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They say…. She comes, When gusts of wind whistle and boom And the boughs of trees shake and rattle When the lilts of a doleful song Come floating through the desert air And waves on waves of enticing strain Percolate through the silent gloom When all at once a foggy mist Blurs the sight and wraps the Earth They say…. She comes, Gliding from the southern wild Out from a mysterious hide With a heady perfume swooning the sense Her white dress trailing the dust Her wavy hair lying loose Her rolling eyes glistening bright Weaving around a weird air And casting out a magic spell They say... Enslaved within a castle desolate Forewarned not to roam in day light She sets out on her nocturnal round When the whole world has gone to sleep She paces vagrant up the wild Until dawn breaks and Sirius wanes With fire glowing in her veins And madness burning in her brain So weary………so forlorn, She roams under a starless sky Stealing away on moon blanched nights Never casting a shadow behind Never touching her feet on ground They say… Owls hoot and wolves howl Beasts wail and palm fronds rustle Setting the world on throes of fear And making the men shudder in terror Paranormal Poetry Contest Sponsor- Robert James Liguori

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Date: 12/15/2021 7:32:00 PM
Valsa, your poem is genuinely paranormal, an extraordinarily unusual and well-produced piece of writing. You've written a frightening and gripping storyline! It sends goosebumps past my head and up my arms.
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Date: 12/16/2021 7:47:00 AM
Your compliment has really enthused me dear friend ! Happy I could get such beautiful words of appreciation. Very grateful to you !
Date: 12/15/2021 5:49:00 PM
A haunting and gripping write, Valsa! Sends shivers up and down my spine. Excellent poesy! :) gw
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Date: 12/16/2021 7:44:00 AM
Wow... Really happy over your appreciation Gershon and thank you so much !
Date: 12/15/2021 10:55:00 AM
Good thing you were there to write about it! Good luck in the contest!
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Date: 12/16/2021 7:43:00 AM
Thank you for your wishes, Rico. Stay cheerful and write more and more limericks !
Date: 12/15/2021 10:13:00 AM
Loved your paranormal story in your verse Valsa. I love long poems as you've probably noticed. Tom
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Date: 12/16/2021 7:41:00 AM
Happy that you love long poems and glad you enjoyed this poem. Thanks a lot Tom.
Date: 12/15/2021 9:58:00 AM
Another excellent poem depicting a mysterious phenomenon beyond the realm of what we consider normal. You gave her shape and voice in sights and sounds of weary nights that echo her dread.
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Date: 12/16/2021 7:39:00 AM
So happy for your sincere appreciation of my poem Vijay !Thanks a lot dear friend !
Date: 12/15/2021 9:21:00 AM
Incredibly original and superb poetry. I often wonder why other so called poets ignore such beautiful poems just because they are trifle long. These days I'm trying to write shorter poems. Don't think I'll manage it though. Your poem is indeed paranormal. Best for a win.
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Date: 12/16/2021 7:38:00 AM
Thank you so much Victor. Am glad that a handful like you enjoy my poetry. Everyone will be having his share of responsibilities. So longer poems may repel many as they don't have enough time. That's OK. If I get at least one positive stroke, that's enough for me.