GHOSTS
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I created these poems and cryptograms in February of 2013 to be included in the Ghost Book published by 13 Crowns Studio. Now, they are also featured here, in HTML form. All cryptograms can be deciphered by using a substitution cypher, and have been proofread and solved by a friend; they are possible to figure out. However, you can also go to the "solved" page if you simply want to read the poems.
-FK

1. vermin
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2. the ghosts of...
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clue
66 things don't belong.
they have no place inside this song.
the words you know, you cannot trust.
wipe out their kind and smear the dust.
leave empty space behind instead.
a room in which to clear your head.

3. tearfall
TËNY ZÜDT GB ANUVB AËNH. GAC TËNYÜD ÄCGZK NB UEËNHÖV, G ÄCYEE DËNËNA NB EËNËNDÖV CËNHA GAC ÖVBGÜDKÖV. GAC HNCKAKC KTKÖV KGB YL BVK UËNNAUÖV ËNA ËNÄC ÖVËNDK TËNYAU MËNT HVËNÖVK AGDK TËNY ZGA'B ÜDKZGEE. G ÄCGDNET ÄCGÜD VGLLNKÜD BVGA KIKA TËNYÜD DËNÖVB UENÖVBANA' DKDËNÜDNKÖV. BVËNÖVK DKDËNÜDNKÖV; BVKT'ÜDK ÄCGÜD GHGT. GAC HNBV KGZV DËNBNËNA VËNH BVKT'ÜDK ÄCGÜDBVKÜD ÖVBNEE. BVKT ÖVENL GHGT. ENRK ZGBZVNAU ÄCNÖVV.
clue
one beast had spots above its head
two dots to perch up high and stare.
his friend stayed close, though spots he lacked;
the two will always form a pair
but act as only one, you see
these beasts have such duplicity.

4. stains
OUT HAVE I BEING TXUG EYA ZWUTGP; NE FIWCAP EYA BXUE RYAWA OUT RAWA VUTGP. OUT PNAP IHUGA. OUT PNAP IHUGA. EYAWA'B GUEYNGZ HAVE EU QIHH OUTW URG.

5. childish
NF CRAOZ DEVDQ UKFK QVIKDEAOZ WNOOR. TAFTNQ DFAYQ. LO VMC QDNWWC GNOOR. GAFDECLR ZAWDQ LOC GLGR TMVDEKQ. DLZ, N'FK AD. A'XK ZVD NF OVQK. UKM EKFK'Q DEK PATPF N'XK WVFZVD. LMM DEK GNDDKFWMRQ N TLNZED- DEVQK LOAILMQ LFK MVOZ QAOTK CKC. LOC GLGR'Q GNOOR'Q MVQD EAQ EKLC.
clue
children can't be trusted
to get all their words just right.

6. soliloquy
QGZLMQ TN PY'A ATP XGVMNT GGOL GTGMT MJVVZK DOMW ZPTTOL GTMJV MJV AGO NPYZH PV NDAP M O M C M NK JOPT P X G V KT O MJOAMJV. Q GZLMQ TNPY'A A DM VGMC M NKJOKXG, MJM JR GA'TL M JVKJNPYZT. NP Y B JP COL GN'A AJGSGZYJVGZTOM JV O LGCMNNPYZTQKZKOTPM ZT.