|Horror and Thriller Poetry posted September 21, 2014|
She is coming for me...
The Midnight Hour
by Dean Kuch
What we can say from them is that he certainly knew what madness looked like. Could a person who was truly insane describe its effects so well?
Poe knew sadness and grief his whole life. His mother died when he was only a baby, he frequently argued with his foster father, and his beloved wife died of tuberculosis. One morning he was found unconscious on the streets and died not long after. There is evidence that he was an alcoholic and that his death was caused by his drinking. There is even a story that he was a victim of voter fraud. There was a group of people who would take drunk men to various voting precincts, getting them progressively drunker so that they couldn't say they had already voted, and have them vote for a candidate several times.
But we have as much proof of that as we have that Poe was insane.
Thanks so much for reading. Pleasant Screams...
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