A Threatening Triolet

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Fireblossom Friday:  “I Put A Spell On You”


Copied from Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads

Sometimes, a duplicate of a living person takes form, called a Doppelganger. The double does things the original person is unaware of, but others see.

“I didn’t know what I was doing.” “I didn’t know what my double was doing.” (!) “I don’t know what came over me.” Maybe these are more than just common expressions. Maybe our wills are not always our own. What do you think? Let’s write about it.

After darkness, before the dawn
I wake in sweat; a voice calls my name.
A ghost beside me, suddenly gone.
After darkness, before the dawn,
am I merely a spirit’s pawn?
Morning comes, no one here to blame.
After darkness, before the dawn
I wake in sweat; a voice calls my name.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to A Threatening Triolet

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    Spooky! Tell that voice to go away!!

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  2. Rommy says:

    I wonder what the reply would be if the one being haunted whispered a question back to the one doing the haunting.


  3. coalblack says:

    Watch out for those voices, girl, and get ready with plausible excuses for stuff they may have done in your name while you tossed and turned! 😉

    Pssst…re: the image, i think you meant Toads, not Poets United.


  4. This voices will make you do things you might regret.


  5. You evoke the feeling of unease very well in this piece, Sara.


  6. I can hear the voice…through your words Sara….mysterious and eerie….I like it.!


  7. Uh oh…watch those voices…and the deeds they might do.

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  8. jazzbumpa says:

    Yes – a repeating form is just right for this theme.

    Well done.



  9. Oh the voices in my head make quite a stew… I agree, love the repetition


  10. I love this! The triolet worked so well here 😀


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