The Hollow

A night is young, a road is old

A man whose fortune this night was told

Rides wary upon a steed of black

Destiny awaits, no turning back

From the Hollow

 

A cloud of night is the hand of doom

It’s fingers close about the moon

A shock of terror runs down the spine

The weight of fear upon his mind

About the Hollow

 

Amid dark trees strange eyes can see

The lone figure treading warily

Ancient sentinels, black of bark

Observe his passing among the dark

Of the Hollow

 

Across a creek, a bridge of old

The water tells a tale of woe

The reeds sing of deep despair

A raven warns to beware

Deep in the Hollow

 

A din will rise, the sound will creep

of undead things that never sleep

A shade of white reaches for his soul

‘Twas only a tree, bent and old

Born of the Hollow

 

Someone approaches, ’twill be here soon

Mounted upon hoof-beats of doom

We must flee, ourselves to save

Merely to fall upon a grave

Dug in the Hollow

 

The horse’s sound is drawing near

A face is now awash with fear

From out the night a rider hails

We must flee now, our courage fails

Within the Hollow

 

Upon a horse of darkest night

it’s eyes of red ‘a burning bright

On his left a flaming gourd

And on his right a shining sword

Lord of the Hollow

Down the road, swift as the wind

Lest the journey come to an early end

With demon’s laughter and hellish breath

Come the rider and horse whose name is Death

In the Hollow

 

The bridge ahead will free our fate

If we shall not arrive too late

For Death cannot pursue us there

Urge her on, our trusty mare

Through the Hollow

 

Across the brook, life is assured

The perilous journey now endured

Turns to laugh at Death in lark

The burning pumpkin finds it’s mark

Taken of the Hollow

 

Cold winds blow through twisted limbs

‘Till Death himself shall ride again

Upon the destrier of hell

To seek a head within the dell

Of Sleepy Hollow

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