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For Poppy's Promps #3

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished about a month ago 1 min read
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This is for Poppy's Prompts #3 which you can read about here. I really didn't think I was going to write much today, but this is a good way to kick things off.

It is a villanelle and will contain the following words

  1. Hail
  2. Mould
  3. Vanilla
  4. Compass
  5. Spiderweb


The music is "Storm The Gates of Heaven" by Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, I know Dharrsheena will love the introduction to this song.

The Crypt


This Is The Place Where The Dead Pass

A Dark Spiderweb Festooned Crypt

Hail The Keeper Of Hell's Compass


Vanilla Candles Burned In Glass

Absolve The Odour That Afflicts

This Is The Place Where The Dead Pass


Mould On Bodies, Flesh Cannot Last

From This Plane, Their Life Has Now Slipped

Hail The Keeper Of Hell's Compass


Prepare For Feast, Maggots And Rats

Spiders Descend As Bodies Stripped

This Is The Place Where The Dead Pass


Final Place Is Here For Those Passed

To Dark Oblivion They Slipped

Hail The Keeper Of Hell's Compass


Nevermore The Ravens Do Rasp

No Return For Those In This Script

This Is The Place Where The Dead Pass

Hail The Keeper Of Hell's Compass


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Mike Singleton - Mikeydred

Weaver of Tales, Poems, Music & Love

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  • Chloe Gilholyabout a month ago

    Very dark and eery captures the Halloween spirit.

  • Poppy about a month ago

    Ooh you really captured that dark eery feel, it seeped out of each and every line. I'd quote my favourite lines back to your but they were all so good I couldn't choose. Really wonderfully crafted Mike!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Heheheheheheh yessss, I loved that introduction! I also loved your dark and creepy Villanelle!

  • Dharrsheena will love it. Nice take on the challenge, Mike.

  • Randy Bakerabout a month ago

    Delightfully creepy!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    This is great, Mike. Well done.

  • Hideously well done, with all five prompt words!🤣

  • Celia in Underlandabout a month ago

    Very sinister - loved the raven reference! 🤍

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    I thought this was going to be something to do with the TV programme "The Crypt'" 😅 Great poem Mike.

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