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October 3, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

It was midnight within
My palatial home,
And as I sat plaintively by
The grand, flickering fire place,
The Grandfather Clock struck to chime its
Solemn hour,
And a slight agitation
Crept into my heart.

It was
A feeling of uneasiness,
A feeling of
A presence
Unlike any man’s.
Although I attempted to remain
Aloof to this odd feeling,
It slowly began to gnaw
At my being,
Slowly transforming into
A sort of inescapable

My palms
Drew sweat,
My sense
Grew wary,
My thoughts grew
Something inhuman was in my room;
I felt it inside.
An apparition, perhaps?
Or simply a figment
Of my nocturnal imagination?

It was hard to
With this feeling any longer,
And I found myself praying to God for my life which
I cradled at that moment.

I was a well-known benefactor at the time,
One who always gave charity;
Good conduct was simply a part
Of my genealogy.
So why would
A thing of evil
Choose to
Pursue me?

I gripped the arm rests of my chair,
Watching the flickering flames of the fire place
Grow eerily higher
And higher still,
The knuckles on my hands
My eyes wide open,
Awaiting whatever was meant
To come.

The author's comments:

I was suffering from Writer's Block (as usual :P), so I found a prompt online that listed ten words to use in a poem. I decided to take a somewhat Poe-esque approach... Not sure if it worked out though haha. 

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on Oct. 20 2014 at 12:19 pm
Angel.Of.Darkness, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
It is not wise to judge others based on your own preconceptions and by their appearances ♡

Cooool :)