In My Room (poem)

I feel its heartbeat there beyond the door

As here I lay imprisoned by my bed

With thoughts of fear now racing through my head

To shout he’s here the one you’re searching for


It’s then I hear the doorknob slowly turn

I cling to sheets for safety they provide

Another sleep a safer place to hide

A cloud of ifs my mind began to churn


Is that its footsteps now within my room

Or merely madness my mind has set free

Surprising how long time’s second can be

For coward who runs away from his doom


So thus I must face the cause of this strife

The last thing I saw was passing of…

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Yikes! Very interesting with a sudden "death" ending . . . In His Love, Faith Reaper

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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Great work. Hope I can sleep tonight!

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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

Creepy and Awesome!!!!

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Intriguing and I now try to go to sleep!

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

There are 3 words that can replace ...

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Mh -

... wife as she returned from the bathroom after taking off her make-up....the horror of it all!

Sorry, it's a personality flaw I have. Versatility is the spice of life and you're getting spicier with each offering! Great Job, my friend! Awesome!

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dghbrh 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Gosh..............thank God here it is day start now....though I don fear ghosts and all.(yes..true).....but your this poem has such a chilling effect to it,,,,ummmm hope you getting me as I am exactly can not describe it. You are getting really kind of more chilling, icy, interestingly captivating etc etc ( rcrmple has already said spicier above) with every new poem.

Thanks for sharing this one....I hope you have something to post during the day somethings happier....will wait for sure.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Love this, you know Halloween is just around the corner so expecting a spooky one for that :)

Laughing at rcrumple's comment :)

Awesome and suspenseful (is that a word?)

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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania


Awesome job here buddy! Suspenseful and captivating!

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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

That music video and poem was scary!

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Under the covers, that's where I'm going! Yikes! Great poem.

Voted up.

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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Scary, scary, Hatter. We'll be celebrating the month of the Hungry Ghosts in Singapore starting tomorrow. This is one for the occasion!

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

This poem can either be scary or funny

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Janhorner 4 years ago

I have many a dream where I think someone or thing is in my bedroom. I then fight to stay awake terrified I will go back into the ghostly dream...then I get mad and say, "alright bring it on," and whatever is gone and I sleep soundly!

Brilliant poem, and yes you can take it either way!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I read it twice and didn't find it funny, but i did find it scary..BOO..HA..Another great poem..

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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Brilliant work Mhatter. Song choice was perfect as well. Voted up, awesome, and interesting

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travmaj 4 years ago from australia

So intriguing - I can't decide - any more clues on the elusive three words?

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

insert the word life or knife the poem is scary

insert the word wife the poem is hilarious

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travmaj 4 years ago from australia

Doh! Thank you - well done.

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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Passing of what...of what... Now I'll be thinking of that for a while. Very intriguing poem.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

This reminded me of one of those heart pounding scenes in the movie The Haunting. lol

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

I like the feel of encourages one to use one's own mind.

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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

The inevitability of facing ones on last fears must be a trying circumstance. GBY. Interesting hub.

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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

I just felt goosebumps on me at the end of the poem that wasn't there. Cleverly done!

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