Creatures of the Night...A Poem

Dance with mindless zombies

It’s easy enough to do

Shuffle and flop your body

They will never know it’s you



Dine out with elegant vampires

In flickering soft candlelight

Dress in dark gothic attires

And avoid their deep bite



Party hard with the wolf pack

Under the moons eerie glow

Don’t show fear and look back

Or the animal side will show



Entertain a witch’s coven

Around a roaring fire bright

But be careful of each word spoken

In the power of the night


Follow the grinning demons

Down the winding path

Make no pack or bargains

To start the hellish bloodbath



Laugh with the wild fae

In nature’s own great halls

Be carefree and truly play

But beware their seductive call



Talk with spirits of old

Beside crumbling tombstones

Stay strong and forever bold

Or your soul they will forever own



Explore the paths winding

Between the dark and the light

Meet them all so appealing and charming

So keen to excite and delight



But beware the side that they don’t show

As they let you deeper in

Knowledge and power they willingly bestow

All given with a friendly grin



So keep the secrets of the dark

Even in the shine of the day

Hold what you learn close to your heart

And never will you be their prey


© K.A.E Grove


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Nefarious_Misery 5 years ago from on the move

Voted up and awesome. Loved all the metaphors.

But you forgot one very important creature of the night.

MEEEEE!!!!!


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

A captivating doctrine of sage advice for tripping the dark fantastic. Love it!


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generalbrat 5 years ago from california,usa

scary! another troubled thought ...


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Loved it, and the tombstone picture was perfect. Dark and scary indeed.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

This is an excellent analogue. In reality all these evil characters live in real people. So let us know what we know and never become their prey.


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I felt like I was dodging bullets here as I waltzed through this macabre of characters of the night. Beware what stalks the night and fear what lays out there waiting for their next victim to walk on their stage of horror and delight. Awesome, loved your flow of artistic, creep, bloody fright...Yikes


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

ahah gateway to the beyonddddd.seemed so easy i almost stepped into it but was scared enuf to back off.

but if the faes are as seductive as you say I do soo want to dance with them


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Loved it with every step I took. awesome


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epigramman 5 years ago

...now you just know that the epi-man loves your dark stuff because no one does it better, and that said - everytime you enter this hallowed turf of yours I get all darn excited and want to come up with one of my own - lol lol - you are not only a muse to me in several ways - your're just a world class writer and colleague.

lake erie time 9:32pm - the full moon is on the wane, but my next door neighbor still can't get all of that hair off his face .....


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

Nefarious_Misery

lol I am so glad that you liked it even if I did forget to mention you :)

poetvix

I am thrilled that you like it, its always a pleasure to have a poet that I admire so much visit

generalbrat

:) I do so liked it when my writing gets referred to as scary, thank you!!


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

always exploring

Thank you it was a lot of fun to write, I am glad that the photo is creepy enough :)

MartieCoetser

So glad that you liked it, I do agree with you that most of what we call monsters have been inspired by human acts to vile to understand, both in the past and today.. thanks for the visit :)


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h.a.chauhdary 5 years ago from Australia

i wouldn't call it scary cause i'm a night dweller myself, but it sure is AWESOME! besides u didn't mention humans - the scariest of em all- lol! Vampires, Werewolves, Dragons, Phoenixes and Gryphons are all i can deal with ;)


thepicturetheatre 5 years ago

really cool hub!


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

saddlerider1

what a wonderful comment :) thank you so much I am more then thrilled that you liked my artist creep :)

neeleshkulkarni

Ah the fae are a fickle group indeed caution is always advised when dealing with them :)

So nice to have you visit again !


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

Rosemay50

Its always a pleasure to have others like what you write, so thank you for letting me know :)

epigramman

ah Epigramman you really do wonders for my ego :)

I am simply thrilled to have you visit again and as always humbled by your high opinion of my writing... thank you


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

h.a.chauhdary

:) Awesome is a great compliment thank you, and like yourself I find humans the scariest monsters of them all much prefering the company of 'others'

thanks for the visit :)

thepicturetheatre

Thank you so much I am thrilled that you liked it!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

dancing with the devil, sleeping with the enemy. A walk on the dark side is one fun ride indeed!


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

Always fun to play with the danger of the night never a bad idea to have an escape route planned though

Glad you enjoyed it:)


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

listen nh, if i tell the faes i know you will it help!!1


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

lol I should hope so :) I tell them to expect you some time soon


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LCaverson 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, VA.

You seriously have a knack. When reading (books that is) para-normal is my favorite. I had no idea there was a forum for para normal poetry. I love it! Thank you.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

again thank you so much! I too love para-normal books and was thrilled to discover an audience for my darker poems here at hub pages, thank you so much for being a fan your support means a lot to me!


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DeborahFantasia 5 years ago from Italy

Interesting and creative !


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

thank you so very much I am glad that you liked it thanks for stopping in :)


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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

Well nighthag, I certainly learned a lot about night creatures,just waltzing through this awesome hub! Great job!Voted up!

Hope you have a great day!

M.O.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

So nice to have you visit again :) I am thrilled that you enjoyed your dance through the creatures of the night thanks for the visit and the vote up :)


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prashant angiras 5 years ago from shimla(india)

Nighthag i loved this poem,we have to enter into the dark side to get that knowledge and power,but a little mistake can make you suffer for ever,its spooky i will never try that.Your writing style deserves appreciation.


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

Some knowledge is just not worth the danger I am so glad that you enjoyed this write, thanks so much for the visit


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Rehana Stormme 5 years ago

People should be warned: Do not read this poem in the night when you are alone in your room! :D


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia Author

I am so glad you liked this! thanks for taking the time to read, even if it was late at night :)


CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

Well, my dear, you certainly have a flair for poetry, and a morbid curiosity for ghouls. :0)


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Why thank you kind sir, poetry was very new to me when I first joined hub pages now I think I enjoy it a bit too much, filling most of my poems with the dark things that hide in the night :)

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