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A Haunting Poem: It's Not The Darkness Scares Me Tis The Shadows I Cannot See

Updated on May 31, 2017
Scared of The Dark!
Scared of The Dark!

It's Not The Darkness Scares Me

It's not the darkness scares me

nor the night that always dawns.

A dusky sight that haunts me

behind closed curtains drawn.

The blackness, I do not fear.

Tis the shadows, I cannot see.

I know they lurk there.

They watch me from a distance

waiting for me.

Soulless, gargoyles


I hear them softly call my name

I smell their breath,

sickly, sticky, sweet.

My mind is failing, slowly

I am going Insane.

I choose the madness

they will have me in death.

Soft tapping on my window pane

Tap, tap, tap

a long fingernail

Tap, tap, tap

Driving my thoughts...

further from my mind

all I hear and see

these creatures that wish to take me.

I cannot think

only of them, outside in the world

watching me.

The shadows come

in the blackness of night

dead men walking

they move in an eerie silence

out of sight.

I wait each day as the night draws in.

A prisoner, in the dark.

A plight of committed sin.

Cocooned in a web

black with despair

weaved with delicate care

wanton offspring

ready to bear.

A growing brood of lost souls

wonder through the darkness.

Low wails, tormented cries

echo in the dead of night.

A prayer lingers on my lips

time ticks

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

I hear a voice inside my head.

All lies, all lies, all lies

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

Tap, tap, tap

Tap, tap, tap

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

A strangled scream

lodged within my throat

threatens to erupt, explode.

Out there in the midnight black

the monsters roam

I wait out the night

I wait for the things in the dark to go.

They leave at sunlight

for now this is so.

My mind is weaker

every single day.

Thoughts are lost

drowned in terror.

My fears grow

the grey of winter, well on her way.

Days grow darker, nights stay longer.

The creatures will come,

they have time to plan.

To catch me,

when I do not know

they are hiding there.

To catch me,

when I am unaware.

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

Condemned by demons a losing fight.

I cannot hide forever, this they know.

They have me in their sight,

it's not the darkness scares me

tis the shadows in the night.

They are growing, I know there are more.

I see them when they come;

dark shapes in the greying light.

They look for me.

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

Tap, tap, tap

There are others, they are coming.

I curse the blackness, I cannot see.

Tap, tap, tap

It's not the darkness scares me

Tis the evil in the night.

It's not the darkness scares me

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock

Tis the shadows, I must fight.

Tap, tap, tap...

© 2010 Gabriel Wilson


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