The Midnight Jaunt


the night was dark and strangely eerie
void of stars and moonlight, queery...
no breeze astir, no sound or rustle...
as spirits danced in silent tussle...

the woods alit with glowing eyes
along the path screamed silent cries...
the air was chill with dark intent...
to lure all passersby, content.

barren trees with grasping fingers
extended to grab who foolish lingers.
tangled roots reached up ensnaring
all who trod across them daring.

shadows loomed, in haunting presence
refracting spooky evil essence.
beckoned all unto its prison...
to torment till the sun was risen.

the night was dark and strangely eerie
void of stars and moonlight, leery...
changed my mind for midnight jaunting
woods this night were just too daunting.

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WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona


That's great. Voted up and awesome!

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

Many thanks, kind Sir!

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CMCastro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Eerie yet Beautiful!

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Eternal Evolution 6 years ago from kentucky

very nice, love it!

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Beautiful imagery I should not want to venture into the woods this night. This work was very creative and it took me into a world of Poe adventure.

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

CMCastro, thanks! There is a little path behind my son's apt that leads into the woods and every evening when I take the dog out, he wants to venture into that dark path...that is where this came from...

EE thanks for the read and comment! Glad you liked it!

Saddlerider, thank you so very much for your visit and comment...always a pleasure to see you!

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b. Malin 6 years ago

Some woods can be scary even by daylight! Enjoyable Hub, brought me back to the woods behind my house when I lived in Conn.

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

you are right about that, b.Malin...thanks for the visit and comment!

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GusTheRedneck 6 years ago from USA

No_Clue - Tell that poem to a kid and you'll be up all night trying to get that kid to get the eyes closed. Sure was well put together with words planted along the pathway for the wind to shake so that the readers might also shake a little anyway. A finely done poem. Thanks.

Gus :-)))

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thebluestar 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

enjoyed this one, well written brings back youthful memories of cold winters evenings out with friends

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

thanks for stopping by thebluestar!Glad you enjoyed it!

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epigramman 6 years ago

...well as a writer you have the uncanny and innate ability

to stitch words together seamlessly into this brilliant poetic tapestry .....

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

epigramman, thank you...the woods were indeed daunting that night!

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Amy Becherer 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Scarier than Halloween night as the "real, but unknown" in nature chases you home. Powerful imagrey and vivid imagination combine in this mood filled piece to send chills of familiarity up my spine. Bravo!

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

Thanks, Amy! I was walking the dog that night and he was intent on venturing where this angel feared to tread! LOL

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Haunting, yeah, but oh-ever-so-beautiful!

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