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Beyond London 1888

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A poem for Halloween and written in response to a challenge at another Forum to write a poem including the words ghost - witch - pumpkin - apple - zombie - Elvis.  A little wacky but fun.

Beyond London 1888

The ghosts of butchered, witchy ladies moan
the night the pumpkin moon ascends the throne.
Communal cries
of banshees drift in apple orchard, near.
A frightening scream reveals a feral fear
of zombie eyes.

His name unknown, Elvis, Tom or Jack,
the Ripper stalks again so watch your back.
He seeks new prey.
He's left the dim gas lights of London town
and roams the country side, both up and down,
by night and day.

You'll never ever know from where he came,
to him you are a pawn in a gruesome game.
Don't be adorned,
a meek reluctant guest in his brutal quest
to cut a throat or two or more, at best.
Now you've been warned!
                             ~~Judi Van Gorder

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A very nicely composed poem for the upcoming "holiday." :laugh: You've used the words from the prompt better than I could have, especially "Elvis" -- I would have failed to incorporate that well! I love it!

Tony

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