Silence Of The Night (poem)

I never knew the silence of the night

Its gripping ripping weight upon my soul

Each ticking of my heart can feel its toll

As countless waves of ever steal the light


As loom of empty nothing takes control

The shadows of some fear wait out of sight

What dark unknown will quench their appetite

What part of me will help to make them whole


And there I sit alone and so aware

So held by terror that I could not scream


I searched the darkness for some mercy there

As o’er my body silent creepings stream


I closed my eyes amid last gasp of air

Won’t someone please awake me from this dream

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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

wow ..really like this ..kinda dark, but edgy..1

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Kinda dark? No... really dark and terribly frightening. I could not watch the video all the through, as it gave me chills! Yikes

Sweet dreams .... Not ....

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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Awesome poem, Martin...different from your usual. I loved it! I haven't been around much lately. So glad I popped in for this! Thank you!

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bearnmom 3 years ago from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This reminds me of the dreams from my childhood. As far as the video I could never watch even movie previews of this nature then. Very powerful imagery.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Wow, I certainly hope it's a dream! How awful to see and feel yourself die!

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Powerful imagery. Dark and brooding .......

Excellent poem!

Martin, one of your best!!


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Very nicely written, as usual! I hate nightmares. It's good to have someone beside you who can wake you up and comfort you when that happen!

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Eeek! What a horrible nightmare! Dark, creepy and so well written.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

One never knows the turns that dreams will take. The only ones that I ever recall are the strange ones that make no sense, or the scary ones. Go figure!

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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very powerful and descriptive poem, Martin.

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vkwok 3 years ago from Hawaii

Really dark stuff. Awesome and intense.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Your poetry brings me to new heights. Passing this on.

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