The Red-Eyed Ghost
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My older brothers told me tales about a red-eyed ghost.
They said, “We simply chased it off.” You should’ve heard them boast!
One night I saw my curtains move and then--two bright red eyes.
A coldness swept across my bed. I felt the terror rise.
I pled, “Please go away. You’ve proven you know how to haunt!
Go visit my brave brothers. You’ll just hear them jeer and taunt!”
My brothers’ hair has been cold-gray since they were in their teens.
We three are sure it wasn’t caused by something in their genes!
Date: October 27, 2020
Contest Title: 8 Lines of Spooky Rhyme
Sponsor: Tania Kitchin
Copyright © Janice Canerdy | Year Posted 2020
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