"nightmen"

December 20, 2009
By sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous


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.


The author's comments:
Honestly, I look back on this piece and think, maybe this is pretty stupid, but you tell me.

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on Sep. 5 2010 at 6:42 pm
apocalyptigirl BRONZE, Staunton, Virginia
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"DON'T PANIC." ~from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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

on Sep. 5 2010 at 6:41 pm
apocalyptigirl BRONZE, Staunton, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"DON'T PANIC." ~from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

I think it should be "Know that I do join them" b/c then it would fit the meter and the meaning better.

on Jun. 30 2010 at 7:15 pm
Lost-In-Life GOLD, Whitby, Other
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It's never to late, if it weren't for the last minute many things would never get done!

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? 

on Mar. 1 2010 at 7:18 pm
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous

Oh... well I didn't think you had to see it to understand it.... I thought it was kind of universal.

on Mar. 1 2010 at 9:26 am
PoetLaureate07 PLATINUM, Aberdeen, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing..

do you have to see that movie to understand it?? cuz i dont, but i have never seen the movie... ={

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on Feb. 8 2010 at 9:04 pm
........., G, Minnesota
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interesting

on Feb. 8 2010 at 6:52 pm
sleeplessdreamer PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"I have always wanted to write in such a way that people say, 'I have always thought that but never found the words for it.'" -anonymous

Honeslty, I had just watched the old movie, "Night of the Living Dead" and felt compelled to write this.

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on Feb. 8 2010 at 4:11 pm
........., G, Minnesota
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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.

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on Jan. 29 2010 at 1:18 am
AquaGem SILVER, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy. ~Henry Kissinger

Life it too short to let you matter.

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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