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Guest in Jest #68 Penny Wilson Writes

My dear friend, Linda has made me a “Guest in Jest”! She posted a little something that I did for this time of year. Be sure to spend some time on her lovely blog! Thank you Linda!

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Twisted Spell

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…

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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 and Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. Penny is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and has the page "Mental Health Help" on her blog. She writes about the struggles of mental illnesses and Depression. She is passionate about spreading awareness for Suicide Prevention and Domestic Abuse. She expresses her passion through her writings of poetry and life experiences. You can find more of her writings on her blog at and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.

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