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Paintings

Lightning flashes through the window
As I gaze into the hall
And there's nothing in the gallery
That makes any sound at all.

It's a cold, harsh October night
In the dark art gallery
As I stumble around through the halls
In search of a peculiar painting called...

There it is right in front of me.
I shiver with fear as it stares back at me.
Those cold, unforgiving eyes
Those fierce, piercing cries...

Fierce, piercing cries?

A painting, letting out such cries?

I cringe at the sound of these screams
For they chill me to the bone
As I stand inside the gallery
So utterly alone.

In the darkness of the gallery
In the menace of the halls
I'm able to recognize screaming
Just behind the walls.

And then...it appears.

A dark shape.
A frightening silhouette.
It's lingering in the painting.
It's growing ever closer...

A pound against the light gray walls
Makes me drop down to the floor
As I stare into the painting
And see all the horrors I sensed before...

A skeletal face
A gruesome face

Skeletal hands
Gruesome hands

These are pounding and pounding against the painting
With all their frightening might
I scramble up hastily to my feet
And run from that fearful sight.

As I sneak a quick glance behind me
I am just able to see
The painting clatter to the floor...
and quick footsteps pursuing me.

I run and run...faster than anyone has ever run before.

The darkness swallows my pursuer
So I am not able to see
The mysterious face of the pursuer
Who wishes to capture me.

I sprint around the corner
And push with all my might
As I fly out through the heavy brown doors
Shivering with fright.

He's gone.

My pursuer has simply vanished
Like a shadow in the night.
Lightning flashes high in the sky
Bathing me in light.

I look around frantically
In the darkness where he may roam.

After making sure he's gone for good,
I quickly head on home.

I will never go back to that art gallery.

Never again.




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writerfreak21231This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm:
This was even better than the Accident! Great job! This has been your best one so far! :)(:
 
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kingofwritersThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 19, 2011 at 7:21 am:
I'm really not the best poet, but tell what you think of this poem anyway! :)
 
kingofwritersThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Jan. 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm :
Thanks! :)
 
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