The Haunted Farm

Poem by: Ava Rosien

Summary

Stumbling upon an abandoned farm that is perhaps haunted.

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Submitted: January 17, 2013

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Submitted: January 17, 2013

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The weathered barn stands in ruin;

no longer a place for creatures

to take refuge and be cared for.

Hay turned into dust on the floor.

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Stairs leading to a loft now empty,

on slats a raven precariously perched;

an omen to those who might enter

death dwells within these walls

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Stains like splatter on the walls I see;

a chill runs up my spine; an image forms.

This place is death; its remnants felt

within my soul, I hear the screams.

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The house beyond the barn sits still;

empty of laughter and of life once had.

Occupants long gone beneath the soil;

eerie sounds beckon from within the place,

where once a family shared their meals.

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Windows shattered, by winds of time;

curtains freely blowing in the breeze.

A fireplace sits flames extinguished ;with

bricks disintegrating lying scattered;

offering no warmth for cold spirits there.

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Decaying floors and hollow rooms that echo

all the sounds that filled them long ago.

A tattered rope hangs loosely from a beam

what manner death , who swayed on its end?

What of the rest; whose wails I hear around me?

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An axe rests against a door, is it rust or aged blood?

The raven on window ledge knows but will not say

An omen to those that might enter into this place;

death lives within these walls..

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My imagination or the Raven's truth?

evening shadows are coming soon to occupy

this place from which I must quickly flee.

Leaving its occupants to replay the day when

death came calling at their door.


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The Haunted Farm

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