Evil's Cavern


By: Wayne Brown

Dusty cobwebs span the halls of a dark cavern walk

Distant, strained voices rant in an unfamiliar talk

Darkness abounds within the distance of these walls

Nothing here for protection as the voice of Evil calls

All the senses are keen; the heart beats a telling sound

The feel of Evil is about; telling signs are all around

Hair stands upon the neck; a scream caught in the throat

Light shines upon the words those here before have wrote

Cast not your fate in this cavern deep; turn and run away

For if you venture too far in, then in this place you’ll stay

The time is now to make your choice; your path must reverse

Leave this cavern lest the evil within will forever be your curse

A chilling breeze from behind warns against turning back

Voices beg to stay the course, move ahead along the track

Fear resides in every nerve, curiosity turns on every sound

Breeze beckons to move on to the place where evil abounds

Step by step in darkness blind; fear beyond all senses

Then the sound of evils’ breath; deadly silence commences

The breathing, so slow, so deep, so raspy in its pace

Evil awaits its prey in the dark blindness of this space

A horrid smell is upon the air; a putrid, rotting odor

Still the breathing, louder now, coming from every quarter

The desire to run so strong but where is the way back?

All light is gone; only darkness; no way to find the track

The sum of all fears run up the spine; heart beats like a drum

Evil knows that I’m here; been waiting for me to come

I step further into the darkness and feel hot breath on my skin

Life is suddenly sucked from my lungs as Evil pulls me in

Go not into mind’s dark caverns where your fears reside

Stay in the light; let curiosity’s wonderment subside

For in the dark cobwebs, Evil’s ugliness patiently awaits

To light upon your fearful soul and forever cast your fate

©Copyright WBrown2011. All Rights Reserved.


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Wayne great piece of literature, enjoyed it and the video as well,


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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

I really enjoyed this. It pulled me in and I too did not want to turn back. The cadence was great.

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Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Sounds like a fun place for a Halloween party! Shivers...

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

You are a great writer Wayne. And this is perfect for those times when evil seems to spread across the earth. We know goodness shall overcome though. This gave me a shiver anyway.

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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Evil does lay in wait for it's next victim. That's why we should remain vigilant. And stay away from caverns!

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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

I loved this. Read so much in it. Wayne, once again you've impressed me off my chair. Voted up and absolutely brilliant. These are my favorite phrases....

"Go not into mind’s dark caverns where your fears reside

Stay in the light; let curiosity’s wonderment subside"

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Very good, Wayne! A real winner, and voted that way.

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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wow! This is a great poem creepy poem. Enjoyed it very much. Awesome and Up

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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Perfect words for this time of year!...Up and awesome!

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Terrific poetry Wayne, voting up.

Best wishes MM

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@50 Caliber...Thanks much, Dusty...just starting the feel that eerie aspect of the approaching Halloween. WB

@homesteadbound..Thank you. Those cobwebs got me started and it just flowed from there...guess I cleared out a few cobwebs in the process. LOL! WB

@Austinstar...Yeah, well, I ain't goin'...Halloween or not! LOL! WB

@Hypenbird...Evil has a presence of its own...as I tried to state in this verse. Thanks much! WB

@A.A. Zavala...It's those mental caverns that are the darkest and th deepest with so many things unknown jumping from the dark. WB

@MartieCoetser...Surely it is "curiosity" which drives us to search our mental caverns. Sometimes the things which lurk there are the scariest of all for us. Thanks much, Martie. WB

@WillStarr...Thanks much, Will. Glad you liked it. WB

@writer20...Tis' the season as they say! Thank you! WB

@CMerritt...Thanks Chris, that was my hope that I could find "those words" that struck a note of the season. WB

@Movie Master...Thank You! WB

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anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Darkness is a temptation, yes. I choose to stay where I can be enlightened.

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Wayne - this was creepy and dark and scary and grim,

I'm off to the window to let the snnshine in.

Tonight I'm sleeping with the lights ON! Guaranteed.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@anndavis25...Whatever happen to "don't go into the light! don't go into the light?" LOL! WB

@drbj...I guess you don't plan to interview "Evil" anytime soon, huh, Doc? Ha! Happy Halloween! WB

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LuxmiH 5 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

What a brilliant piece, had me gripped right there on the rajor edge of fear.

I totally agree with Hyphenbird's comment.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@LuxmiH...Thank you...I'm in the Halloween spirit this week! Ha! WB

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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Brilliant and very creepy!!! Up and awesome.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@breakfastpop...Thanks so much, Poppy...glad you had fun with it. WB

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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Great scribe Wayne, I don't know about entering those caverns, one never knows what he/she will be confronted with. What lurks beneath and within is always a surprise and it may be the last one we ever get. Scary thoughts for Halloween, well done my friend.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@saddlerider1...Yes, the human mind and emotion can be faar more creative than any monsters which exist in real life. Much more! Thanks. WB

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femmeflashpoint 5 years ago


We're maybe gonna need to post a sign on your profile ... "BEWARE - ALL DARE TO ENTER!!"

Some impressive hooky-spooky stuff you're churning out right before Halloween!!

Gotta go - I think I hear a wolf howling!! ;)

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@femmelflashpoint...I do get a little odd in the Halloween season. Werewolves and things you know. If you have not yet read from my last year's pieces, try "A Cabin In The Woods"...I think you'll like it. WB

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femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

TY Wayne, I'd love to!

BTW - do we get to have any guys with pale skin, slicked back hair and long eye-teeth who like red beverages for dinner tossed into the mix?

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@femmelflashpoint...That'd be your vampire types. I have not dealt in their domain as of yet...don't care much for close-neck shirts and silk lapels! LOL! I might get there though! WB

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saddlerider1 5 years ago

LoL I almost spit my coffee out with this comment about silk lapels LOL and close neck shirts.:LoL come on dude, I know you got it in ya to write a real hummer of a Vampire tale.

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femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Sorry Wayne - you're an officer and a southerner, therefore thinking outside the box should be an easy feat, lol.

You can just maybe have him leave his ascot untied and cover his lapels with a cape. :D

How's that?

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@saddlerider1...I'll give it some thought. For some reason I can't get the image of Vincent Price out of my head! LOL! WB

@femmelflashpoint...I'll look around for some inspiration! LOL! WB

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femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Wayne, this sort of stuff is one of my three weaknesses. On the far right, I have Frank Peretti. In the middle, I have Dean Koontz. And, the far left is occupied by Mr. King. For a conservative, you're swinging wayyyyyy left, lol!

Great works, I'm really enjoying reading them!

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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Chills and thrills...just in time for Hallow's Eve. We always have that tiny light of curiosity that peaks our imginations into the darkness where our instincts tell us not to stray. But we do anyway...well, at least until we get a bit older. :-) Cool poem; up and awesome.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@femmelflashpoint...It's the liberal side of my imagination at work! LOL! WB

@Genna East...Thanks, Genna. I was not sure I had another Halloween poem in me but out they came! WB

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Loved the poem and especially when I listened to the video and read it again:->. I actually love that music!

But dang it, this would be the only night that my husband is out of town without me....thanks! Lol

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife...Woooo, sorry Kelly! Bad timing huh? Think good thoughts say like....The Cards losing to the Rangers in Arlington again tonight! LOL! WB

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