VxPoem ID: 43506
Posted: February 8th. 2013 9:06:27 PM
The Crypt of the Forsaken
Age Group: Adult
Westminster church - Green and Fayette
upon the streets in Baltimore
outside an old dark graveyard
where death is kept and stored.
Looking past the gate - this iron gate
I leave my fears aside
I push the gate - this creaking gate
and prepare to step inside.
For on this night - this rainy night
I have come to awaken death
yes upon this night - this rainy night
to steal its spoken breath.
I roam inside - where ghosts reside
searching for a way to see
the tomb that holds the corridor
that will set it's spirit free.
So I look around - without a sound
for the tomb he sleeps within
and into the depths slip underground
as my hunt it now begins.
Upon these steps in the darkest depths
I search this crypt below
when suddenly I hear a voice
in a tone that's dark and low.
I declare - you best beware - and be wise of what your seeking
upon your breath - to awaken death - in a place with spirits sleeping
your just a pest - disturbing rest - to dare knocking upon my door
so leave my home - my death alone - and return here nevermore.
It's my choice - to hear your voice - I spoke so loud and screeching
upon these steps - in the darkened depths - to know the secrets that your keeping
so here I'll stay - won't go away - and hereby do implore
upon this ground - forsaken ground - to come pounding upon your door
To my surprise - before my eyes - the tomb it started shaking
for in this room - impending doom - his dark soul was awaking
I sensed my fear - when death is near - and heard the sounding door
to see the ghost - I feared the most - as a mist raised from the floor
So there I froze - as death arose - as I stood there freezing
to see those eyes - of the dark arise - of the soul that I was seizing
for you have a gift - a precious gift - and therefor I awaken
upon these steps - in the darkened depths - in the crypt of the forsaken
For I am here - my message clear - and am wise in seeking
to steal your voice - yes its my choice - and place it in safe keeping
to see you thrive - once again alive - I release your chamber door
for you death to be - awake in me - and reside forevermore
I say to thee - just let me be - and give my death respect
as for you - you have no clue - this vision you detect
so I repeat - you best retreat - and close this chamber door
and to leave my home - my death alone - and return here nevermore!
So there I stood - on rotten wood - and would not be mistaken
to come this far - the door ajar - in this crypt of the forsaken
for on this night - this rainy night - I would not let him be
until I host - his chilling ghost - and awaken him in me.
To see the door - his chamber door - I took a peek inside
upon the mist - the frozen mist - to where spirits rest and hide
to see the voice - the spoken voice - of the ghost that I was craven
but then to see - it frightened me - was within a giant raven.
Standing ten feet tall - I heard him call - slamming his chamber door
to see the size - of those ravens eyes - repeating nevermore nevermore
from the haunted depths - I ran up the steps - from the tomb of the forsaken
to leave his home - and his death alone - and to never again awaken !
Author's Notes: I visited Edgar Allen Poes grave - and wow its quite a spooky place - many chilling areas and it gets your imagination really moving - so I went there in the dark and wondered - what if you could just for a night - awaken the greatest poet ever - so into the depths of my imagination I went - and sought the whispers through the dark night air - and came up with this tale - this one was tough - especially part two - but it was a fun write as it came together - cheers .....
Author's Location: Baltimore, Maryland
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