Quiet Of The Night


A thin scream rose into the night,

her eyes moved frantically

into the darkness then the light,

she heard the bedroom door groan,

something chilled her right to the bone,

and a faint whisper became a moan,

a sweep crossed her floor like a broom,

so she moved into the corner of the room,

and at that same moment

she let out a gasp,

then a voice spoke

in a language she could not grasp,

her fear lingered like a rain cloud,

then she heard foot-steps,

deliberate and loud,

something was in the room with her,

but the door had not moved,

the furniture started tipping,

her nerves were flipping,

pounding and ripping, sweat dripping,

voices would call,

as she grabbed the corner wall,

the horror kept burning,

as she heard the door latch turning,

her heart was beating

in the palm of her hand,

and the voice made a spoken command,

this time it was clear,

as clear as sudden fear,

and she just stood there,

her breath laboring,

voices with no sight,

as her sanity took flight,

her reality had failed to fight,

her body was aching

and she was breathing deep,

in the quiet of the night.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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Comments 19 comments

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I have noticed, you explore a woman's emotions in most of your poems. What ever your reasons are, I just love it.


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL VG you are the best.... but if a man was alone in that room fear wouldn't be so believable right?


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

I agree!


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Senoritaa 5 years ago

Curious to know what happened next, though as I sit and read this in the quiet of the night I'm probably better off not knowing!


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Mr Frank, the mystery unfolds she is sweating refusing to fight back so is it a fight or the wow factor?

Already made my guess , but I won't say , could make a big mess, saying what I think.

Chilling and the famous trademark of Mr Frank

Great work, suspense to the last sec!

Bless


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks for reading senorita.. and sky as always you are the best!


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

A great morning to you my Brethren , may the most High shower you with the most heart warming and thrilling inspirations this day.

Bless.


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you my friend and as for you as well!


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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Sorry Frank and I am smiling , because I am watching 2hundred and something hubs , but where are they , oh , you are in trouble now , if you don't know for what , then you will .

Lol he he he lol. my bad but I corrected it.


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pan1974 5 years ago from Columbus,Ga

Great poem, left me in suspense.


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

sky and pan1974 you guys rock!


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Frank,

A brilliantly created poem;I could almost sense the fear myself ,so vivid your description.

I vote up up and away.

Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks eddy for checking out my quiet


Valleypoet 4 years ago

You created an eerie and tense atmosphere here Frank, it kept me gripped right to the end..Good write my friend:-))


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

I was going for that Valleypoet :)


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D.Juris Stetser 4 years ago from South Dakota

voted awesome, beautiful, Up and interesting. Great job - TOO great. some of these images are going to follow me to bed tonight. Wow, what atmosphere you created here! Sharing of course. If I'm gonna' have nightmares, Everybody's gonna have em!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you for reading my quiet D.Juris


skyronel sciopio 3 years ago

Whats up Frank , stopped by to see how you were .

Bless and keep up the great work..


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you sky thanks for the visit

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