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Twilight Eyes

Eyes the color of twilight hours,
looks down from a canvas throne.
Captured for an eternity,
her languid form, in repose.

Queen of all she surveys,
within these crumbling walls.
Moth eaten Brocade, silk spider's web.
Marble stairs and dank halls.

Once the matriarch of a dynasty,
that lived beneath this roof.
She still exerts her own will,
as watches, uncaring, aloof.

She is within the very mortar,
that binds these ancient stones.
Her blood is on the very air,
that chills you to the bone.

The floors and she are now as one.
Listen!  You can hear her footsteps.
There within the mournful wind,
hear her laughter where she once slept.

The ballroom still hosts soiree's.
Muted music of bygone years play.
While in the South Rose parlor,
you can feel her pull take sway.

She will conjole and pout,
until you agree to stay.
Then she'll lead you to the cellar,
where all her guests must pay.

These windows, on a stormy night,
show shadows walking by.
Tattered curtains fall into place,
while evil hides from prying eyes.

But do not feed the impulse,
to enter and investigate.
For within these walls, her spirit dwells
and for fresh blood, she lies in wait.

Paula Swanson
For the contest:  A Creepy, Scary, 
                       Haunted House Poem, Please
Sponsored by Constance La France
Placement: 2nd

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  1. Date: 9/25/2011 3:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Dear Heart Constance's "A Creepy, Scary, Haunted House" contest Paula. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 10:55:00 PM
    wow,you made "her" come to life, Paula.I still recall your marvelous vampire story telling as well last year. Congrats on a marvelous win!

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 10:39:00 AM
    Can't get any creepier then this. Great poem Paula. Congratulations

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 7:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of Constance, Paula

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 12:34:00 AM
    splendid visuals, paula.. APPLUASE to you for superb win!...huggs

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 12:17:00 AM
    Congrats Paula on an exciting win with haunting poetry my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 11:20:00 PM
    Now THAT is truly creepy. I'd have had this as first place. My kinda write! Congrats, Cyndi

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 9:40:00 PM
    Congrats. Paula on your special win. Love, Vie

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 9:40:00 PM
    Wow Paula. Very creepy, crawly, scary. congratulation son your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 7:43:00 PM
    Hey Paula! Freaky scary spider infested house. This one is giving me the creeps! Congrats on earning top spot with this frightfully scary write! Happy Halloweeeeeeeen! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/17/2011 6:56:00 PM
    Good one, Paula. Best wishes in the contest. Kim