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The Dead Do Walk

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The Dead Do Walk

On a dark gloomy street at the very end
across the river close to where the road takes a bend,
there's an old tattered mansion whose splendor was glorious in days of old.
It is said to have been a house of ill repute.
And in the foundation is much hidden gold.
Many a young girl entered that house never to be seen again.
And all the while the secret of the foundation challenged every man.
Year after year it was always said
that all who lived in that house were truly dead!
Some night when you feel a chill run up your spine.
Go to the end of that dark gloomy street 
and creep up that hill,
go on that spooky porch, open that creaky door
and see who you'll meet.
Look all around that darkened room
and find the casket that you're laying in.
Then let the foundation of this old haunted house win!!


By Marty Owens
For A Creepy, Scary Haunted House contest
By Constance -My Dear Heart-

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  1. Date: 9/25/2011 3:08:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Dear Heart Constance's "A Creepy, Scary, Haunted House" contest Marty. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2011 10:57:00 PM
    ooooh,what a cool tale you told,MArty. Congrats on your win! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 10:19:00 AM
    Now that's spooky. Congratulations on your win Marty

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 7:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of Constance, Marty

  1. Date: 9/23/2011 12:27:00 AM
    Congrats Marty on an awesome win with this haunting poetry my friend.. luv the spooky ...

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 10:11:00 PM
    Not me!!! I'm not going near it. Congratulations Marty. Joyce

  1. Date: 9/22/2011 7:51:00 PM
    Marty....the address of this haunted write, please? ha ha. Congrats on this bronze-winning write! Scary stuff. I am sleeeping with the lights on tonite. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 8:32:00 PM
    Always a pleasure to read you, dear Marty. Missed you here. Best wishes in the contest. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 7:47:00 PM
    Good luck in contest p.d.

  1. Date: 9/20/2011 7:38:00 PM
    ooohhhh sppookkyy Marty and a great contest entry luv..good luck my friend.. luv the overtones of eerie bliss ...