City of the Dead

City of the Dead

A Story by Hayllie

I stood to close, got to enraptured by the magic of the unknown. 
It's like a poison in my head, I can feel it in my veins.

Time is running out. 

It fills my veins like an unwanted visitor. Burning my skin, 
wiping away my soul, My heart turning to blood.

I close my eyes and see him there. The once magic I was so enchanted. 
Now stood the demon in disguise, killing me from within. 

The darkness has settled in. Nothing will ever be the same. 
I stand at the gate, my fear slowly fading at my new home.

My eyes, burn red with the intensity of a thousand lost souls before me. 
I stand as a new soldier of the dark. 
I stand at the gates.
The sign resonating deep within me, as something new stirs.
Something dark. 

The city of the dead!

© 2021 Hayllie

Author's Note

This is something I thought about because of a song I heard. So enchanting and eerie..What's your interpretation??

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Strong and powerful words shared dear Hayllie.
"The darkness has settled in. Nothing will ever be the same.
I stand at the gate, my fear slowly fading at my new home."
I went to dead cities. The guard do not guard at nights. The dead still scream. This could be a good opening for a epic tale. Thank you for sharing the amazing story.

Posted 2 Months Ago


2 Months Ago

Thank you so much! Yes I couldnt decide if I wanted to try and make this a story or just leave it as.. read more
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2 Months Ago

You did well dear Hayllie and you are welcome.
I like what you have here. I adore this song, I too found it to be so hauntingly enchanting. I think it would be great to see a story come to life from these beginnings. It always made me think of someone being bitten by a vampire or some kind of monster, and suffering through the change.

Posted 2 Months Ago


2 Months Ago

Thank you so much!! I started a story to this song and that was the theme I was actually going for b.. read more

2 Months Ago

I’d love to read it!

2 Months Ago

I will deffintly send you the link
The song is beautifully done despite the auto-tune which I'm not a fan of.

I'm glad it inspired you to write this poem. It too has a haunting quality to it. As though the speaker has met her fate and understands she must live a different life.

(I stood too close, not to close). :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


3 Months Ago

Thank you so much! Yes while I love the song, the auto tune isn't the best but it produces some very.. read more
If you haven't heard the song "City of the Dead" by Eurielle..I encourage you to listen to it before or after reading this or perhaps while you are reading it. Let me know what your imagination discovered??

Posted 3 Months Ago

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