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Darkness

April 1, 2019
By LivingNightmare777 BRONZE, Dundalk, Maryland
LivingNightmare777 BRONZE, Dundalk, Maryland
1 article 0 photos 14 comments

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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on Apr. 16 at 12:41 am
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
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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 at 10:00 pm
LivingNightmare777 BRONZE, Dundalk, Maryland
1 article 0 photos 14 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 at 10:42 am
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
50 articles 22 photos 90 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!


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