Entry 295: The Lighthouse & The Monster

There is a place

Older than time

A lighthouse

Truly divine

It’s a beautiful place

In the middle of an Ocean Of Death

The souls of the dead

Within the oceans depths

Helplessly screaming…

Wishing they still had a chance!

The light projects

The light protects

It brings safety to the passing ships

The ones which ride this Ocean Of Death

The ones with souls who still have a chance.

What does it protect the souls from you ask?

A darkness waiting to consume them.

A monster locked within space & time…

Forgotten by the living.

The light keeps it at bay,

Locked within the confines of this between state.

Inside this place however,

Even the ferrymen & Reapers

Who ferry the souls with a chance

Are in grave danger if not within

The lighthouses warm embrace.

The monstrosity is a horrid thing

Its influence seeping into other realities

The originator of evil itself

Much worse than The Devil it be!

No God could wish to kill

That which can kill them…

So it is,

They locked away

The darkest part of any history!

Though its evil thoughts slip within

The minds & hearts of many men

The monster itself is contained within

The Lighthouses ever watching eyes

No hope of leaving

So long as the beacon of hope remains.

On & on the lighthouse turns

Its lights spinning safety

Wherever they touch.

Still it is that it sits in the center of a storm

The monster encircling it near completely!

Blood soaked rains pour!

Thunder roars!

Lightning gives a glimpse of what lurks just out of sight!

The ferrymen are warned never to look

Into the monsters gaze

Lest they be driven insane!

Turning their boats far away

Leaving the lighthouse for darkness

Their screams piercingly loud

Played again & again

For the monsters own sick amusement…

Ask any ferrymen or Reaper

Who’ve sailed the Ocean Of Death

What is it they fear most?

They’ll tell you

…Ferrying the souls across the Ocean Of Death…

The Monster ever watching!

The Monster ever taunting!

The storm that churns eternally!

The chorus of the souls who scream just as long!

…The Lighthouse being ones only hope…

-The Lighthouse & The Monster-

 

 

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Entry 294: I Couldn’t Save Myself

Sometimes I hear a knocking

Beneath my feet

Sometimes I swear I hear something

Speaking to me

Always during Winter

Always on the lake

Looking down though

Not a soul is around

…There is just me & the ice…

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Looking up, I cry my name

I try to warn myself

Of a terrible fate

One that hasn’t happened

One that lurks beneath…

I’ve waited,

Knowing you’d arrive

I’ve spoke to you through nightmares

Still, here…

I find you.

No matter how much I scream

You can’t see or hear a thing…

IT’S COMING! JUST RUN! 

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I swear I hear screaming

I’m reminded it’s just the wind

I’m sure I’m alright

Just my mind playing tricks on me again

When I was little

I used to be afraid of this place

Then I took up ice skating

At which point

My fear, faded.

Sometimes, I get a feeling

Almost like someone is watching me

Inside,

A darkness resonates from within

I can’t make it out

It’s probably nothing.

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BANG! BANG! BANG!

I try with all my might!

The harder I push on the ice

The more hopeless I feel inside!

Why won’t she pay attention?!

Then again, it makes sense

I never did

That’s why

…I’m soon to be dead…

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When I’m skating

I feel a fearlessness inside!

Nothing can hurt me!

It’s when I feel the most alive!

*Skitter Skitter Skitter*

What was that sound?

I’m sure I heard something this time

…Right?

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RUN! LEAVE THIS PLACE!

IT’S COMING FOR YOU!

IT LIVES IN THE LAKE!

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I feel sick

Perhaps I should leave?

What is that clawing

Coming from beneath me?

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It takes only a second

It followed her all the way

I can do nothing

To change things…

I feel myself fading

A projection of my own mind

My body now consumed

…I’m dying…

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*Gurgling*

I’m floating…

I think I’ve lost my lower half.

I’m fading fast!

I never see

What has brought my death

Though in my final moments

I think I see myself?

Then I feel the crunch

…As everything goes black…

I Couldn’t Save Myself

 

Entry 293: Here By The Sea

Here by the sea

Where I sit

The waves go by

The lighthouse is well it

The sound of laughter & cheer

Resonates throughout the day

I watch the children

As they play…

The sun sets

Night comes

I’m more visible,

To living souls.

I drowned on this beach

I’m not sure how many years ago

Now I sit here lost

Hoping someone will notice

I’m gone

Yet so few notice

Those few who do

Run.

They treat me like Death

Some kind of threat

A reminder of their mortality

Of what one day they will become

So I sit,

By the sea

Praying for someone

To join me

I just want a conversation again

Someone to share my after life with

I want someone…

Who won’t run.

Here by the sea

I sit alone

I believe the solitude

Is beginning to get to me

I met a girl

The other day

She saw me

At first things seemed fine

Then I had the overwhelming urge

To kill her

She wanted to play

I craved her soul

We played hide n’ seek

Her parents arrived

They asked her

What is it you are doing, sweet daughter?

She told them

Playing a game

With my new friend

She described me beautifully to them.

In that moment

I found myself again

I told her to go home

She should never come back again.

