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Twisted Spell – #OctPoWriMo

She studied lore and craft

Her heart’s desire to obtain.


She used bat’s wings and chants

And even a little wolfbane.


She locked him in a cage

And cast spells on him each night.


She summoned demons and beasts

And trolls by moonlight.


She took flight with Count Dracula

To learn of his secrets.


Nothing she tried seemed to work

Was this man her weakness?


Finally, defeated

She turned him loose one day.


She said “although I love you

You must be on your way”.


“Your love is what I’ve desired

But it can’t be earned like this.


Before you leave my home

Would you grant me just one kiss?”


He looked at her with kindness

And took her hand with care.


He pulled her close and kissed her

And then he gave her such a glare.


“Although I’ve kissed your lips most foul

You’ll not live to see another nightfall


I am a warlock casting my own spell

Turned you into a rat; quite small.”


Before his eyes, she shrank

And began to grow a snout.


She scampered away quickly

To look for a way out.


Before you cast a spell

On the one you’re sure you love


Be sure you mean as much to him

Not just a thing to be disposed of.


Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

  This is part of a 31 day challenge.  October is Poetry Writing Month.  I’m gonna try for the 31 poems in 31 days.  We will see.  You can find out all about the challenge HERE.  Have fun! 🙂



Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

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