One Single Tear

It started out as one single tear,

and then it became an incredible nightmare,

in there, the air would carry the moans,

she stood still,

as if she had become the stones,

the mist would spray her face,

and that somehow soothed,

but in the damp place,

not even the soft tendrils

of her hair moved,

she was listening,

and her emotions would strain,

there was only the low backdrop

of the wind and rain,

her eyes moved over the dark terrain,

and then fixed on the beast,

it moved closer with a rustling sound,

even closer, knuckles dragging on the ground,

scraping, but it was steady,

the beast was ready,

and drawing near,

it had a limping step,

but one that she could hear,

dragging slowly across the earth,

bringing with it, so much fear,

she was frightened,

as she felt the pains

in her temple tighten,

the horrible image left mental stains

a terror passing through her veins,

the beast stood directly in front of her,

as all hope drains.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

This is an interesting read, though emotion you evoke is little frightening.

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Joesy Shmoesy 5 years ago from New England

Yes! Very cool.

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Cyndi10 5 years ago from Georgia

Loved it. Once again you've found a way to go dark and chilling. Are you also the photographer? I like the photos you find.

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jesusmyjoy 5 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

Nicely put but I would rather be in the light, Jesus is the LIGHT. I always try to get away from the darkness.and Light can kill darkness..put a candle in a dark room watch how it destroys the darkness around us..Jesus Christ guides me through the darkness with His light..I will vote up because you seem to be a good writer..God bless you.

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jesusmyjoy 5 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

Can I Ask who is the girl, how did she get to where she's at and where is she,is something chasing her,??sorry hope you dont mind i just reading it over a few times, makes me think about the Character..if you dont want to answer its ok..i understand..hope you will read some of my hubs..God bless you.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks jesusmyjoy for you comment... It's only a fictional character in a fictional nightmare..:) also thank you Cindi Josy and Vin and you too Senoritaa :)

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