The air is still, the sky is clear
The breeze is keeping the mist from here
The view from the bridge obscured tonight
A light trail leads to an eerie sight
A floating figure fills the space
Long trim cloak obscures the face
Fingers like needles pointing forth
Words trip when it tries to talk
It stutters and screeches and spills out sounds
As it searches for something upon the ground
It appears to spot something within the soil
Then vanishes through clouds in swirling turmoil

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. In this instance i am glad he was lost for words… i love the echoey rhythm too..

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    1. Thanks, Jae! Sorry for the late reply (again!)
      Yes… probably best that he did trip over his words!

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  2. I experienced something like this on the way home from the pub one night. A for the hangover the next morning…!

    Visit Keith’s Ramblings

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    1. Ah – sorry to remind you of that incident, Keith!

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  3. Deftly done with suitably scary scenes!

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    1. Thanks, Col… ’tis the time of the year!

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  4. I would have backed off slowly but glad you stayed to record it all! It gave me a laugh; thank you for that!

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    1. My pleasure, Oldegg! 😀

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  5. A floating figure fills the space
    Long trim cloak obscures the face
    Fingers like needles pointing forth
    Words trip when it tries to talk

    It sure is an eerie evening to be faced with such a sight. In keeping with the impending Halloween perhaps!

    Hank

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    1. In keeping indeed, Hank!

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  6. Spooky! 🙂

    Good poem Tom!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. Thanks, Prenin. Things are turning a little spooky around here lately!

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