Poems: Rich Orth. Image Mark Sean Orr.

ORIGINAL POETRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Rich Orth and Mark Sean Orr

The following poems were written by Rich Orth, Poet in Residence, House of Tortured Souls, and were inspired by the following image from Mark Sean Orr.

Old house - Photo by Mark Sean Orr.

Photo by Mark Sean Orr

Dedicated to William and Terry Castle

House Upon the Hill!
©Rich Orth

Starved...alone...godforsaken
I await guests
For time has past
Oh, how ....I despise dispassionate rest
One savors love...
Expresses affection
Though...I am master
You..... purely convection
Sugar to my soullessness
Sustenance to deception
Imploring as I assail
Intrepid little misconceptions
Starved...alone...godforsaken
I await guests
For time has past
Oh, how ....I despise dispassionate rest

Guardian!
© Rich Orth

Guilelessly one deceives
Simple truths once perceived
Whence a friend suddenly leaves
We mindfully supplicate all beliefs
Deterioration began with loss
Alone we remain...oh, at what cost
Silence...how it exhausts
Silence...how it exhausts
Fetching words..how they deceive
on morrow I awake....she no longer breathes
Swallowed by grief
No abrogation to my relief
Guilelessly one deceives
Simple truths once perceived
Whence a friend suddenly leaves
We mindfully supplicate all beliefs
Deterioration began with loss
Alone we remain...oh, at what cost
Silence...how it exhausts
Silence...how it exhausts

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Woofenstein “Woofer” McWooferson is a writer, editor, proofreader, researcher, reviewer/critic, and werewolf active in the horror community.

A werewolf from birth, Woofer had an otherwise normal childhood. Woofer grew up in a suburban home and found more friends in books, television than at school. In college, Woofer undertook an honors degree while majoring in English with a minor in criminal psychology. Woofer later earned a Master’s degree in English, focusing on the modern British novel and then pursued a degree in Metaphysics at Miskatonic University.

Woofer was a contributing author for William Castle Presents: Scare It Forward: “Angel Island” (2010) and an editor for Blake Petit’s Opening Night of the Dead (2012) and Claus Holm’s Dreams and Awakenings (2014) and Tempus Investigations (2016).

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