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The Unnatural Haunting

Updated on February 18, 2012


The young girl’s lips

shaped the word God,

it was a silent shout,

and no sound came out,

her eyes were covered,

as a dark shadow hovered

and swayed in the breeze,

it was a gray day,

that turned into a dark night,

as she prayed into the twilight,

a ghost was suspended in the stairwell,

softly entangled with the railings,

and she was living a moment in hell,

and as far as she could tell,

only her spirit would yell,

and the fear sent a shock

of sensation through her body,

without compassion,

and it was not unlike

the pleasure of passion,

pain-stricken and weak,

she could not speak,

then the rains came,

and it was lined with pain,

that she could hear

the flow of blood through her veins,

she would then choke,

and the fear filled the room

like smoke...

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Raci that was so sweet :) thank you

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes, i do agree that this is haunting Frank, and the title is fitting...you're a master of suspense...

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thank you again Sueswan :) Frank

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Frank

      Fantastic! I hope I don't have nightmares tonight.

      "a ghost was suspended in the stairwell,

      softly entangled with the railings,"

      Love the imagery.

      Voted up and away

      Have a good evening. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      caoline thanks so much coming from some one who writes as well as you do I'll take it!

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      All of your poetry is so suspenseful! Keeps me wanting to read the next line to hear what's next. Love your talent.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      gmwilliams I am so touched bless you :)

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      To frank : This is a very beautiful and haunting poem. You are an excellent and succinct writer.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      reik that sounds like a freaky experience..ooo :) and Our Ms Brooks I have much love and respect for you bless you Frank

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Frank only you can write something so haunting and beautiful at the same time.. I want to share this on my Facebook page.

      Voted way up

      debbie

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      reikieffect 5 years ago

      You just reminded me of when I was 8 and saw this ghostly woman floating quickly outside my window. Felt just like the girl on your poem.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      poetvix you still rock...:) Frank

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This was scary-boo! Is there anything more frightening than powerlessness? Frank, you captured the soul of terror with this one.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thanks so much tobusiness, my friend writer20, good ole VG and welcome Nat thank you all for sharing in my haunting :)

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      Nat Amaral 5 years ago from BC Canada

      Beautiful yet scary.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Your descriptions get intense with every poem.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      HiFrank, this is another great poem. Voted up and interesting, Joyce

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Frank, passion,atmospheric and beautiful. voted up

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thank you thelyricwriter :) Frank

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up, awesome, and interesting Frank. Another instant classic my friend. Hope you have a great weekend and see you around.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thank you Cyndi 10 again :) Frank

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      This was beautiful and as haunting as the title suggests. Voted up and beautiful.

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Every day is a great day , every life is a great life . Have a greater day with your great life, it's all free. Want to know what cost. A bad day, because here you are trying to make an already great thing bad.

      Bless.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      thank you sky :)

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Her words came in the form of a ghost. Your mind is as complex ed as they are meant to be. Remember the mind built the computer, so it the computer greater than the mind? Books came after sense , not are books more valuable than sense?

      Another that's fits tightly in with your character and thanks for letting us in there. For it's your and no one can take it away from you.

      Not holding the best for last but , knowing that the best is in you. Now remember the Fox and the grape.

      Keep up the great work.

      Bless.