Houses Old, Stories Told

Haunted House from Richard Rook Source: flickr.com
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Houses Old, Stories Told

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Bleached boards under foot creak,

with the silent steps of apparitions bleak,

marking the pacing of lost thoughts recorded,

in haunted halls no afterlife accorded.


While those in beds with clenched eyes buried,

trembling in fear of a past life ferried,

to walk that line of earthbound soul,

too confused and angry to leave as whole.


Instead they wander in midnight dark,

their steps resounding in stillness stark,

moaning and whaling from pain long gone,

imbuing night with fear and longing.


For those with breath a sleepless night,

in wait of deadly deeds or fright,

with prayers all frantic and ethers filled,

they shudder with every creak and trill.


Their hearts a racing their blood all pumped,

their minds all bent and their thoughts erupt,

with escape and terror their guiding light,

they flee this hell into the night.


With vows of safety and no return,

their bare feet numb from the long hard road,

that leads away from this fated night,

into the arms of freedom flight.


And back in the halls all alone in dust,

that spirit stuck in times unjust,

continues the repetitive nightly reign,

until the sun does quell their pain.


And still the bleached boards creak at night,

under foot of careless right,

and those who flee with stories tell,

where dark and vengeful monsters dwell.



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Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it Aubrey. have a great day.


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CrazedNovelist 3 years ago from Hampton, GA

That was awesome Tony. Very cool. :)


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

One does need a blankie occasionally. Thanks Leslie.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

i HATE scary! it scares me!

Now you've done it Tony - Where's my blankie??

Very scary, sir..

Well done!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Of course not Poohgranma, glad you enjoyed it.


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Poohgranma 4 years ago from On the edge

Frightfully Awesome! I hope you don't mind me sharing this on my face book page so more can delight it this wonderful poem!


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated Michele. Thanks for commenting.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Very scary and very good piece of poetry. Thank you for sharing this.

Voted up.

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