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Rochelle Leya Watts

"Barmaid" by Rochelle Leya Watts

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Though I find those who say they are 'sensitive' and can talk to the dead a bit off, the idea that an emotional imprint is left behind after something terrible occurs seems possible to me. Quite a number of tales of supernatural encounters have spirits reliving their demise annually and this is one of those.
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The barmaid looked out at the setting sun
She closed her eyes
So tight they hurt

It was happening again
The blood was creeping up
And soon the dress would be soaked

She tried to remember what night it was
Hoping it wasn’t that night
When daggers showed their flashy arms
That grabbed people around her
And dropped them
And if she opened her eyes
She could see the bodies on the ground

It was happening again
Now she knew it was the night
Every year the bloody dress

Finally she opened her eyes
The screams were dying away
But she could feel their looks
Not one of them moved
Those others who pitied her
As she clung to this spot

Other than this one night every year
When they came to meet the daggers
They roamed as they want
Restless souls
But she, who had died of fright at finding the whole inn dead
She the sweet barmaid

With the blood creeping up her dress
She waits in terror
To reenact her own death in a few hours

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20 Aug 2005:-) Julia Anna Rill
Scary! Very scary! And very good! I adore your poetry! Great style!

:-) Rochelle Leya Watts replies: "Well thank you, hon."
2 Nov 2005:-) Dan Shevock
I love this one. Your poetry is always so amazing. You should write more of it! I didn't realize what was going on until the last line. then I felt so bad for her. I think you captured the essence of what a ghost would feel. (not from experience... or maybe from experience...lol) mysterious.

:-) Rochelle Leya Watts replies: "Well, I was a ghost but my mother said it was just a phase....funny she says that about everything. Lol. Thanks. "
8 Nov 2005:-) Aida Vicens
*Aida shakes her head, and a chill runs down her spine*

Amazingly scary. Great. I feel real pity for the sweet barmaid... hope some day she'll rest in peace and with a non bloody dress...

:-) Rochelle Leya Watts replies: "Yes, I suppose being dead she doesn't feel any physical pain, but mentally she is obviously not well. The stains on her dress certainly don't help."
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 • Created by: :-) Rochelle Leya Watts
 • Copyright: ©Rochelle Leya Watts. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Annually, Barmaid, Blood, Dagger, Death, Dress, Ghost, Inn, Night
 • Categories: Fights, Duels, Battles, Ghosts, Ghouls, Aparitions, Vampires, Zombies, Undeads, Dark, Gothic
 • Views: 558

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