There Are No Ghosts

There are no Ghosts within the walls;
There are no Ghouls without the halls.
There are no Demons, mirror-bound;
There are no Shadows, void of sound.

There is no Dragon, bent on burnings;
No Siren to warp all your yearnings;
No Medusa, serpentine,
No Triffids with questing stem and vine.

There’s no Volcano God, erupting;
No Tempters, knowing and corrupting;
No Pharaohs, from pyramids emerging;
No Leviathan, from deep ocean surging.

There’s no horror out of Space;
No Singularity, your life to erase;
No Meteor, with impact fatal;
No Damien, with dooming natal.

There’s no Monster, closet-hidden,
No Homunculus, murder-bidden,
No Raptors, reborn to kill;
No Universal Solvent, ready to spill.

No Elder Ones, cosmically strange;
No Psychopath, angry and deranged;
No ending of the Universe;
There’s only me

and I


“It’s a little-known fact, but Unicorns are something like 20% paint, and their horns are stolen exclusively from endangered species.”
― Jeff Mach, There and Never, Ever Back Again

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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.