The girl seemed confused

I did not tell her

That precious soul of hers…

Was almost consumed.

Here I sit

By the sea

Something changing

Within me

A man comes near

I feel myself drawn to him

A hunger growing

Deep within.

At first it was loneliness

However, now something has changed.

I’d try to hide myself away

However,

Sometimes I black out

When I awake

I’m by the sea again

Craving the souls

Of the living.

I’m changing

I’m not sure why

Perhaps it’s because

No one discovered my body?

Here by the sea

This is where I sit

I’m forever alone

I’m changing!

The man has come & gone

A woman approaches now too

I MUST FIGHT THE CRAVINGS!!!

I can’t however…

It won’t be long now…

A soul I will eventually consume.

Here by the sea

I now read their souls

Like pages from a book

Their story to me is told.

I’d run across nothing but the good

Until last night

I finally found a soul

Worth consuming.

This soul is evil

He beats his wife

I think I’ve found a solution

To my problems.

I’ll just prey upon

The evil ones who come by

Eating their souls

Consuming their lives!

So it is

I come upon this man

Devouring his soul

…Ending his life…

I feel sated

At first things seem fine

Then suddenly I feel a darker craving

Consume me.

It seems, the nature of the soul

Affects my disposition

Am I doomed

To become something horrifying?!

I just wanted company

This isn’t how it was supposed to be!

I thought if I consumed evil

I’d be helping the living!

Now I find

The evil consumed

Grows the darkness inside

The more evil I consume

The more evil I am

Is there a way

To help this darkness end?

Here I sit

By the sea

I see the little girl again

…She sees me…

I tell her to run!

To stay away!

I tell her I’M DANGEROUS!

She says…

…I want you to play with me…

Some part of me takes over

I say yes

Her parents return

I try to fight my urges.

She leaves again

However,

Something is wrong

I feel myself drawn to her.

NO!!!!

I silently scream!

Not the little girl

That’s not like me!

Here by the sea

I sit alone

The little girl gone

A woman now approaching

The woman cheats on her husband

Seems good enough for me

I prey upon her soul

My hunger is waning…

The moonlight comes

Soon after it goes

I’ve fed upon another man

Just before daylight

The man, he murdered his wife & kids!

If I HADN’T KILLED THAT PIECE OF SHIT

HE’D STILL BE WALKING AROUND…

HAVING GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT!

The next morning comes

The next morning goes…

The moon rises now

My hungers once again grows!

It’s more voracious than ever…

I wish I knew a way

This would end well…

Here by the sea

Alone I sit

I can feel her getting closer

The little girl wants to play again.

Soon I hear

Her innocent voice

I…need…to fight…the hunger…

…Once again…

Will you play hide n’ seek?

We should  hurry before my parents catch up to me!

I agree

Yes…we should…

I tell her to hide

She never knowing

She never truly could hide

I can sense her

Wherever she resides.

She runs away

…Giggling…

I fight the urges

An hour goes by

Her parents find her

Angry.

Why did you sneak out again Sophia?!

Such a beautiful name I think to myself…

She cries,

Waves goodbye

I think, it’s going to be okay

I managed to hold on just long enough

…This time…

As they walk

I soon realize

They live in this neighborhood

I find myself

Able to leave the sea side?

I don’t wish to

NO!

I’m bound to the sea

…Right?

As it turns out

I’m powerful enough to go a bit further now

Since they live close to the sea

…It isn’t a problem for me to leave…

I fight the urge

The hunger grows

The souls I’ve consumed

Have made me more powerful.

It seems the connection the girl & I made

When we first met

Has bound us together

In an ironic twist of fate.

I’ve unintentionally latched onto her

In a way…

I arrive at her home

I pray I can’t enter it.

To my surprise

(What good is left within me)

I tried to go through the walls

I can’t though

…Thankfully…

Still the hunger grows

I feel my soul growing more ravenous as time goes by

I black out

When I awake

I’m tapping on her window.

The little girl has awoken

She’s smiling at me now.

Inside I think

No, please don’t let me in!

Then she says the words

Play with me…

I can no longer stop this

The pain is too immense

I’ve blacked out

Yet I see what happens next

None of that makes sense

It’s like seeing it through another lens…

The parents screamed

I ripped out the fathers heart

I feasted upon it

Before killing the girls mommy!

I stripped the Mothers flesh

From her bones

It used to only be souls

I thought

No longer blacked out

Now I eat the people

As well as their souls

MMmm…this flesh is DELICIOUS!!!!

The last thing I remember

Just before the violent end

Was the sound

Of Sophia’s screams

Then I awoke by the sea

…Once again…

Here by the sea

I sit alone

My once white dress

…Covered in blood…

-Here By The Sea-

Entry 292: Tape 3

*Playback begins*

What is that sound?

Do you hear it?

I’ve been in this place

For a decade or more

Still it lurks

Still it roars!

The walls shake

I can’t see outside

It’s been a long time

Since I’ve seen true light.

Something is high above

Sometimes I can hear screams

Sometimes,

I swear,

It watches me sleep!

How is this possible?

Could it even be truth?

