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Author Name: FreeMarluxia 1 Comments
Date Added: February 07, 2010 17:02:24 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Category: Mystery/Suspense Add To Favorites | Text Only
Unwelcome Visitor
Quiet like the movement of a ghost
Gliding around, no need for footsteps
Arriving unannounced at your door
Wearing a cloak, hiding their face
Bringing with them only one purpose
Where they go, death will surely follow

Leaving behind no traces to follow
Awakening their victim anew as a ghost
Never again will people hear the footsteps
As they slowly begin opening death's door
Their body now pale, as with their face
Now they live a new life with no purpose

Death comes to take away their purpose
Destroying the guidelines people follow
Leaving a shell, harvesting their ghost
Hunting for someone to follow his footsteps
For one day he will close his door
Leaving a new terror for others to face

A skull remains where there once was a face
Bringing an end over time on purpose
soulless, people should not choose to follow
Losing their life long ago, now a ghost
Bringing people death behind his footsteps
Creating a new opening, unlocking a door

Those who come knocking upon his door
Greeted with terrible facts to face
For those who throw away their purpose
Shall be shunned by the one they follow
Suicide leaving them now as a ghost
Frowned upon, those who worship his footsteps

Only he may choose who follows his footsteps
For he is the one with the key to his door
Only then shall they meet face to face
For they have been granted a new purpose
They have no choice death is who they follow
Bringing death upon the weak, now as a ghost

This ghost shall lurk without footsteps
Unlocking the door for the new dead to face
Their purpose has ended, decay shall follow
Author's Notes:
Another Sestina.

These are difficult if you don't really know where you're going with them, but I found this one rather easy in sticking to a simple format for them because usually they get a little more complicated.

Anyway, enjoy.
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Comment By: FreeFarmer on February 10, 2010 09:55:23 AM Report
Interesting also if I might add. The format is nice. Went well with what you were trying to accomplish in writing. The flow was patchy in very few places but it was indeed an insightful poem. Loved it...


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