The Headless Horseman
Once I was riding home alone,
When I heard a trot in a wooded zone.
I turned my head and there did stand
The Headless Horseman, head in hand.
At first I thought it a trick of the light,
When I saw his horse, of shadow and might.
Its eyes did burn, its nostrils flared,
Never before have I felt so scared.
I turned without a second look,
Made for the bridge that spanned the brook.
But my horse was old and thin and slow,
How could she move, with him in tow?
By now we were galloping across the land,
Still holding his noggin in his hand.
I turned my head and tried to scream,
As a flaming pumpkin towards me streamed.
My eyes were fire, my body flame,
As I tried to turn the way I came.
But a big, strong hand then gripped my arm,
And dragged me back, to my alarm.
I felt his hands upon my neck,
And before long I was begging for my body back.
And like holding the crown of a wicked Lord,
Mounted my head on his spinal cord.
Wasn't it good? Didn't it fit?
With a growl of frustration the ground I hit.
My brain soon died, and the last thing I saw,
Was the Headless Horseman, temper run raw.
Now, I know what may be going through your head,
How can he write this if he is dead?
Well I'll tell you, my friends, and only to you,
Because he still haunts here, it's only true.
I may be dead, but I still exist,
Or was that perhaps a part you missed?
The headless Horseman roams these parts,
Around this time he usually starts.
I hear is voice inside my brain,
The voice of a sullen man in pain.
I read his thoughts, I know his plans,
The hateful thoughts of a headless man!
On Halloween, All Hallows Eve,
He roams these woods for a head to cleave.
You should turn and tread with quickened pace,
Because he believes your head should take my place.
This is the first poem I've uploaded to Fan fiction, and is also the only one I've ever been proud of! I wrote this at about one in the morning, (I always get my best ideas at night) and redid and refurbished it until I had a truly good poem!
The Headless Horseman is one of my favourite mythical creatures, and this was inspired by watching the Disney version of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
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