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Up The Stairway

Lies a very old rich man

By Sarah DanaherPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - November 2023

Up the stairway

And through the hallway

Lie a very rich old man

He was a stringy little maggot

They called him Scrooge in the end

He had no family, if anyone could tell

Nor any friends to bid farewell

Just his lust for money and gain of power

Now his boy lies stiff and cold

All alone in the corridors of grand

Up the stairway, no one goes

To check on the rich miser's head

The stairway lays as long as may

Till the butler check on the master seat

To find that way he felt no remorse

Just called death preparers to take away

down the very stairway course

Now the stairway lies abandoned

Left alone like the old man

All the riches in the world

Will not bring that place alive again

sad poetry

About the Creator

Sarah Danaher

I enjoy writing for fun. I like to write for several genres including fantasy, poetry, and dystopian, but I am open to trying other genres too. It has been a source of stress relief from my busy life.

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Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • The Dani Writer3 months ago

    I can see glimmers of your dystopian self here and why it calls you. What a talent you have. Congrats on the top story!

  • Nicole Poston3 months ago

    Enjoyed this. Great job.

  • Natasha Collazo3 months ago


  • Margaret Brennan3 months ago

    congratulations on TS. Really nice twist on Scrooge's Christmas Carol. Love it. Very well written.

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Beautifully written. Congrats on the TS.

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    Oh you stole my Scrooge. I love him so. But the better Scrooge I have yet to meet face to face, I adore your story. Thanks for pointing me to this fascinating challenge. Well met and subscribed.

  • Quite sad, but well written. Very good

  • Naveed 3 months ago

    Congratulations on your Top Story,

  • A great and eerily sad take on the challenge

  • Oooo, this was both tragic and unsettling! I loved it!

  • Daphsam3 months ago

    So good! I could feel the spook eeriness to this piece.

  • Antoinette L Brey3 months ago

    sad but touching

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