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Entombed behind isolation walled
A haunting malice trapped me within.
Crouching beneath shadows shroud,
 Leering eyes pierce.
Through darkness’s pitch black,
Pacing beast intercepting motions,
 Movements, mocking my,
Feeble attempts to evade frenzy's,
Deceptions deceiver, silver tongued, 
Weaver, spewing lies deceit.
Intricately aligning it's widow,
 Makers webbing,
Feasting on innocence betrayal.
Heckling, laughter echoes, against,
 Dead reckoning.
A chilling appetizing, as if pleased,
 At malice’s intent.
Fiendishly, delighting in torturing,
It’s human pet.
A vacant mumbling feeling over,
 Comes reasoning,
A deeper anger begins to rage,
Rebelling against hatred’s,
Horrifying entity.
Motivated to survive beyond spectral,
Hear my disgust, creature,
 I shall destroy thee.
Leave me alone, screaming aloud,
 Sanity's domain gives way.
In musty halls empty hollows,
 An odorous stench.
Fills mine senses,
Cease mortal miscreant,
 None leave here alive,
Shudders blood runs cold down raw
 Veins nerve endings,
A deepening realizations rushes,
 The conscious mind,
I'm deaths play thing.
To be pounced upon, a toy mouse,
 Caught between claws,
Extracting, retracting at whims invoking.
Invisible hands grasp choking life's,
 Breath away.
Feeling every heartbeat slowing,
 Quietly ceasing.
Stinging painfully ringing at ear, 
Shots quivering,
Oblivion's mute murmurs never part,
Lips tightly closed.
Let mercy's fallen be forgiven,
 Released from,
Beyond hells hidden regions,
A place devoid of spiritual salvation.
Foul demonic spirit haunting,
 A madman's kingdom,
It whispers to me in sweet melodies,
Now we begin, and you truly belong to me,
With satisfactions grimace, it smiles.


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  1. Date: 10/22/2014 1:20:00 PM
    in your class style cherl excellent pen very beautifully painted love how you draw these pieces

  1. Date: 1/21/2014 10:45:00 PM
    Cherl, you got this one right... Gave me the creepy feeling, life watched over by the cloak.... Linda

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 8:52:00 AM
    Congrats on this great win, Cherl! All the best my friend! Love,love,love! :-) - Den

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 12:50:00 PM
    Halloween and haunting go great together...enjoyed this one, congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 10:57:00 AM
    Very haunting all the way through as you conjure up images of being chased by evil. Congrats on the win :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 12:37:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Cherl

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 6:27:00 PM
    a good and creepy ending you put to this one!! BIG congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Cherl, Congratulations on your awesome Halloween win. Love ~ SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 2:22:00 PM
    hi cheri extremely good poem well thought out Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 11:49:00 PM
    Excellent. Well penned. Enjoyed. Tfs

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 8:14:00 PM
    You are very good at the sinister poetry Cherl xxx

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:50:00 PM
    Hi Cheri, Great write fit for Halloween arriving soon..Thanks for visiting my work.. Regards, Ken