Effigies…

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‘Tis the snow that haunts me from that day,
to see many footprints on their way
“Where do they lead”  ‘twas my thought
before I knew it I was caught
trailing them here ‘n there,
through the trees without care,
needing to see where they led
oh dear reader,
I should have fled.
On I went totally blind
to any thought but what I’d find.
’Til finally there they stood, huge carvings
in living wood. Tree trunk bare, branches locked,
I wandered round, totally shocked. Such effigies never
seen before, they thrilled my mind ‘n much more.
Unknowing a figure lurking near,
all clad in black, cloaked by fear,
ensorcelled me where I stood…
A frozen figure, ‘twould do no good
to warn you, for naught could be done,
as we who stand here are gone.
‘Tis so lonely inside this place,
staring out of my carved
wooden face…
LadyP©2014

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71 responses to “Effigies…

  1. Beautiful writing Pen, after reading this I realised it reminded me of something out of one of Charles Dickens writings, not so much the words but the bleak scenario you painted.
    Ian

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  2. It does sound a little lonely… I best come over to give you a hug! :)

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    • I didn’t know you were a tree hugger Christy, … ;-) But ‘twould be very much appreciated… Sigh, BUT I can think more clearly tho’… no worrying what to wear eh? :-) xxx

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  3. OOO nice scary story poem, Lady Pen. Shivers. Is that Death you’re meeting? Hmm?
    Hi.

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  4. Reminds of not looking back too much … double woofs, tiny purrs and lil peeps … Love always, cat.

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  5. Hallo liebe Penx Danke für deinen lieben Besuch,bin auch froh das ich wieder zu Hause bin war lang genug,schöne Geschichte etwas zum Gruseln aber schön.Wünsche dir einen schönen Urlaub und gute Erholung.Liebe Grüße und Freundschaft.Gislinde

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    • Freut mich zu wissen, dass Sie wieder zu Hause sind Gislinde, und auf dem Weg zur Wellness. Diese Phantasie in den Sinn kam und fast schrieb selbst, dunkel … ja, muss meine midset im Moment .. Umarmungen, Sie mein Freund. xPenx

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  6. I have missed some of your posts so am catching up now. I love this – I have pictures of those tree carvings which we use at school to amaze the kids – your poem is a great inspiration for them – may I print it of and keep it with my pictures?

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    • Of course you can Jenny, and Sincere apologies for the late reply, I seem to be unable to kickstart myself at the moment. Hoping three cups of coffee this morning will do the job. :) always good to have you drop by …xxx

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  7. Pen, this was a magical delight to read, as I wandered through the wood with you dear friend… and loved the twist at the end as Puff! that figure in black just zapped you into the wood!… I must remember to be careful what tracks I follow in future!.. :-) One of your best! dear Pen.. :-D xxx

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    • always good to be aware of your surroundings Sue, but I never heed my own advice eh? :) T’Dark One is a great jokester, methinks, ’tis the only way I can keep still and think deeply… , so mayhap he’s done me a good turn in the long run…enforced inner contemplation. Now, do you have an axe handy? love and light my friend, always.. xPenx

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  8. Wow! Cool writing, Pen. “ensorcelled me”; I’m caught in that word. I understand. I really like that image, too.

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  10. Oh hurray! Pen you ensorcell me! (Love that word!!)

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  11. quand même je fais bien de rattraper mon retard de lecture chez toi Penny car je découvre des textes délicieux…comme celui-ci d’ailleurs…bisous

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