The POTW: Verse Til It Hurts
OK, *one* more creepy poem to round out the month of October. Happy Halloween, everybody! (I think I'll have to add this one to the still-in-progress Severed Head Collection, because I have the perfect idea for how to illustrate it.)
The Thing on the Mantel
There's an object on the mantel
Confidence and honor broken
All who linger in its shadow
Silently it sits and whispers
Curse awaiting vindication
Thus it haunts its simple station
Copyright © 2012 by Dave Grossman
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