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I walked by the lake in the morning light
Caught movement in the corner of my eye
Stood a beautiful woman dressed in white
Silence was broken with a mournful cry.

I rushed to the spot where she I had seen
Finding not a trace at where she had stood
Still was the water, ‘twas a blackish green
Had she fell in or walked into the wood.

A stone nearby with inscription it read
June the twelfth in eighteen thirty seven
Lady Ava drowned here, sadly found dead
We pray her souls now resting in heaven.

Had I seen a ghost? That I’ll never know
Walks down by the lake, I no longer go.


Written on the 18th September 2018.





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Date: 1/2/2019 8:53:00 PM
Congrats Tom and thanks for supporting my contest.
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Date: 1/3/2019 2:49:00 AM
Thank you very much Rob. Thanks also for hosting. Happy new year. Tom.
Date: 9/30/2018 2:17:00 PM
Hello Tom, this is a beautiful haunting poem. Yes I do think she was a ghost. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 9/30/2018 7:39:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, I'm happy you liked it. Tom
Date: 9/24/2018 5:19:00 AM
Well that sent a shiver down my spine Tom. Great story, and a great rhythm and rhyme. I wish you good luck in the contest....Maria hugs
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Date: 9/24/2018 6:42:00 AM
Thank you very much Maria, I love tales like that. Tom
Date: 9/23/2018 11:39:00 AM
this is a beautiful mystery poem,, luck in the contest.. I'll make sure I stay away from the lake :)
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Date: 9/24/2018 6:40:00 AM
Thanks Eve, its often been said that lakes are enchanted. Tom.
Date: 9/21/2018 3:02:00 PM
Hello Tom, I certainly agree with everyone about your sonnet here. Most Excellent!! You certainly had my attention with your theme here!! Cheers and Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 9/21/2018 3:44:00 PM
Thank you very much Gary, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 9/21/2018 6:07:00 AM
An excellent sonnet; my new, "Fav"; best of luck.
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Date: 9/21/2018 7:28:00 AM
Thanks for the fav m.l. I'm pleased you liked it. Tom
Date: 9/20/2018 12:44:00 PM
Great entry Tom, best wishes...
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Date: 9/21/2018 1:41:00 AM
Thank you very much Charlie. Regards. Tom
Date: 9/20/2018 9:54:00 AM
Mysterious sonnet, you created great imagery in this one... Nice rhymes and flow...
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Date: 9/20/2018 10:25:00 AM
Thank you S.O., it took a while to put together but I slept on it and my muse took over. Tom
Date: 9/20/2018 9:36:00 AM
Tom, I thoroughly enjoyed this moody piece, quite evocative in its imagery. Well done !!
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Date: 9/20/2018 9:48:00 AM
Thank you very much Mike, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Took about three days to fine tune it some of the words just weren't right. Tom
Date: 9/19/2018 7:39:00 PM
G'day Tom … nicely written, suspenseful leaving me to find my own conclusion - thank you Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 9/20/2018 3:07:00 AM
Thanks Lindsay, I had that idea for a while and then found the pic which was the icing on the cake lol. Tom
Date: 9/19/2018 3:48:00 PM
tom, such a splendid puzzle which rouses my imagination... we have a lady in white here though i haven't seen her... grreat job!...huggs
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Date: 9/19/2018 3:55:00 PM
Thank you Nette, your comment has aroused my curiosity ?. Tom
Date: 9/19/2018 1:41:00 PM
Outstanding Sonnet and subject so beautifully rhymed ! Much liked it dear, Tom!
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Date: 9/19/2018 2:35:00 PM
Thank you very much Demetrios, I'm happy that you liked it. Tom.
Date: 9/19/2018 9:52:00 AM
A beautifully written sonnet, Tom. I loved it from start to finish. And I do pray that her soul has gone to heaven. Fact? Fiction or a bit of both?
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Date: 9/19/2018 10:34:00 AM
Thank you very much Caren, glad you liked it, the story is fiction. Tom
Date: 9/19/2018 9:05:00 AM
a great story, tom, beautifully told...
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Date: 9/19/2018 9:10:00 AM
Thank you very much Ilene. Glad you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 9/19/2018 9:00:00 AM
Excellent Tom. Well written mysterious sonnet :)
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Date: 9/19/2018 9:03:00 AM
Thank you very much Heidi, I've only just found a picture to accompany it, the inks still wet lol. Tom
Date: 9/19/2018 8:57:00 AM
Brilliant sonnet Tom, thoroughly enjoyed reading this, well written and good luck in contest my friend. :))
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Date: 10/1/2018 3:24:00 PM
Thank you very much Roy, happy that you enjoyed it. Tom