Abandoned at the gates of hell

With not much more than lies tell 

The damned have a distinctive smell 

Lurking just out of sight 


The witch who cursed me with this spell 

Showed me the devil's wishing well 

I only had one soul to sell

That dark damp lonely night 


The gate cracked open there he stood 

Protruding horns peek through his hood 

Crawling behind his favoured brood 

Are cackling with delight 


Listing my crimes and every sin

Committed or brewing within 

Meat hooks crunch through my bony skin

Shadows replacing light 


The life I could not wait to leave 

The air i did not want to breathe 

No second chance to disbelieve 

Eternally alight

  • Author: peto (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 29th, 2023 01:05
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • Christina8

    This is so detailed and outright splendid!! The horrors just in time for Halloween! Your first line just explodes and the rest follows suit. I just think your writing keeps getting better and better!!

    • peto

      Thank you Christina
      Truly grateful as always
      Very kind thing to say

    • LIZ

      YOU ARE ON FIRE!!!! Mmmmm inner demons!!!

      • peto

        Thank you LIZ
        Always appreciate the visit
        Much obliged

      • Carly

        I love the rhyming scheme in this, something I would love to try; thank you for inspiring me, also for such an intriguing story

        • peto

          Thank you carly
          I look forward to the results
          Truly appreciate the visit
          Much obliged

        • Teddy.15

          Reminds me of what Dante once said paradise for the beauty and hell for the company. I'd also choose hell, such an interesting thought. ❤️

          • peto

            Aw Teddy
            What a comment
            Thank you

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