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The Castle

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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: 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: 2/20/2014 4:49:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, Congrat's on your win. These old castles abound a-plenty, each filled with its dreams and ghosts. I enjoyed this one very much. Many are the great gothic style castles and buildings of these isles and your vision just fits so well. It's as if you have visited these places. You have caught the ancient ambiance of these buildings so well. You have painted a gothic canvas with skill and versatility. I can see so clearly the vision in my mind. Have a good day. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 2/24/2014 4:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mike, thank you so much for the wonderful comments, my friend. Sorry about the late reply, but I have been sick over the past week, and I am now trying to catch up! I have always had an interest in castles and the history that lies behind their walls. I have only read about them and seen them in photographs. But, I would love to travel and visit them someday.
  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: 1/27/2014 6:03:00 AM
    Kelly: Congrats on your beautifully crafted poem and great win! 7 G.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/27/2014 6:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the honor, Giorgio! I really appreciate the recognition. :)
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 5:30:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, One thing I like to do is visit the old castles. I suppose I just enjoy the history. Sometimes it is strange, you can almost see and here the people going about their daily chores. This write makes me feel this way. The castle can so easily be brought to the mind and the landscape on which it stands. One can see it \s it stands in your reality an old relic of years gone by, yet one can also see it filled with vibrant life. Have a good day. Catch you later. Your Friend always....MIKE.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/9/2014 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I enjoy reading about the history of castles, too. I really want to travel someday, and be able to visit them, and witness their majesty firsthand. I can imagine that many of those castles still feel inhabited by something! Thank you so much, Mike. I always enjoy reading your comments, my friend!
  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.

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