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The Banshee shrieking
To take control of your mind,
No-one can resist.

She can blow your mind
With a deafening shriek,
To make your head explode.

She can blow down houses
Or entire office blocks,
With a single scream.

Squealing like death itself
She can take control of
Any living beast.

Animals or people
Answer her Godless cry,
Becoming her slaves.

No creature can resist
Her lullaby of madness,
All obey her.

In the dark of night
Her hellish cry rings out,
Enough to scare the dead.

Spreading fear and madness
The Banshee roars her delight,
Through a doomed town.

People commit murder
Answering her bidding,
Mayhem prevailing.

Chaos ensuing
In a town lost to terror,
Nothing can survive.

Men, women, children
All murder, rape, main for her,
Till no-one is left.

She controls the minds
Of animals and birds,
To start a dire clean-up.

When the human debris
Has been eaten away,
The Banshee moves on.

© Copyright 2021, Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The Banshee shrieking To take control of your mind, No-one can resist.

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Written on June 27, 2021

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on June 27, 2021

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Phil Roberts

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