That Night (poem)

Terror and madness in words

The light

That night

A fright

Took flight


The sight

A knife


My plight


So trite

My life

Once bright



Its might

Did end

That night

Not right


Its plight

To rend

From sight

Held tight



To dust

Life’s rite




For lust

A blight

To right


And spite

That night

This fright

Took flight

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

wow..impressive piece Mhatter

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

A unique piece that you have composed in its meter and rhythmic cadence. Very emotional and expressive,in conveying a strong feeling of dread, regret and sorrow. Thanks for sharing his.

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Amazingly terrifying!!!! I was too scared to even finish watching the video. Voted up and awesome In His Love, Faith Reaper

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ashleeosborn 4 years ago

Great writing. I loved the rhythm. Not great to read just before going to be though.

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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Like a scary nightmare.

Awesome most two-word arrangement! I'm too chicken to click on the video awhile ago being alone in the living room and don't want to see that "face" on my way to the bedroom later, but now that my dog is right near me, I can watch it. Voted for awesomeness!

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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia sure changed gears on this one. Like the other readers, I'm too chicken to watch the video. The poem was enough to keep me up tonight. But, I loved it in spite of its darkness.

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Valleypoet 4 years ago

A dark and menacing read...good job my friend:-))

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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

great read, Martin, thank you so much.

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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Awesome how you did this. Great spooky read.

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janshares 4 years ago from Washington, DC

Oooooo. Oooo. Scareeee. Brilliant. Voted up.

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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Spooky but very eloquent! I don't know much about poetry, but yours is simple to understand, yet very well composed!

Take care - voted up and away


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mizjo 4 years ago from New York City, NY

Gads, I don't know which photo is scarier! And your word picture - aaahhh!

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Hitchcock would be proud of you, very clever video.

So... you're stepping over to the dark side. be afraid, be very afraid. :) Loved it.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wooah............Frightful................Loved your rhyming technique!!!

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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Great poem it had a Gothic feel to it, you are on the edge of the dark side .

well done and awesome !

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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

I was terrified by the madness of your words and expecting a rather terrifying got me there.

Brilliant way to play with words.

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

one can just feel the terror with the choppy words. Great.job!

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Janhorner 4 years ago

Very different type of poem. Bloody thirsty, with a passionate after taste.

Voted up,


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Well that was scary.

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