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The castle I torment

Interred by the foundations of my mind

Lay fractured

Decaying, bedeviled with rot

Haunted of all that was and was not

Midnights spectre incessantly disturbed

Echoes from chambers

Long since deserted

Burn with grief’s operatic pyre

Between daisies, hemlock and forget me nots

Ethereal vines, suffocate the cage

My monstrous heart lay

Cursed its shadows phantom

Wraith servitude to this narrative

Longing for escape

Soul rattling deaths chains

Stone fortress my tomb

A ghost to memories

Missing, reminiscing

Trapped within time

And love’s final resting place

There is no peace


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