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Dark Woods BY DW

Stark silhouetted silent trees, like gravestones mark the ground,
where disquiet souls of long lost men, in mists of death abound.
A silence binds the fearful minds of all who enter here,
and senses scream against the fear that draws the spectres near. 
A feeble moons distracted light, lends shadows to the gloom,
where any careless footstep may invite a dreadful doom.
The whispered cry of owl or ghost, sends shivers through the leaves,
to lift the hair on ice cold nape and disjoint shaken knees.
A thousand stares of black despair, keep watch throughout the glade,
Their mist seeks out unwary souls to bind them to the shade.
This dreadful place, unhallowed ground, the dare of those who would,
to brave that eerie haunt of they, who walk the deep dark wood.

This was such an inviting  prompt I couldn’t resist. The Photo’s 
Took me back to my childhood and a challenge that went
unanswered for many years, to walk through a small wood
and touch the wall of a ‘haunted’ ruin. I have tried to 
Recapture the first couple of steps (as far as I ever got)
into that frightening place. 

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  1. Date: 1/25/2012 7:00:00 AM
    Well written poem you have here I should add and I enjoyed the memory with you!!

  1. Date: 1/25/2012 6:58:00 AM
    There is an old graveyard across the road from our house and it is scary only rocks on the grave. with no names.

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 6:02:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Dark Woods" contest David. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 8:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in PD's contest! Well deserved! Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 10:34:00 PM
    I think you captured them David. Nicely done. Congratulations

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 10:25:00 PM
    DAVID, this was a great walk through the woods.. enjoyed your imagination, Congratulations, in my Dark Woods, contest.. ;-) take care and have a good night,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/18/2011 8:27:00 AM
    David, thank you for the support.... can you please add your initial by the title of your poem.... Can't wait to read all my entries..have a head day...linda