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Halloween Night (No replies)

Riya Jaiswal
2 years ago
Riya Jaiswal 2 years ago

Spooky room 

In a haunted house

Bloody eyes 

Behind the webs

Dusty look with

A smoky vibe

Locked the shine

Of a beautiful smile

Which died 

A decade ago

Yet alive;

In search of her

Deserted love, 

In full DELIGHT! 


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