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Author Name: PremiumDr Fogg 5 Comments
Date Added: September 21, 2012 05:09:50 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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The Silent Knocker


The silent knocker.


Chuckling merrily to herself,

the old woman weaved her spell.

Cauldron lit and bubbling,

pumpkins glowing well.


Her entire house a movie set,

suspended bats and mist.

Cob webs sprayed from wall to wall,

let them come she hissed.


Clutching tightly a bag of candy,

she waited patiently.

Yet not one child did knock her door,

the hour now late, t’was not to be.


They found her hanging from a beam,

her loneliness too much to bare.

Below her feet the bag of sweets,

unopened, a tribute to despair.
Author's Notes:
A reflection on the loneliness of some elderly people.
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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on September 23, 2012 04:09:58 PM Report
This reminded me of an old Elton John song, where an old man was talking to a young man. He said, "Do you know what it's like to have a graveyard for a friend? That's where they are , boy...all of them." LIfe never has a happy ending, does it?...len
Comment By: FreeGraham Jones on September 22, 2012 05:20:17 AM Report
Very clever indeed Bill and an excellent twist,thoroughly enjoyed~Graham.
Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on September 22, 2012 04:36:29 AM Report
Nice twist Bill -- this was a sterling write -- your tales are exquisite --


Comment By: FreeSensual Sorceress on September 22, 2012 04:34:59 AM Report
I very much enjoyed this. Your clever use of a holiday is inspired.



Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on September 21, 2012 10:21:57 AM Report

Very well  expressed....At first it sounded like a Halloween MOvie set!!

  There are several people on site I think could be Movie  Writers !!

!! Your on thats for sure!!

 Always ~ She Whispers


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