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In These Haunted Walls

Raizen is a high school student with numerous awards relating to poetry and literature as well as a literary writer for the journalism club.

Empty rooms, empty halls.

A soothing stillness, a deafening silence.

A sadness, a longing hangs upon these walls.


Floorboards creaks in discordant melodies

Steady drips like distant heartbeats

A strange and solemn harmony.


Echoes of a faded memory,

Of some long and distant tragedy

With only shadows to witness.


Yet comes a subtle tranquility.

Where present preserves the past

Frozen still in time, waiting to be found.


This home, haunted as it may seem;

Something one might see in a dream,

Or a nightmare. Tells its story,


A story of how it came to be.

A story created or could be by you or me.

A story that neither could have ever wanted,


That is the true tale,

of a house that’s haunted.

© 2022 Raizen Richard Sanchez

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