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The Nightmare Child

February 21, 2012
By Macman11231 BRONZE, Rhinebeck, New York
Macman11231 BRONZE, Rhinebeck, New York
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The nightmare child
Some say when the night goes cold
When the wind quietly blows through the air
There’s a chilling feeling
That tells you she’s there

When it all goes quite
When the night is still
When you hear a creak at the door
Or a tap at the window still

She’s enters through the house
She creaks through the floors
She glides through the walls
She looks through the doors

While you’re asleep
She comes to your side
Your wide awake
But you know you can’t hide

She’ll drag you in
To a world of nightmares
It only takes one look
Into her cold dark stare

Your forced into blackness
Darkness forever
Trapped in the cold
Daylight is never

So if you feel a silence
Or if you hear a creak
If the wind has stopped
And the mood is bleak

You know she’s coming
The wind have gone wild
She’s standing right behind you
The nightmare child

So head this warning
For she’ll come for you soon
There’s nothing to stop her
And there’s nothing you can do

The nightmare child
She’ll give you a fright
The nightmare child
She’s coming tonight

The author's comments:
Decided to combine poetry with my favorite genre (horror).

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This article has 3 comments.

danny said...
on Jan. 7 2016 at 11:55 am
I love horror poems

on Jan. 22 2015 at 9:05 pm
DeviousShadows BRONZE, Vallejo, California
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Favorite Quote:
Just because an apple falls one hundred times out of a hundred, does not mean it will fall on the hundred and first.

Skulduggery Pleasant, Death Bringer

This was a wonderful poem, well written and well imagined. I must, however, point out a few flaws. Punctuation was terrible. Commas, periods, semicolons, and apostrophes were completely missing, slaughtering the rhythm of the poem. This is easily fixed, so don't despair. :) There were a few spelling discrepancies, but nothing too horrendous. Here and there you had too many or too few words, making for awkward reading. These problems can jerk the reader out of the spell, but it's nothing such a good writer can't fix. Good luck, and keep writing!

on Dec. 10 2014 at 1:02 pm
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

This is epic! Wow! You're amazing! Keep writting! <3