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Jail Fate

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We explored a haunted jail

filled with spirits of the past

within old walls of metal

their bad bodies had been cast.

The night was hot and humid

but our ardor to explore

wasn’t dampened in the least

by tall tales of blood and gore.

We whispered to the ghosts

though they were quiet and calm

perhaps, they wanted prayers

or the silence of a psalm.

Our questions were ignored

but we saw the flashlights flicker

it might’ve been an off-night

where they disappeared to bicker.

We once heard running feet

on the ceiling far above

but there was no one there

nor the rustle of a dove.

If the felons learned their lessons

and there is eternal proof

during our next excursion

we’ll further search and sleuth.