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Eldritch Haiku

It’s really something when an idea hits you while driving home. These haiku started last night. A little ode to the old ones.

Five, seven and five

To raise, to bind, to release

The sleeping old ones

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Our voices sing loudly

Our arms lifted high above

Until we feel fear

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Pain and blood ring loud

A clarion bell through time

Ringing at our door

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Nyarlathotep comes

Dancing on the spines of men

Like walking up stairs

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Unpronounceable

Though men try, seeking power

Finding only death

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Insanity calls

Answered in dreams and nightmares

Until day light shines

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Dark water drips down

From outside of the outside

Drowning sanity

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Sleep, oldest of all

Dreaming the world up again

Screaming when you wake

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Crawling thing slips in

Between the wall of dreaming

Then the dripping blood

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Hungry starving teeth

Gaping maw that shouldn’t be

Full from disbelief

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Stupid children play

At wizards games with fiction

But inside hides truth

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It hears soft chanting

Growing loud and insistent

An opening door

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Creeping crawling sludge

Eyes open out of nothing

It should not be seen

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