Surely there is no way

It could see me at all.

Right?

I’ve been in this bunker

For quite a long time

Cold, concrete walls

Very dim lights.

I don’t remember much

I awoke in this place alone

I’ve never seen another soul

…Inside…

Yet, outside,

They all scream!

They all cry!

Something is out there

Killing them

…Slowly…

*Flesh peeling*

Lately,

I’ve had this incurable itch!

It gets so bad

Sometimes,

I have to peel my flesh!

The flesh grow back

The itching seems gone

Then it happens again,

In a different place!

Nothing makes sense anymore

Nothing is right.

Sometimes it all becomes too much

I’ve tried to take my own life!

If I do though,

Be it gun to the head,

Slitting of the wrists,

Taking all the pills & vodka I have,

STARVING!

STRIPPING ALL MY FLESH!

It matters not…

I always awake,

Wounds always heal

I can hear its roaring

I can hear their screams

I itch

I feel it within my mind

JUST LET ME DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*ROAR*

*Bunker shakes*

*Playback ends*

-Tape 3-

Entry 291: Some Call Us Death

I am one of many

We all do our part

Keeping a fine balance

Perfecting our art

We are given a bad rep

Many hate what we are

Still we keep going

In spite of it all.

For every person

Regardless of age

Will receive our visit

At the time in which their story

Is on its last page.

Quite often they won’t see it

It’s the twist at the end

Just know when you reach it

It’s easier,

If you just give in.

Young or old

Good or evil

It matters not

Everyone has a finite amount of time

Ticking off their clock.

Ultimately,

Once you’ve passed on

Only then will you know

What your life has wrought

So relax,

We aren’t the evil you see

We’re merely doing our job…

-Some Call Us Death-

Entry 290: The Grave

Day 1

We thought it was a lot of fun

Praying to the one who was 6 feet below

A witch they said

Someone who could give you anything

For a simple price

Pray to her

It would change your life!

Day 2

The money turned up

My bank account showed

I was a trillionare

Though cliche’ to wish for money

It may seem,

I thought I’d go with an outrageous amount

Figuring nothing would happen.

Day 3

Anna told me her Mother had returned

She’s been dead for 5 years

We visited her

She was in pristine condition

No memory issues

Save for not knowing she was ever dead

We had dinner with her that night

…Everything seemed fine…

Day 4

Brandon showed off his new car

It was a beauty

Gifted to him

Taxes payed

All of it from praying to the one

In the grave…

Day 5

I returned to the grave

Praying to the one 6 feet below

I heard her whispers

They said,

Offer me your blood

I’ll grant you anything.

I did as she said,

A blood pact made

My crush

Zack,

Called professing his secret love for me!

Day 6

Anna’s Mom made us a cake

Zack & I went on our first date

This was perfect

The rumors were true!

The one below will grant you anything!

Day 7

Anna won’t reply back

I’ve texted her throughout the day

Still, nothing.

Day 8

Zack & I made out

We were gonna take it a step further

However,

We got a call

It was Brandon’s Mother

…He was in a wreck…

At the scene

…He was pronounced dead…

Day 9

…Something isn’t right…

I was eating my slice of cake

Suddenly something squirmed inside

I spit it out!

Maggots were inside!

Examining the cake

Closer still

I found an eye

The color matches Anna’s!!!!!

Day 10

Anna was on the news this morning

She was dead

Baked into the cake

Sent to us,

Her Mother’s still lifeless corpse

Sat in a chair,

Seemingly having been eating cake.

Day 11

I visited her again

I had to know, what was happening?!

I prayed to her

Asking for her to fix the wrongs

Make everything how it was again

She told me pray harder still

Day 12 was fast approaching

Day 12

Out of curiosity I checked

My Bank Account

Nothing was there

A withdrawal had come

It was Zack

He’d stolen my information

He took the money from my account

He even called to tell me what he did

Bragged about how I was so stupid!

He left me

…For a girl named June…

Day 13

I heard the one below again

She spoke to me of how to right everything again

Slice my throat from ear to ear

Promise my soul eternally

I had nothing left to lose

I did as she said

Day 14

I awoke

My first day

In her grave

She walked above

I rotted below

Trapped,

A dead soul

Eternally locked

…Within…

-The Grave-

Entry 289: Hunger, Hunger…

Hunger, hunger

I wish to eat

Hunger, hunger

That one looks like it’d make for a delicious treat!

Hunger, hunger

You won’t be a bother for long.

Hunger, hunger

Oh look, there’s two of them!

Hunger, hunger

Watch them walk to school,

Hunger, hunger

Hide among them.

Hunger, Hunger

They’ve returned home

Hunger, hunger

I’m drooling!

Hunger, hunger

Wait for them to go to sleep

Come from the secret place

Skin them alive

Slink away!

Hunger, hunger

The taste of their skin

Is perfect on my tongue.

Hunger, Hunger

THEY ARE DELICIOUS TO ME!!!!

Hunger, hunger

You once plagued me so

Hunger, Hunger

Their flesh has me feeling such

…No more…

-Hunger, Hunger-