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The Ghostly Craven

Once upon a midnight dreary,
I felt a presence, cold and eerie,   †
Watching from every corner, leery, † † †
In the dark, where nothing's cheery † †  
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Silent shadows, creeping, crawling, † †  
Whispering secrets, dark and appalling, † †
Stalking me, my fear enthralling, † † †
Their dark embrace, forever calling † †  
† † †
Every creak, every groan, † † †
Makes me shiver to the bone, † † †
Feeling lost and all alone, † † †
In this haunted house I call my home † †  
† † †
I try to flee, to no avail, † † †
Their gaze follows, without fail, † † †
Their laughter, like a mournful wail, † † †
Echoes through my mind, an endless trail † †  
† † †
Now, every night, I close my eyes, † † †
And dread the moment, when I'll rise, † † †
To face those lurking in the guise, † † †
Of nightmares, in a thousand lies † †  
† † †
The darkness comes, and with it, fear, † † †
As I feel their presence, drawing near, †  
Watching me, with eyes austere, † † †
And I know, that they'll always be here
Written by ConsequentialChaos
Published | Edited 24th Feb 2023
Author's Note
I thought it would be fun to write my own poem in the style of the "The Raven". Hope you enjoy!
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