Melissa K Vigna


Bridge and The River Poem by Melissa K Vigna


Late 1700’s the old story goes
A horse flying over the cobblestones
Fleeing fast in the dead at night
His torch remained the only light
The great rider controlled the steer
Needing transport to leave what he feared
Inflating government wanted the crook
He set out of town just as fast as he could
Crossed through many darkened towns
Thankfully no other life to be found
Over a bridge dark waters beneath
And that’s when the horse reared suddenly
The rider was thrown off its back with great force
And wondered about what was wrong with his horse
The man turned to where his horses eyes lay
Found himself and an officer face to face
With the flick of a sword and nowhere to go
He pushed the man into the river below
Planned to go back to the town with great pride
And make a claim for the man’s demise
Then in a sudden turn of events
The horse reared again and he too fell in
And to this day the townsfolk say
The river is a most haunted place
Anyone who knows will say
To keep yourself from the rivers way
It stands deserted, stands unkept
Weeds, decay, and rotting death
Anyone who passes the bridge
At night will have no chance to live
Now when the shadows crawl from their depths
They’re prepared to trade your lives for their time instead

Submitted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Topic of this poem: dark


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  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (4/9/2014 12:32:00 PM)

    Quite a story written here. True or not, it's an interesting read. Read mine - Time Heals -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

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