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While reading forgotten lore to escape the loss of Lenore I heard a rap at my door. Another at the window and I admitted the raven and upon Pallas’s bust it perched.

To my surprise the bird spoke, but knew only one word. I’m certain that it’ll desert me as others had, it said ‘nevermore’.

I reasoned that I could forget Lenore, the raven stated ‘nevermore’.

So I asked whether I’ll see her again and received the same infernal reply. I cursed it back to Hell, but it’s my soul trapped in the raven’s shadow and will be lifted nevermore.

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    Drew Martyn over 5 years ago

    Great drabble, I didnt think it could be done!

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    Michael Brookes over 5 years ago

    Thanks - it was a tough one to write. I love the original poem.

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    Horrorshow over 5 years ago

    Very well done, Michael!

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