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Broken Bride

It looked just like a quiet place
Though cold and dark inside
I’d scorned all the haunting tales of
The spectre of a bride

I saw it hanging in the room
A cob web, old and stale?
But as I peered through dusky gloom
I saw a wedding veil

Beneath the veil a small pinched face
Watched with cold dead eyes
And from her pale and bloodless lips
She uttered whimp’ring cries

A crimson stain was on her dress
She clutched a dripping knife
And on the floor a body lay
New husband of this wife

I’d heard, of course. But not believed
The things that people said
Of how the groom betrayed his bride
And how she stabbed him dead

But now she’s trapped inside a house
Where she can find no peace
For the girl who hanged for murder
The horrors never cease

I left this sad demented house
I left with no goodbye
For now I know behind these walls
A girl will ever cry

Contest: A Creepy, Scary Haunted House Poem, 

Margaret Foster Sept 2011

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  1. Date: 9/25/2011 2:57:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Dear Heart Constance's "A Creepy, Scary, Haunted House" contest Margaret. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 10:54:00 PM
    margaret, I am happy to see this one did so well. Congatulations to you.

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 10:55:00 PM
    Margaret, Your tale was excellent from beginning to end. I can see what it took top honors. Wonderful! Congrats.

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 10:48:00 AM
    What a great story Margaret. Congratulations on your first place win.

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 7:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of Constance, Margaret

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 12:31:00 AM
    gave me the shivers,marge... APPLAUSE to you for superb win!...huggs

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 12:13:00 AM
    Congrats Margaret on first place win with beautiful poetry luv..

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 11:09:00 PM
    Congrats on the win, Margaret! Great write! Cyndi

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 9:37:00 PM
    Congrats. on your special win, Margaret. Love, vie

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 9:30:00 PM
    Very scary creeping with horror. A first class no. 1 win. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 8:14:00 PM
    Ohhhhhhh scary! shades of Mrs. Haversham! congrad's light & love

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 10:25:00 PM
    very very bloody good, love the flow, as horror should, have my own ghost a stomping here, young lady iredescent blue, see through clear...

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 10:11:00 PM
    LOVE IT, Margaret, it's a perfectly told ghost story. Way to go with the challenge!

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 10:31:00 AM
    The hauting invades th mind with ghostly apparitions. ayou did a great job with is fascinating tale Margaret. Luv, Lizzy

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 10:29:00 AM
    Good story, Margaret! Best wishes for the contest. Kim

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 8:08:00 AM
    Great story and well told. Tony

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 6:48:00 AM
    a truly sad tale. excellent imagery, and deep poetry. i like this a lot

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 6:30:00 AM
    A captivating write...very nice.Must be a wishes.

  1. Date: 9/15/2011 3:44:00 AM
    A very good entry,,, good luck in Constance contest,... a very eerie and sad poem,,, thank you for sharing,..p.d.