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No Escape ( Haggard's Halls )
by Paul Berube

Monday, August 29, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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No Escape ( Haggard's Halls )
Paul E. Berube

My doorbell rang one wintry night,
In haste I said, " come in."
No one stood upon the stoop
'cept a cold and bitter wind.
A ghostly gust swept 'cross the room
and turned my breath to frost.
Laughing, I just shrugged it off,
still showing no remorse.
Feeling very foolish,
I 'rose to close the door;
Saw eerie shadowed footprints
which were not there before.
They led into my study,
where novels sit abound.
I looked above the second shelf,
where one was spinning 'round.
Shaken by that floating book
and cowering took a seat.
It laid itself into my lap,
to hamper my retreat.
In boldest print, upon the cover,
I fear to tell it all.
With fancy stroke and etched in blood


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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/14/2007

I read this on your site a while back. I told you it was my favorite and it still is. This series is brilliantly written and this part captures its overall essence. I saved this one to my library! Hugs and thanks:) Sheila
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 9/24/2006
Filled with suspense and intrigue....M
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 11/17/2005
I went over to the other site and got caught up. Fantastic, Paul. I needed something like this to get me blood flowing again. Hehehehe. Great fun, fun work, wonderful! ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 10/11/2005
Paul, this is great poem Spooky but with a great needed message.


I love this


Tracey 42xoox(c :)
I went to the site w/ the castle and read all the poems there EXCELLENT!! but for some reason it wouldn't post so here is one review which fits all of them. I love this series all these poems and hope that all will take time to read the whole series of them that you have written cuz they are so awakening so real so Excellent and powerful really hearing the words and message in them. I could go on and on about them in other words I LOVE THEM!!They are fantastic! 10stars

Paul, these poems are so inspirational and so reminding so true and so needed heard and told you have captured history and facts so well in this remarkable poem reminding me of today and this country/free world It is wonderful and the poems are so powerful and strong!
Excellent my friend Excellent!!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/30/2005
OOOOO...The local Librarian catchin up with you again, Paul?! :)) I love the recital quality to this one... designed to be spoken and read aloud to a close-gathered audience of those with stout hearts and nerves of steel. Makes me realise how strong the oral tradition in story-telling really is. The "Tune In" cliffhanger is here...!! TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Tina Clark 8/30/2005
Nice write Paul, taking my blankie and teddy bear to bed with me tonight for comfort. Might even grab a bail of hay to feed my nightmares! LOL Great job from a very creative mind!

Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 8/29/2005

Great piece Paul
Really Spooky is right!
Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/29/2005
Yip chilling write!!

Glad you are posting again!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/29/2005
Chilling. The rhyme and rhythm create a smooth flow. Enjoyable read, Paul. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace.

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/29/2005
Oh how spooky! Loved this!

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/29/2005
This is the first one I have read in this series, and it is

peace, Carole
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/29/2005
Paul I love this series, and I've missed your splendid poetry!
You have the most wonderful sense of Rhyme and rhythm!

Joy and Peace,
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 8/29/2005

Neatly composed under the rhythm of the drums of knowledge sriking
imagination and giving wings to creative thoughts.

"No Escape (Haggard's Halls)" is a precious page of poetic beauty
to enrich the history of the Major Art.

I sakute You, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 8/29/2005
It's always good to see you!
I've missed your Haggard's Halls tales. Although they have always been a bit spooky, they also make the imagination peek!
Add excitement to the mornings.
Another excellent write!


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