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Darkness

April 1, 2019
By LivingNightmare777 BRONZE, Dundalk, Maryland
LivingNightmare777 BRONZE, Dundalk, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself. Don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.

-Gerard Way


DARKNESS

 

I’m afraid of the dark.

What was that?

That scuttling sound in the corner?

Did any one else hear that?

 

I can’t see at all in

this room of mystery.

Are those eyes?

If they are, who or what do they belong to?

 

I know I felt something

breathe against my neck.

It’s breath is sour and smells

just like rotting meat.

 

What is it, I wonder

As the worst thoughts run in my head.

Is it a monster of some kind?

Will I die?

 

I find a flashlight.

Finally! I cry out.

A light source!

 

I scan the room

looking for the owner of that

sound, and I see nothing.

Yet.

 

There it is!

It ran across

the circle of light

shining on the wall.

 

I pull my light to the corner

and see a monster

that has terrified me

since my childhood.

 

It runs at me, and I scream.

And wake up.

 

I laugh at the nightmare

telling myself there’s no such thing as monsters

And I keep believing that

for a while.

 

Wait,

What was that sound in the corner?

That scuttling sound……?


The author's comments:

This is my first poem Criticize it if you want to, I can't do poems well.


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superread7 said...
on Feb. 5 2020 at 1:36 pm
superread7, Seabrook, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
for life and death are one as a rive is one to a sea

for me i was afraid of shadows in the dark

on Oct. 10 2019 at 10:01 am
SergeantSteel82 GOLD, Fort Wayne, Indiana
10 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
one of the greatest tragedies of our time is this impression that has been created that science and religion have to be at war.
-Francis Collins

I may never let go of my anger and wrath,
But I will always have the last laugh.
-Corey Taylor

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
-Voltaire

for me, it was always a giant honey badger, I have no Idea why, but it terrified me till I was like, ten.

on Apr. 16 2019 at 12:41 am
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
57 articles 22 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

You’re welcome! Personal experiences make the best poems/stories. This was a really cool idea! I was always terrified of the monsters in the dark when I was a kid. Nice work!

on Apr. 9 2019 at 10:00 pm
LivingNightmare777 BRONZE, Dundalk, Maryland
4 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Be yourself. Don't take anything from anyone, and never let them take you alive.

-Gerard Way

@Sophia_LaPalme Yay! Thank you! I really tried on this poem, and I just remembered a monser that terrified me when I was 4 and wrote a poem based on him. Thank you for reading this!

on Apr. 8 2019 at 10:42 am
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
57 articles 22 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

I love this! This is me in the dark! Nice work!