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Beware The Rattlebones

“It was perfectly dark, now, but the opening door disturbed the air, and I heard things rattle gently, like dry bones in thin bags, in the slight wind. Click. Clack. Click. Clack.” ~Trigger Warning; Neil Gaiman

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Beware the rattlebones, my child

Who runs every hallow’s eve in the wild

Beware its sharp teeth and sharper smile

That charms like a flower and bites like a file

Beware the thin fingers and nails of green

The chants of red and whispers of mean

And trifle bones that rattle and shake

As if your own heart, it quivers and breaks

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Beware the rattlebones, my child

For its soul is black and mind grimmer wild

When the fell night is sparse and serene

It goes click click click through the evergreen

As yonder ravens forebode a shrill cry

Still under ominous mist and past the starless sky

It thus waits, for a wandering victim to walk

Into its precarious winds so the poor one it could stalk

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Beware the rattlebones, my child

Who treads the forest beyond the wild

As its glowing eyes of blinding white

Shall take you on with such a vicious sight

Beware the inky blood that steadfastly drips

From its mangled dry skin and stretched-out lips

Touch not the roughness of its crackled flesh

Hear not its bloodcurdling cackles, or else

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Beware the rattlebones, my child

For it lives and breathes not only in the wild

It can sneak up to your bedroom window

And no nightlight nor blanket can make it go

But beware if it visits you as you peacefully repose

For you are chosen to be its supper close

If you do unfortunately meet the rattlebones, child, then

Run like hell, or you’ll become one of them.

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Pulsus Ex Ordine

You knocked on my door in the middle of the night

When I was unguarded and too weary to fight

Asked meekly to stay, if I had a room

But behind those despondent eyes lied my utter doom

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And how such a pompous fool I was

To let you underhandedly slip away

And being a huge impeccable crass

You promptly overdued your stay

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I tried to patch up all the abyssal holes

To cover up all your faithless lies

And yet you still slipped into your goals

And contravened to comply

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I still don’t understand why you hounded me so

I did nothing wrong, I ebbed in my flow

You stalk and scream at me, to cause my heart harm

You even tried blinding me with your sickening charm

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Chased me away like the wild animal you are

You can’t even allow me to have my fun anymore

I tasted the universe, but you crashed my stars

And pulled it apart so it can never be restored

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Now it’s destroyed, it’s my world’s end

It was too late when I tried to defend

You stand there laughing at my sorrow

Heartless creature, are you satisfied now?

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Honestly, it never really was your fault

Because I’ve been too confident and proud

That I could restrain and make you halt

Thus doing so I spelled out my decimation aloud

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What now? Will you run from what you caused?

I suppose the bad guys never look at explosions

Filthy vagrant, set fire to all my work

Then left me pounding my fistsĀ in the cold hard dirt

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Okay, I admit, I’ve been driven out and utterly defeated

You can take my keys, my business here’s no more

But always keep this little prayer swirling in your head

You will always repulse me to my very core.

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