The demon ship...a witch's poem



Moving over the hills the young girl didn’t take the time to stop,

As the sun was starting to stretch its morning fingers across the sky

She finally reached the highest point, standing at the very top

Her heart hammering hard as she raised her hands high


The earth under her feet shook as the power flowed

The sea started to pound the shore as the wind whipped through her hair

Her eyes scanning the ocean for the danger she forebode

The white crisp sails revealing the truth behind the nightmare


The sky darkening as she summoned more power than ever before

The evil stirring in the ships hold, would never step foot on her homeland

The storm unleashed her fury as the waves drove the vessel further offshore

The words of her spell getting louder with every gesture of her hand


Lightning cracked across the dark sky, as the screams started to sound

Her tears lost as the rain ran down her face

 She listened to the deaths of those innocent and demon- bound

 Her hand guiding the lightning, striking the ship in just the right place


Trapped in the burning inferno the demons roared their rage,

Their plans of blood and horror disappearing

As the broken ship was pulled beneath the thrashing waves

Whispering the ancient words, she dropped to her knees shuddering


The storm calmed slowly as she let the power drop away

The demons and every other soul on board lost

But to save her village from the un-dead touch’s she didn’t think or delay

No matter what the future cost

The waves rolled gently onto the sand, the sky overhead clear

Moving quickly she didn’t look back as she made her way back to town

Despite the guilt she was thankful she no longer had to fear

Never knowing about the man who followed her back down

He had watched his eyes wide with fear, as the elements had obeyed her command

The flowers he had brought forgotten at his feet

His eyes wide as he absorbed the evil he had witnessed first hand

A demon in disguise, a witch most foul, she would pay for her smiling deceit …

© K.A.E Grove

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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

Such powerful words, so full of emotion.

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks, it was a lot of fun to write something a bit different to my norm :)

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tnderhrt23 6 years ago

This is a very intense, darkly vivid piece, nighthag! Your story is captivating and rich with imagery. I love it! Your picture goes well with the story line too! Great job!

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

I am really thrilled that you liked it! It was an experiment in a few different ways so its great to get such wonderful positive feedback!

the picture was used as a writing prompt for this poem so its fantastic to know that worked :)

Thanks for taking the time to visit, it was great to see here you here again!

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samiaali 6 years ago

I liked this story-poem very much nighthag. The picture is perfect for it!

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

I am so glad that you liked it and even happier that the picture works!

I am working on a blog of writing prompts filled with pictures prompts and this was chosen to test one of them out.

Thanks for the great feedback, Its always a pleasure to have visit :)

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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

Wow! :-)

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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

Vert captivating indeed,Lurking danger,you tell it so well.Thank you.

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Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

Up and awesome. Vintage nighthag: dark and delicious. Cheers Australian mate -- happy new years!

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

De Greek, I am so glad that you liked it, thanks for the visit :)

always exploring, I am really glad that you liked it, thank you so much for you wonderful compliments, a great way to start the new year :)

Doug Turner Jr,

thanks heaps for the rate up, Dark and delicious is a fantastic compliment thank you. Hope your Aussie New Year was awesome!

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chisom emmanuel 6 years ago from NIGERIA

beautiful poem

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

I am really glad that you enjoyed it thank you.

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epigramman 6 years ago

...well you know the epigramman would love something like this - and of course I always love your poetic journeys into the world of the supernatural and the macabre (two words which describe my love life - lol lol) fact this is so well written and epic in its content and atmosphere you have inspired the epi-man to come up with something in a similar vein (the horror genre) and if you go back in my catalogue here at the Hub you will lots and lots of great horror stuff you would appreciate - but in typical epigramman style and defying category I like to move back and forward between the light and the dark!

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

I am so glad to hear that you liked/ loved this,I find writing and sharing these poems a lot easier then most others but I am working on expanding on my repertoire :)

I love the fact that I have inspired you, as this genre is endless and I so love reading your poems no matter which tone you are writing in!

Will be over again soon to lose some wonderful time in your pages!

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erumkhan 6 years ago from Pakistan

I loved your poem, fantastic work

keep writing!!

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks so much, I am glad that you liked it!

Desadi 6 years ago

Wow I could feel the power behind that, the malice, the love. Very moving indeed!

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

Some of the greatest deeds have been motivated by love or a desire to protect. I am really glad that you liked it, thanks for the visit!

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Setharion 6 years ago from Australia

Such a loss on his part, give her the damned flowers man and accept that she just happens to be cooler than you. Very nice piece. Enjoyed the read

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Goyakla 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Brilliantly written story and the ending was the cream on the cake. Excellent.

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

thank you so much! I am thrilled that you liked it thanks for stopping in :)

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RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

deliciously vivid!! fantastic poem and story!

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

I am so glad that you enjoyed it, I have a deep love for the ballad and this was one of my first attempts

Thanks so much for taking the time to read it :)

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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

The title alone caught my attention. I am thrilled and the read felt like I'm watching a supernatural movie. Your poem captivates me like I am looking straight at the characters. I would like to share your poem! Awesome poetry!

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

I have to admit, this is one of my personal favorites as well, I am so pleased that this played out in your minds eye like a movie I couldnt ask for a better compliment. Thanks so much for your visit and very kind words :)

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