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"nightmen"

Cold aloneness, cold in darkness,

The Nightmen come out to play,

They’re loud and boisterous as we sleep,

They hunt and search for their prey.

Little do we know of them, little do we say,

For we can’t scare our children of

When Nightmen come out to play.



They roam, they hunt, they screech, they cry;

The Nightmen come out to feed.

They salivate as they long for us

To satisfy their hungering needs.

Little do we tell of them, little do we say,

For we can’t scare the ladies of

When Nightmen come out to play.



Are they human? Are they mankind?

The Nightmen who hide in the day?
The cold, dead hearts cannot be flesh;

I would never get in their way.

Little do we speak of them, little do we say.

For we can’t scare the young men of

When Nightmen who come out to play.





There are some young, there are some old

Nightmen who come out to play.

They fight and hit for dibs on souls,

Until night comes into day.

Little do we mention them, little do we say,

For we can’t scare the old of

When Nightmen come out to play.



Are they mere myths? Are they legends?

The Nightmen who come out to play?

Do they try to steals us in nights?

Are we only safe in the day?
Little do we believe in them, little do we say,

For I know that I join them,

When Nightmen come out to play.





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Lost-In-Life said...
Jun. 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm
This is amazing! The rhyme just made it flow better instead of becoming the focus, which I love! The only part I had troubles with was the second last line, for I know that I join them   I didn't quite understand that, and how it connected with the rest of the poem. Maybe you could explain? 
 
laurathewise replied...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 6:41 pm
I think it should be "Know that I do join them" b/c then it would fit the meter and the meaning better.
 
MJBlack said...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm
Very interesting. One of the best things I've seen written on this site in a long time. Tell me something, what inspired you to write this.
 
sleeplessdreamer replied...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 6:52 pm
Honeslty, I had just watched the old movie, "Night of the Living Dead" and felt compelled to write this.
 
MJBlack replied...
Feb. 8, 2010 at 9:04 pm
interesting
 
PoetLaureate07 replied...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 9:26 am
do you have to see that movie to understand it?? cuz i dont, but i have never seen the movie... ={
 
sleeplessdreamer replied...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 7:18 pm
Oh... well I didn't think you had to see it to understand it.... I thought it was kind of universal.
 
laurathewise replied...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm
i think it was, but if you weren't open for anything, including the fairy-tale/bizarro/fantasy/weird spectrum, you'd be a tad confused. BUT IT'S OK DON"T BE DISCOURAGED
 
AquaGem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 29, 2010 at 1:18 am
Loved this one!! really really did :) Sometimes I get distracted with rhyming poetry. In this poem it helped the flow instead of taking away from it. Thought it was very fun and oddly light considering "they hunt and search for their prey". Great job!
 
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