The Gallows

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

Submitted: July 01, 2018

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Standing at the gallows

I see the tied tought noose

I feel the dread pulled through the loop

I hear the whispers

Waiting on the gallows

The loop pulls clean over my head

A macabre halo for blasphemy

Waiting for its martyr

Swinging from the gallows

I can feel my body pull down

While my soul lifts up

An equilibrium of force

Hanging by the gallows

All I look at is the ground

But I can see all of my life

Every mistake and every blessing

Freed from the gallows

They carry me from my murderer

Freeing its slot for the next victim

And dump me into a hole

Alone to rot after a trip to the gallows


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