Penny for Your Soul by Ken Allan Dronsfield

I awoke on a warm day in May

the sun was rising, up on high

my spirit lost in a numbing low.

Not truly caring to live or die.

Worthless day fades away

rocky crags on Loch Broom.

By a cave along the shore

a horned wraith is at home.

Searching all about the mount,

as I crept, my heart grew cold.

He appears with eyes of yellow

whispering, “penny for your soul”.

With pious angst I nervously grin,

the beast smirks and his eye color

changes to a bright reddish hatred;

sky rumbles, clouds part, winds blow.

A flash of light, belief shattered;

the beast now gone, into a swirl of

heaven above, and a voice echo’s,

in baritone, “Penny for your Soul”.


© Ken Allan Dronsfield


Excerpt from the book “The Cellaring”

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ken-allan-dronsfield-bio-pictureAbout the Author

Ken Allan Dronsfield is a published poet and author originally from New Hampshire, now residing in Oklahoma. He loves thunderstorms, walking in the woods at night, and spending time with his cats Merlin and Willa.

He is the co-editor of the poetry anthology titled, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze available at His published work can be found in reviews, journals, magazines and anthologies throughout the web and in print.

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