Day 29 — OctWriPoMo — TAP TAP!

haunted mansion

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Taken directly from the shadow poetry website:  This form is “Synchronicity” (The state or fact of being synchronous or simultaneous; synchronism. Coincidence of events that seem to be meaningfully related.). This form consists of eight three-line stanzas in a syllable pattern of 8/8/2. This poetry type has no rhyme and is written in the first person with a twist. The twist is to be revealed within the last two stanzas. Created by Debra Gundy.

This is my Halloween offering for October Write Poetry Month, so beware, it is frightening.


Each night, as I walk home from work,

Passing the empty brick mansion —


~ ~ ~

Tap-tap quickly, a pause, then TAP

tap-tap pause…. Then TAP, perhaps a


~ ~ ~

My curiosity piqued, my

Sixth sense says keep walking! But still —

Must know.

~ ~ ~

Some nights faint lights stir in windows

Each night, tap-tap, pause…. TAP —


~ ~ ~

Night frost on empty windows shows

Strange symbols interwoven. There! —

My name!

~ ~ ~

As the full moon approaches, my

Dread at passing rises, yet pulls —

Must know!

~ ~ ~

Tonight, full moon, I choose to stop.

Stepping closer, eyes and ears strained —


~ ~ ~

A rustle above, a sharp pain.

Wings, a bloody beak, and red eyes —

I wake.



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Dawn D says:

    I like the rhythm brought by the repetitions…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      glad you liked it!

      Liked by 1 person

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