The Red Mask Upon the Blackness of the Night


Once I saw a glimmering light of the color red

one silent, chilly night

The glimmer came from a tarnished alloy

of the bloodiest red

It crossed the threshold down the hall

towards the deserted streets of town

Passing every dimly lit house that glowed

feverishly on the ground.

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Screams came from each, echoing down the

cobblestones and dusts of the streets

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The mask silently lauighed,

a high-pitched, shrilly laugh

Hovering above as the whole town woke

with a dreadful start

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The red mask conquered the town

in just one night,

Scattering grief and death around.