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When the Lights Go Off...

June 18, 2009
By shelby_kat DIAMOND, Warren, Ohio
shelby_kat DIAMOND, Warren, Ohio
72 articles 3 photos 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I can sum up everything I've learned about life in three words; it goes on." -Robert Frost

You close your eyes,
and wish for the lights to go back on.
you lay there,
scared of the dark,
whisphering words of encouragement.
telling yourself
your fine...

you hear the dog breathing.
you hear the wind,
threating to knock the door down.
lightning aluminates the room,
exposing yourself to the world.
thunder shakes your bed,
and fear tingles up your spine.
paranoia pushing you further,
and further...

your stomach becomes upset.
you gulp down your nightmares,
and try to sleep.
what's that?
is someone there?
you run and swich on the lights,
but no ones here.
a sense of relief rolls over you,
and you climb back into bed.

you hear the noise again,
and your heart jumps.
pulse quickining,
you try to calm yourself.
you close your eyes,
and pray to live on until tomorrow.
then you turn off the lights one more time,
trying to avoid the monsters under your bed.

The author's comments:
i wrote this peice one night when i was truely scared for my life. i feel that everyone can realate to it because everyone knows the feeling to be scared... so here is my poem for you. i am only a beginner so go easy on me)

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This article has 4 comments.

on Dec. 2 2009 at 11:24 am
i really liked this(: anyone who reads this, spread word of this writer-cuz she's gunna be famous one day(:

ash<3 said...
on Nov. 4 2009 at 4:01 pm
This is really good! I am terrified of the dark so i can relate. This is ten times better than anything i could write.

Kelseyb BRONZE said...
on Sep. 6 2009 at 7:20 pm
Kelseyb BRONZE, Petoskey, Michigan
2 articles 0 photos 3 comments
Ohh my. this is totally just like me. im afraid of the dark.

this is good :)

Dazed PLATINUM said...
on Jun. 29 2009 at 5:18 am
Dazed PLATINUM, Teaneck, New Jersey
20 articles 7 photos 107 comments
well you succeeded in creeping me out a little bit :) ..

I really like some expressions you used like "you gulp down your nightmares". There was also a very nice rythm to this poem.