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Scream In the night-poetry..A poem

Updated on March 23, 2011

Why a poem

words are gift that writers use to share their dreams with others, but sometimes words are a way for the soul to speak. to me that is the beauty of poetry. from the high joys to the deep dark of human emotion, it can all be expressed through a poem.

this is an older poem, from my past.... I am sharing it in the hopes of letting certain emotions free.

Scream in the night.....

Did you hear me scream?

The still of the night shattered

Or did you think it nothing more than a dream

As my whole world fractured.


Did you think to step out?

Into the unknown dangers of the night

To see what the screaming was about

While you stayed safe in the light.


Safe behind your door

As I cried for aid

Did you hear the evil roar?

As my body he did invade


As it carved up my soul

Did you think to call?

As he swallowed my innocence whole

Did you do anything at all?


I fought a desperate losing battle

Surrounded by hundreds yet no one came

We all knew i would lose the struggle

Humiliated alone and shamed


Yet still you stay

Listening to my pain

Too scared to move, not sure what to say

So shocked, frozen into frightened refrain.


So stay safe behind your locks

Knowing while i scream

The evil will never ever knock

Upon your own house of dreams


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      K.A.E Grove 6 years ago from Australia

      thank you so much! you are right in that means a lot to me, I don't think I could bring myself to change even a word of this piece as its way too personal to want to change it to suit others, but I am so very touched that you both took the time to read it and to love such a thoughtful comment. it means a lot to me thank you

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      Midianite 6 years ago from Australia

      Voted up. Such a deep poem. I cannot really give any advice, or criticism in how you could better this piece, because if only slightly altered, all meaning would be lost.

      You did a great job in constructing this piece - It is obvious how much it means to you!

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      K.A.E Grove 7 years ago from Australia

      Thank you it means a lot to me that others may be getting something out of this poem, it was hard to share, but the deeply personal stuff always is....

      thank you so much for letting me know what you thought, it means a Lot to me...

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      LaurieDawn 7 years ago

      What beautiful haunting words. I can feel the pain, the emotions. Thank you for sharing them. It takes a lot of courage to write about pain.



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      K.A.E Grove 7 years ago from Australia

      thankyou...this poem is one of the very pieces that i can say wrote itself. it turned an unspoken feeling into something that speaks far deeper than i ever thought possible..

      thank you for your comments, it means a lot coming from a writer i respect so much..

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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ...don't hold back - sincerity in art is everything - and when you write from the heart the mind will always follow ..... and this is poetry at its most pure profound level .....

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      K.A.E Grove 7 years ago from Australia

      thank you, it was a dark time in my life, and difficult to share, but i am glad that i have let it go, free me up for better brighter days ahead

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      Brenden 7 years ago from Australia

      Brought a heavy emotion out in me.. Feeling a tad Monstrous toward someone out there and if I had a wish I would have used it for you. Thanks for sharing (shook me a bit)

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      K.A.E Grove 7 years ago from Australia

      sometimes the hardest things to share are the very things that need to be shared.

      thank you for letting me know what you thought, it was hard to share, but i felt maybe it was time to stop hiding it in the dark

      (it may have cursed my page tracker, showing no page views at all yet 2 comments? very strange)

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      De Greek 7 years ago from UK

      What a shocking, frightening, painful cry, yet wonderful poetry at the same time. Too painful to read. It must have been painful to share.

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      K.A.E Grove 7 years ago from Australia

      I a bit was nervous posting such a personal piece,but I am touched you took the time to read it.thankyou

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      Sage Williams 7 years ago

      nighthag- Powerful poem, I'm at a loss for words.