A ghost story....A manor haunted and told by the one haunted...(meant to read fast otherwise the rhythm is lost)
The first huge part is from the man seeing the ghosts and the very last verse is almost a narrator...Are the ghosts real? The stories may or may not be but i figured they are ... and the family has been beset by curse or insanity? Is the man in the mirror perhaps his father or is it a distant relative? Who escaped by jumping off the cliff? Or is the man in the mirror only himself? Or is a spirit of someone who really killed himself from the same insanity he felt or have ghost really plagued the owners or descendants of the family with terror? Does he kill himself as well? Does he burn the house down?...i leave it open ended...im very aware of the Edgar a Poe feel...i dont like that its so much like it but thats my thing...the rhyme scheme and rushed panic feeling def. has his feel to it...but not on purpose..
i know i shouldnt do this..but I cant help but explain...the first arrogant and deceptive lord and rather bad cowardly lady had some sort of debt and instead of paying the debtors back.. he hoarded this treasure...that indeed could be cursed treasure and where it all perhaps started.. but he keeps it in hidden room with hidden door behind tapestry ...he fell in with the wrong higher ups and when he didnt pay his debts and they eventually found out about the treasure...they payed mercenary pirates or sailors to come and it was a stormy night on the ocean side manor..and they first murdered all the servants..."those who serve ..never deserve what they come to know too late" then they rape the lady and scatter her body in pieces across the moor as they leave..thats the ghost he says he seems to feel sorry for and wishes he could protect in a way..but everyone who comes ashore she apparently torments..then these pirates torture the lord to find out where his treasure is and then in irony kill him and bury him beneath the floor of his hidden treasure room ..this is the wraith that first appears up from the floor ..that particularly gross and mutilated looking...and while happening almost every night its much more intensely seen and felt on stormy nights..and they always appear at exact times through out the night...when it falls cold and he can see his breath and its storming...i dont go in to all their cursed offspring and their ghosts ..its simply implied when speaking about the windows and pictures that they also sometimes appear..also implied but not certain does the crew perish in the sea soon after their attack when their boat is throw upon the rocks in the storm..anyways...the lord and lady probably had children away somewhere at the time..or had nephews to take over estate...but the most powerful ghost is the last one ...because he isnt as old and possibly much more personal and intimately connected to the man.."thy twin of heart".for he recognizes him in the mirror...its possibly the tormented ones father or grandfather..who killed himself eventually driven mad by the curse or ghosts or just plagued with insanity...most around the estate simply think the family is genetically unsound mentally...that they were always thought frail...but yes...I dont want it to be known wether he is really just seeing himself in the mirror or its a the suicidal relative trying to make him see the sense of killing himself or hes in fact sinister and trying to make him harm himself...or like I said the mans insane and talking to himself in the mirror and then finally at the end its implied..this last of the cursed line in the family who has no children..finally sets fire to the entire house and then throws himself off the cliff into the ocean and rocks..."ill be cold and wet within a bed" and that whole last part or verse i make sound differently rhythm wise...because it almost seems like he comes to a demented calm...so i wanted the reader to slow down in their head...almost like a new rhyme scheme and poem..but because he can see smells and hear tastes and all that toward the end..right as he says take heed my nerve... the rhythm changes..you get the idea he may just be insane..hes obviously losing it from lack of rest....so its also possible its all just sleep deprivation..and hes seeing things..i believe all of the above...I like to think the family is truly cursed by ghosts and mental problems..inflicted by their first bad ancestor who lived there and made mistakes beginning the curse(maybe from the realistic consequences of debt oorr perhaps the supernatural cursed treasure) ....and locals misjudge heir after heir as all insane and the bad mental health(depression, madness, schizophrenia and suicide) just passed down from child to child..which is likely also true..via curse...lol what a mess of a poem...anyways I KNOW.. i know...im suppose to just let the reader read and figure for himself...but the horror of this tale I truly wanted to be understood..and to be honest it very muddled ..i tried to clean it up..but have not been successful..so i didnt know if reader would get all the points..because of bad writing..still think that the awful things that happened in poem are better known when reading it after notes are read...even if it muddles up the notes page...This is one of the only poems id rather explain in exactness instead of letting others think its about what they will...shrug..
Note ** all my poems are copyrighted and have codes to prove ownership ... While I doubt anyone here does this ..still have to say Don't steal other people's work wether a poem is good enough or not .... It's personal and directly speaks from the soul of the writer and to take their work and say it's yours ..it's wrong and unnatural ..your stealing a peice of them ...it's nothing to do with money or rights...it's so much more than that...its happened to me .. It can happen to anyone .. It hurts and I always speak out against it even if to most it seems pretentious...