"Dancing on Graves"

They say if you dance on someone's grave, the spirit of that person awakens to haunt you, until you either burn the remains, or they kill you. (Movie Reference_


Can you hear the mission bell?
The time has come...
For all little boys and girls to go home.
It's half past one.
Upon these graves they danced,
left their footprints in the mud.
And tonight all alone in their beds,
from their nightmares they will run.
Awaken from their dreams,
to their fears become real.
Come face to face with them,
with the devil make a deal.
They'll sell him their souls,
but a small price to pay,
for riches beyond measure,
for the ghosts to go away.
Oh, but, if only they knew,
there was a much easier thing to do.
Simply burn the remains
of the unwanted few.
In so many years they'll regret,
as they take their last dying breaths,
when in eternal hell fire,
they'll be laid to rest.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

This was awesome it painted a picture in my head voted up and awesome!!!

smiles :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx bella!!

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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Great poem. Reads almost like Stephen King in places. Dark and evocative.

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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

great poem, well written and well done, I found it a bit creepy which I am sure was teh intent =)

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Kylo88 5 years ago from dc

sweeeeeeett. love this!

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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Dancing on graves, way cool! You're now like Mary Shelley. Now lets see what creatures be in our newest nightmares...

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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thanx for the awesome comments guys. yes rebecca, it was meant to be a bit creepy, but also have a moral, never make a deal with a devil! hmm i dont think i am anywhere close to being able to be compared with mary shelley or stephen king, but thanks for thinking it. ah i only hope to be as popular a writer as them someday.

Ghaelach 5 years ago

I hope i can sleep tonight Nikki.I'm getting to old for bogey men and ghosts. After reading your hub it brought back childhood memories. LOL


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

i love horror movies and such! i will never get to old for ghost stories. Hope my poem didnt keep yu up too late.

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SkiFACE 5 years ago from The Underworld, A.R.D. (A Robbers Dream)

This was beautiful, a written stroke of genius and i seen that movie, it was entertaining, makes me not wanna get drunk and go dancing on graves, lol.

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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

makes me want to lol. eh not the dance on graves part, but go get drunk at a cemetary.

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thinice13 4 years ago from Colorado

The poem really had a visual quality to it...and I've never seen the movie, ha

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana Author

It was pretty good. You should watch it.

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