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Darkness

April 1, 2019
By LivingNightmare777 BRONZE, Dundalk, Maryland
LivingNightmare777 BRONZE, Dundalk, Maryland
4 articles 0 photos 15 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 Oct. 10 at 10:01 am
SergeantSteel82 SILVER, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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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

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.
-1 Timothy 4:12, NIV Bible For Teen Guys

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 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 at 10:00 pm
LivingNightmare777 BRONZE, Dundalk, Maryland
4 articles 0 photos 15 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
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!


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