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Kate

A Poem by Damien Thibodeaux
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A Southern Gothic Sonnet

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Kate


There’s a beast in Robertson County wood

For two-hundred years her legend’s been told

At Red River Cave an entity stood

Curse of revenge on the Bell family fold


Torment hath come to suffer the living

“Now sayeth thy name, thou cold-hearted b***h”

A voice with no form, all it was giving

“Kate is my name. I am known as the witch”


In the sleepy cornfields of Tennessee

There’s spells to be done before it was gone

Brutal attacks the witch put on Betsy

And poison was used to kill father, John


She promised return after seven years

In one-hundred-seven, there’s more to fear


 

November 2014



© 2014 Damien Thibodeaux



Author's Note

Damien Thibodeaux
Growing up in Tennessee, this was the ghost story told around campfires. Only it's not myth, the Bell Witch is history.

Trivia: This true poltergeist story inspired the movie, "The Blair Witch Project."

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I loved this piece, seven years from when you wrote it (2014 according to here) you should write a follow up piece, haha!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

1 Year Ago

Thanks Kesha
I love these kinds of spooky stories. Beautifully written with just the right amount of horror spice and lively scenes. :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Ana. It was difficult to get this story into a restricted sonnet format. I was worried it .. read more
Ana B.

1 Year Ago

anytime. The only thing to suggest would be - more please :)
Damien Thibodeaux

1 Year Ago

;-) Thanks.
I believe I may have read about the bell witch on the website... 'The moonlit road.'

This is exquisitely written.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm glad you liked it.

I'm going to check ou.. read more
Exactly the right tone in your dark poem. Nicely done.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Love the dark tones in this piece and I agree with Rita while reading this you do read it in kind of a eerie echoing voice.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much Angelique. I try hard to infuse a little darkness into everything. I appreciate .. read more
Ghostly history and excellent poetry combine in this piece, Damien. I can hear it being recited in an eerie, echoing voice...

Posted 3 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much. It would be cool to hear it recited!
I've heard of the bell witch before but never read about it. You did am awesome job of writing this. I'm giving you applause. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for the kind review, Relic! I tried to be as historically accurate as possible in.. read more
 Relic

3 Years Ago

You're welcome.
This is an awesome piece buddy! Love the style you write with... love the dark tones throughout the poem. Awesome!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

3 Years Ago

thanks, Aaron. I appreciate your kind words.
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Wow. This was amazing! It reminds me of tales I've heard as a child; although this one is much darker.

Well done.

- Brittney

Posted 3 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Brittney! I'm glad you liked it. Ghoststories told in childhood are always more scary w.. read more
613

3 Years Ago

You're welcome. & so very true! I look forward to reading more from you.
Enjoyed this Bell Witch tale told in sonnet form...intense..dark and eerie piece..

Posted 3 Years Ago


Damien Thibodeaux

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Fran. I am always honored when you stop by to read me. I'm glad you liked it.

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Damien Thibodeaux

Atlanta, GA



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Just a poet and lyricist with a dark side. Left-Handed and Right-Minded ADD and OCD Inspired to write by Edgar Allan Poe. Hoping to rock you with a little deviance and southern gothic charm. .. more..

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