The Ballad Of A Haunted House

The Ballad Of A Haunted House

A Poem by The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

 

The cobwebs that decorate

These abandoned corridors

Catch the echoes

Before they shatter

Like stained glass

Leaving stone cold walls

Heartbreaking red.

 

Animated spirits

Tell the tales

Of the salty mascara

That brings color

To once lifeless tiles.

 

Arched ceilings

No worse for wear

Except for a few cracks

Out of neglect

Cause four eyes

Were always looking down…

Two in hate,

Two in pain.

 

Now abandoned

Like the child without

A headstone

As heaven and hell

Gain a soul

This house seeks mercy

In the form of

A wrecking ball.

 

© 2010 The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)


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I love love love the way you describe this house. It's subtle and yet so full of imagery.

I don't find it creepy; it's a sad house but you are definitely depicting what really goes on in an abandoned house once so full of Energies!

Awesome.... :)

Posted 10 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Wonderful old bones...and musty pain remains in the cobwebs...that's the spirit Dale..100/100

Posted 6 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

6 Years Ago

Well thank you kindly sir… love this time of year.
Beautiful poem that gave life to this abandoned once upon a time home...
Great imagery. Loved it!

Posted 6 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

6 Years Ago

Thanks you Ana, so glad you could appreciate my words here.
I love dark poetry.and this will haunt of imagination for hours to
come.Its so chilling to picture this abandoned house.the starting is so chilling to the core. The echoes of the trapped spirits.whoa. the phrase.salty mascara is so cunningly deviced. I really.missed
You.and your writing dear poet.thanks for giving me food for thought :).


~Freebirds

Posted 6 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

6 Years Ago

Awe thanks so much, you are much too kind… by the way so great to see you back in the cafe.
Sophy Freebirds

6 Years Ago

:) always a pleasure dear
Huh.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE IMAGERY HERE!!!!!!!!!!!
Your wording and structure is superb!
It definitely puts me into a dark, brooding, Halloween-ish mood. :)

Beautiful pen Dale. ^.^

Posted 6 Years Ago


The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

6 Years Ago

Why thank you so much for your kind praise of my work… Halloween is my favorite holiday, it is the.. read more
Konigin

6 Years Ago

You are so welcome Dale. :D

I love Halloween too!!!!!! This is my last year that I am .. read more
Very well penned. You gave haunting life to the house.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

6 Years Ago

Why thank you so much.
MomzillaNC

6 Years Ago

You're welcome. This was a great little poem for the season too.
heartbreaking red is such a poetic image. slightly haunting and sad.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

6 Years Ago

Thanks so much… appreciate the feedback.
I agree with Gracie...I didn't get an image of a haunted house, per se', but definitely an abandoned house. It brought vivid memories of my favorite pages on Pinterest of old abandoned houses and abandoned grand castles with nothing left to speak of but overgrown lawns and dirt floors...but you can see the majestic archways and staircases now vine covered and wild. Very vivid imagery, Cowboy. Loved this one, too!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

6 Years Ago

Well maybe it wasn't bout a house at all :) Glad you liked this one, thank you :)
Best Poem ever, give me something to think about now that Halloween is right around the corner.
Great Job Amigos!


Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much.
Oh, I had missed this one so I am glad to see it featured for Halloween!! I know this is your favorite time of year! Your poem is spooky as it recounts the ballad of the spooky house!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much young lady.
so much of old hurts still linger.. past traumas and disturbing deeds... this was indeed haunting and leaves quite a weight on your heart.. it's a soulful halloween image

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

8 Years Ago

Thank you very much. I wanted it to be fun for Halloween with a deeper meaning as well.

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Birth name: Dale Deadmond Born November 20th, 1969 Metaphorically speaking music is my BFF and poetry is my soulmate. This is my world of my favorite poets are E.A. Poe, Dylan Thomas, R.. more..

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