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The Castle

In the green countryside of Wales,
A castle sits, dark and decaying,
It holds many ghostly tales,
That the locals keep relaying.

Surrounded by majestic, rolling hillsides,
Covered by a gray, misty shroud,
And cliffs high above the blue sea tides,
Where voices still ring out loud.

What was once a beautiful garden,
Where all the children used to play,
Has been left to whither and harden,
Just as the castle was left to decay.

Long cobwebs hang like curtains of lace,
In windows that remain dark and cold,
Someone still walks the crumbling staircase,
Just as they did in the days of old.

They walk the towers and through the halls,
Making the dusty, wooden floors creak,
Their portraits still hang on the walls,
Where the voices of the dead still speak.

The empty rooms will never make a sound,
But, if you listen hard enough to their history,
Stories of romance and love still abound,
Along with secrets of murders and mystery.





Written by: Kelly Deschler - August 8th, 2013
Giorgio V's contest - "In The Faraway" - the theme is gothic

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  1. Date: 2/27/2015 6:32:00 PM
    Wonderful! Very atmospheric and brimming with vivid imagery.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 3/2/2015 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading this older poem of mine. I'm so glad you liked, Erica :)
  1. Date: 4/29/2014 8:43:00 PM
    Very nicely done. Enjoyed it a lot. I did something similar called The Sentinel.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/1/2014 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for the kind comments, Mark. I am glad you enjoyed it. I will be stopping by shortly to read your poem. :)
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 6:51:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading again, congrats on winning another contest with this beauty.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/6/2014 6:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind words, Richard. I appreciate you stopping by to enjoy my poem, once again!
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 12:08:00 PM
    How lovely to see you on top Kelly, congratulations on your winning poetry xxx

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/4/2014 11:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for the kind words, Vienna! I appreciate you stopping by. :)
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 11:12:00 AM
    This is really beautiful! Big Congrats on your win.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/4/2014 11:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for the kind comments! I appreciate you stopping by.
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 6:09:00 AM
    Enjoyed your write on castle and congrats on the win, Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/4/2014 10:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Dr. Ram! I appreciate you taking the time to read my poem.
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 11:38:00 PM
    very good Kelly you took me with you congrats on 2nd place ty for entering Shadow x smile hug

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/4/2014 10:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for the placement, Shadow! I am glad that you enjoyed my poem. Thank you for the kind comments, also. :)
  1. Date: 2/2/2014 10:58:00 AM
    oh my !!! Thanks for pointing me to your poem in a comment. What a great haunted poem of a castle. Your images bring me to view in vivid detail !! Wonderful, just wonderful !!!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/4/2014 2:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for taking the time to read this poem of mine. I am so glad that you liked it! And, thank you for the kind words, Debra!
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 6:19:00 AM
    Congrats Kelly on a fine win in this contest,, It's beautiful and a very well written poem. Loved it so! huggs... gautami

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/29/2014 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind words, Gautami. I appreciate it very much! And, I am so happy that you enjoyed my poem. Hugs :)
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 8:38:00 PM
    How nice this is, So gothic, yes!! Glad to see this on the winners' list. You deserved a number one!!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/29/2014 5:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for the kind words, Andrea! That really means a lot to me. :)
  1. Date: 1/27/2014 5:42:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 8:53:00 AM
    Enjoyed the poem for In the faraway contest and congrats on the win,Kelly

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 7:37:00 AM
    Now this is a very good poem Kelly, Congrats on your win....Hugs....Roger

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/27/2014 6:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much, Roger! I always appreciate your kind words. Hugs.
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 6:33:00 PM
    Kelly Such an emotional and imaginative story of this castle and surroundings. You told the tale with so much imagery and feeling the reader can feel they are right there. Nice job Thanks for the great comment on my Busy Christmas poem. Hugs

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 4:42:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, how are you..stopping by this one again. I posted a poem called Sheol... haha..Inspired by you... SKAT

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 3:37:00 PM
    A very beautiful poem Kelly. I used to hate those castles, they reminded me of the story of the rich and the poor which still stinks to this day. I really enjoyed your write, well done....peter

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 8:43:00 PM
    i give you top marks excellent piece call into whats the networks it might inspire thoughts

  1. Date: 9/1/2013 8:21:00 PM
    I see you've used a traditional style that not many pen in today. This is exactly how I write most of my rhyming poems. Another great piece of writing, your narrative is strong also.

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 7:44:00 PM
    wonderful spin. . really there's such a place in Wales?

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 9/1/2013 9:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I didn't write this about any one particular castle, it really only exists in my mind! But, there is one in Wales that I 've heard of called Margham Castle, which this could definitely apply to.
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 1:36:00 PM
    Kelly, congrats on your win.... I enjoyed this one very much.... Jake

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