The Haunting

The haunting

of these

hallowed halls

comes when the

Midnight bell

is ringing


And the maiden

climbs the stairs

to stand there in the choir loft



Lovely, high and sweet

her voice

The notes ring long

in beam and rafter


Then sweet voice

begins to quake

And singing turns

to demon laughter


And the fight

for her fair soul

begins with

every night anew


And I relive

the sin I did

that killed her love

and turned it blue


I have no reason now

to stay

I only know

I cannot leave


For I did love her once

you see

and for her fair soul

I did grieve


but my eyes strayed

as did my heart

as did my flesh

and I unclothed


Drove in the knife

that pierced the heart

and damned the soul

of my betrothed



And now she walks

these ruined halls

Once stately, grand and

full of life


And looks at me with

sad,wet eyes

that say

I should have been

your wife.


So from the palace roof

I plunged

while Midnight bell

did twelve times toll

The last knell saw a broken

shell of bone and blood

and fleeing soul


Now two walk

moonlit halls together

when the Midnight bell

is ringing

Saying now their

wedding vows


in harmony

in the choir loft



Author: smithaw50

I live in NJ. Concentrating now on a getting a full time writing career started. Glad you could be with me on the journey. Ready? Here we go...

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