Ghostly Tales

Murry Priyanshu Rao 2009 (Rayagada, Odisha)

Horrific tales you may have heard
Whispered by your grandma in your ears
Of the souls who are cursed,
The bloody maidens who shred their tears...

Ghosts are those you mayn’t believe
Creepy souls which may give you chills.
Before you could have perceived,
Yells echoes in the sleepy hills..

Few stories people believe
Where leaves rattle and owls squeak.
Graveyards where the cries are heard
Who may rise from coffins in desire of blood!

Mothers hear the tales with frightened stare,
Aunties spread the news like a forest flare!
They peep towards the graves with bulging eyes,
Seems more dreadful than a ghost’s cries!

About this poem

This poem is about fictional ghosts and rumours encompassing them.

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Written on March 05, 2022

Submitted by TheIndian on March 05, 2022

Modified by TheIndian on March 06, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 624
Words 118
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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  • coder_a
    Amazing work! You got me at the last stanza
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