The Murder- A Poem

She stood by the window

Sunken eyes

Filled with regret

Her face told the story

Of a battle lost

As she stood there

A hundred jet black eyes

Stared back at her

Piercing her soul

There was no remorse in those eyes

This was a battle they had won

And they knew it

She slowly opened the window

Accepting her loss

And one by one

The heads turned

The black eyes stared at the open window

And one by one they flew in

Like a flock from hell

They reminded her why

A group of crows

Is called a murder

Some of you may remember the story I mentioned yesterday about the crow stalking my sister after she shoed it away. ‘The Murder’ was inspired by her current anguish as well as Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Raven.’ As you guys may know, I am a huge fan of Poe’s writing and have written another poem inspired by him. It was probably one of the better poems I have written for this blog. And much better in comparison to this one. This is far from my finest work. However, I wanted to share this so I can send it to my sister in the hopes that I can watch her squirm. What a joy it is to have a sibling.

Did you enjoy ‘The Murder?’ Are you a fan of Edgar Allen Poe’s writing? Who is your favourite poet? Do let me know your thoughts to these questions and anything else you have in mind in the comments section below. Or simply stop by and say hi!

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94 responses to “The Murder- A Poem”

  1. “Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;” 😉

    1. The perfect response 😁

  2. Personally I don’t care much for crows, I find them very annoying. However there is one exception. The hello crow. Not sure if you and your sister have them. The crow sounds like an old lady , the dragged out Helllloooo hellllooooo. My wife Roze is always calling back to them. I would rather hear the Theacher bird and the Cheeessse Burg g er birds. By the way be nice to your sister, stop teasing her, that’s not nice. Torment her too much and the crows might not be the only redrum

    1. Yes, we have some of those crows too. I generally like all birds even the regular crows. Haha yeah, I’ll be nicer to my sister before things get too crazy.

  3. A spooky poem! I’d definitely be squirming if I were your sister! Meanwhile, our crow wasn’t around today. It’s probably to cold for it! 😂

    1. Thank you! Lol, you’re safe for now but keep a lookout 😅

  4. I love the twist in the poem. I love Edgar Poe’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ I don’t have a favorite poet, I have a host of poets I enjoy, some of them are Lermontov, Pasternak, Gogol.

    1. The Fall of the House of Usher is amazing, I first read it a few years ago in University.

      1. I first read it while teaching here in The US

        1. Do your students enjoy it?

          1. Yes, but the truth is I enjoy it a lot more

            1. Of course, you should enjoy what you teach too.

  5. This makes me terrified 😨 .

    1. Yeah, I was definitely going for horror with this one 😅

  6. very nice.

    1. Thank you.

  7. Excellent poem! I was “scarred” as a teen by Hitchcock’s The Birds, so your poem properly terrified me!

    1. Lol, I understand. I love The Birds but it’s terrifying especially if you were a teen when you watched it!

  8. Very clever poem. Poe is one of my favorites.

    1. Thank you, Poe was such a great writer.

  9. Scary yet beautiful! 👏

    1. Thank you! 😊

  10. … Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore… 😋

    dark and delightful, Pooja🤍
    (your poor sister 😂)

    1. Yesss, love Poe and thank you 😅 Don’t worry she’s fine 😂

      1. always a pleasure 😉

  11. I love this poem a lot PG!!!

    What a beautiful poet you are.

    1. Thank you so much, I am no Poe but I try!

      1. Keep trying lime this then 😛

  12. Your poems always leave me visualizing! A fine work indeed!

    1. Thank you so much!

  13. This is amazing! I really enjoyed reading it as it told a little story too x

    1. Thank you so much!

  14. I enjoyed your poem, Pooja. It was eerie!

    1. Thank you so much!

      1. You’re welcome!

  15. fools used as tools

    1. They’re the easiest to use…

      1. saps like us. we re like that at times.

        1. We’re all saps sometimes.

          1. of course

  16. It is definitely a delight to have a sibling who we can see squirm with fear 😐

    1. I couldn’t agree more 😅

  17. Very much enjoy this poem. It was apropos to see, as I just finished a murder mystery audiobook this morning from the library. Daisy Darker, by Alice Feeney. It was a good read.
    Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much and sounds like a good book, I’m a sucker for murder mysteries.

  18. Spooky! Love it. Haha I like crows. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much!

      1. You’re welcome! 🙂

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    A sister like you, makes me wonder if the crows are the best sibling support she’ll ever get…jk

    1. She doesn’t need enemies with me around lol.

  20. I do like this poem. It’s engaging and, once engaged, we’re moved. Poe is my favorite American writer. Tennyson is my favorite British writer. Then I like the work of all sorts of folk.

    1. Thank you so much. I haven’t read much by Tennyson but did like the things I have read.

  21. I didn’t know that. I looked it up, it really is a “murder of crows.”

    1. Yup, they’re called a murder. For good reason I guess 😂

  22. You have evolved as a poet.

    1. Thanks so much.

  23. Great story. I enjoyed reading it. Gave me a visual though. In my mind, I could see the wind blowing with the branches hitting a four window panes, lightening flashing, and the crows making that awful swak they make.

    1. Thanks so much, really glad you could imagine the whole poem.

  24. Such an amazing and nice story.. Really awesome Pooja! You reflect so much positive vibes always🎉☺

    1. Thank you so much! 😊

      1. Your always welcome🎉❤😊

  25. Yes indeed, siblings were created for our enjoyment. 🙂

    1. Haha couldn’t agree more.

  26. This makes me think of The Crows Have Eyes in Schitt’s Creek

    1. My sister said the same thing 😅

  27. oh I love the dark side! Great poem

    1. Thank you so much! 😅

      1. You’r welcome!

  28. can’t wait to see what your sister said. It was such a great poem💞

    1. Thanks so much, she hated it lol 😅

  29. What a poem, a little Poe like, with a hint of the poem “raven”. Actually it describes very accurately how a woman feel living with her narcissistic family, which criticizes her incessantly, which mocks her every endeavor, which mixes poison with love and support. Any moment, she feels like a flock (murder) of crows may target her…

    1. I never thought about it like that but I can definitely see that. The crows can be a good metaphor for someone living with a narcissistic or controlling family.

  30. Very good. I too enjoy some of Poe’s work. The Raven is my favorite.

    1. The Raven is my favourite too, it’s absolutely brilliant.

  31. It’s an intriguing poem.

    I follow poetry a bit. My favourite peom though is Father Forgets by W Livingstone Larned, am not sure if his my favourite poet because that’s the only poem of his am familiar with.😃

    1. I haven’t read that poem, I’ll check it out.

  32. This is so good, I love it!

    1. Thank you!

      1. You’re welcome!

  33. Powerful verses paired with some haunting Gothic descriptions! ❤ Great tribute to E.A.P., Pooja! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much!

  34. Nicely done, Pooja!

    1. Thank you!

      1. You’re welcome!

  35. This is such a beautiful piece

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      1. Oh yes it’s very detailed with each lines . I really enjoyed it . I’m a poet myself you can check out mine too although I’m new here .

        1. Will do.

          1. Thanks 😊

            1. You’re welcome 😊

  36. Love these thrilling reads, also I got the vibes of vampire diaries a little bit with this as it is associated with crows, anyways, love your reads! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much and that’s so cool, I like Vampire Diaries!

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