The Un-haunted House

The Un haunted House short poem

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The cook was in the kitchen
The gardener trimming vines

I went down to the cellar
To fetch a case of wine

I came back to the parlor
And much to my surprise

There stood Master Pennbrook
Right before my eyes

He was looking shabby
He did not look his best

Ten long years have gone by
Since we laid him to his rest

I was scared shitless
Just to say the least

What can you say to someone?
Who has been ten long years deceased

Err…how … how are you doing sir
I managed to spurt out

Well I have had better days
He said without a doubt

I’ll tell you why I came here
I cannot stay for long

There’s something going on here
Something’s very wrong

I was murdered by my wife
She put an end to me

I must make someone aware
To set my spirit free

Whoa is me for I loved her
But it was for my fortune that she cared

She poisoned my glass of sherry
And the life that we had shared

Now that I have told you
Do what you think is best

I will haunt this house no longer
Now my weary soul can rest!

Just like that he disappeared
And he never did return

They found Mrs. Pennbrook
In the wine cellar

The night the house was burned!

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