Walking towards horizon, sludge squelching underfoot;
My conscience coax me to seeing something
-wondrous are nature's sights- an eerie calm descends;
A movement among the pebbles; running of feet toss about-
i am kind of lost on the way;
..........I squint my eyes, gaze into the distance
Few yards away the water suddenly evaporates;
a spire of smoke blurs my vision
Wind gets stronger, wilder from all directions
Clatter, clatter, thud, thud- sound of the horse’s hooves,
and footsteps turn the ambiance hellish
The penumbra- dense and dark keeps moving; tugs at me
….motes of disturbed dust rise;
My mystery hero leaps out!
Rivulets of sweat pour down my face
it is good to be left with a satisfying mystery; so
I hold my breath, lauding my insatiable heart
- I pray, ‘God, give me patience, strength..
Let me connect, and listen to his tales’;
Slowly the dark clouds suck out all the light; fog steams the strand
And we fall into each other's net--the spirit casts his spell
The darkness deepens- I am unable to move...
He looks at me; laughs hysterically- things start changing soon
Sounds of the clattering hooves, footfalls of his boots start receding…
Soft lights curl up along the waterfront...
The blood-red boulders face-up; the river begins to breathe
Stirs up the slow ripples on the surface
Silhouetted figure turns to the shoreline
….and vanish deep in the night
I remember the island that has gone under
Enchanting are these outworldly forces..
Written for Kim's prompt in 31 lines! @http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.in/2013/10/verse-first-ghosts-spirits-scares.html