so what could it be, my ghastly friend,
this thing undone clear to your end –
which makes you sing so wearily –
That in my chambers you should creak,
and bang my pipes –
incessantly?

The night owl calls yet you disdain,
toiling havoc in your domestic reign –
as we, mere mortals scatter in fear
when your shadow’s stain comes oh so near.

But nay, not I, – shouts my quaking breath,
I shant cower from your prolonged death
for you are naught but pickled soul –
who failed to live, and lived to fail –
for which I find little console.

So if you’ve wings then fly away,
or drag your carcass to another day.
For if you should ever materialize –
I’ll give you death you can recognize…

 

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© 2014 John Allen Richter
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Haloween’s Chamber

Pacing, pacing, thread-barren carpeted hall,
passing by each moment – that lurid chamber stall.

Each eve at strike of three, there finds me,
reliving the glory of her inviting screams.

Lucky was I, grateful for always thought,
that nary soul should miss her, as destiny wrought –

Her screams locked away forever now,
no one ever knowing why or how.
Save for me, the master of her misery,
her self now lost to history,
and yet I continue on.

But luck is only as luck can be,
ever rarely – does it fairly – find me.

So never again – might I dissect a friend,
gleefully enjoying frightened eyes when –
removing skin and parts within,
writhing great pleasure to the very end.

Unless I can find another soul;
lonely, less connected, un-whole.

Hark, is that my doorbell rung?
Another victim eagerly sung?

“Trick or Treat! Trick or Treat,”
from such an innocent little ghoul!
Why, surely you’ll come in to meet
what’s left of my last visitor…..

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© 2014 John Allen Richter
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