Halloween prompt- poem
As reblogged earlier from Carlyn there are a few interesting Halloween/horror prompts that are floating around. Some of them are pretty neat! I decided to write a poem based on the beginning “I didn’t mean to kill her…”
I didn’t originally intend to write any more poems, but it was too good to pass up. I hope you guys enjoy this impromptu poem! Composed by yours truly, CoPoe!
I didn’t mean to kill her
Tis the truth, I surely proclaim.
I never meant to see her go
Eyes glistening in the rain.
I didn’t mean to harm her
But on the ground she lies
Her features etched with fear
Poor soul didn’t expect to die.
I saw God take her last breath
I heard the wind carry her scream
Yet as her blood soaked the ground
She still tried pleading with me.
Her mouth parted slightly
A sight that astounded me
From her throat came a shrill
Begging to halt her destiny.
“Stop, it hurts” she cried
“You will be the cause of my death”
Her words made me freeze, please believe
I knew for certain she had no life left.
“Have mercy” was her next moan
I would if I could, my sweet!
“It doesn’t have to end this way!”
She yelled as I began to retreat.
I didn’t mean to kill her, oh no
Murder was never my intent
I am sorry for the blood on my hands
Even so, from Hell repayment had be sent.
I ran, dear friend, as fast as I could
Hoping to hide in the night
“Come back to me!” she then screamed
From there I fell with fright.
Into the ground my body collapsed
Both my bones and twigs snapped beneath
From the depths of the woods was a growl
It resonated between her teeth.
Frozen in place, I silently prayed
I did not want to see my love again
Yet there she was, inches from my face
“Look at me and see what remains!”
What a sight, I couldn’t believe!
She stared at me, never needing to blink
“I shall kill you, since you’ve killed me”
‘How does a corpse kill?’ I shuddered to think
I was to be done with, no doubt
Silently she plotted, creating my demise
My body broken, I could only lay
And observe what was in front of my eyes.
What once held beauty only held terror
Her body caked with dirt and blood
Marks of my crime still fresh on her skin
They were the only parts not hid by mud.
Her gentle eyes were filled with hate
Her heart pumping venom instead of life
“I did not mean to hurt you” I softly said
She laughed “But you created unbearable strife!”
Her fingers started to trace my chest
Her nails lightly scratched my skin
“You killed my body, then my soul
If I’m to repay twice, I must begin.”
Her smile-oh it haunts to this day!
Her smile, so sinister, pierced through me
Panic with began to slowly rise
“Don’t, spare me please!” I began to plea.
“Mercy belongs to those who deserve,
Yet you refused it for your own love!”
She glared at me, most unforgiving
“Now neither of us shall ascend above.”
I tried to respond, I really did
But towards me she did leap
Make no mistake, her death was repaid
My heart was forever hers to keep.
I didn’t mean to kill her
My weakness cost my heart
My love decided to kill me
For it was death we were to part.
~C M VanHaaren