The mystery of the sleepless girl

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic


Bright pale eyes and
long fair hair

She was a born
adventurer with a
rebellious flare

Insomniac,
she came by the lake
every night

Shining like a
torchlight
against the moonless sky

She wondered how life
was like on the
other side

And curious by heart,
she decided to find out

Stepping into the cold
black water, the air
was dead still

In the eerie silence,
she boldly
started to swim

With graceful
strokes, she approached the
opposite shore

But halfway the freezing lake, 
her body could suddenly
move no more

Wide-eyed and 
panicking, her cries for help 
echoed in the open

Sinking, flailing 
limbs and screaming 'til her 
lungs grew swollen

Drowned, 
she never reached the other 
end of the lake

But in the nearby
village, an identical girl
still lives today

Bright pale eyes and
long fair hair

Nightgown dripping wet


Submitted: October 24, 2016

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Live4Christ2003

great poem. I felt dark inside. it was deep. a true writer can make the reader feel what is being portrayed. you've done this well. keep up the great work.

Mon, October 24th, 2016 6:08pm

hullabaloo22

Excellent poem. The ending really worked so well and seemed to give the whole poem an extra eerie feel. Well done.

Tue, October 25th, 2016 3:24pm

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