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Terror By The Night (Poem)

Updated on December 7, 2015

I felt the stranger there lurking in the night

Amidst the shadow’s glow

The moonlight couldn’t know

The terrors it might sow

There midst the fog of the night

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Oh is there someone please listen to my plight

In bed at home alone

Afraid to reach the phone

In touch with my unknown

Trapped in the snare of my plight

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It was the terror by the night

Created out of my own plight

A vision hidden from my sight

Created for my own delight

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I know its waiting there somewhere out of sight

The tension that it owns

To take its final toll

What is it that I owe

Made me the key of its sight

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Why can’t I stop this please what is its delight

To put my soul in tow

A face that couldn’t show

My ending soon to know

Shared in some stranger’s delight

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It was the terror by the night

Created out of my own plight

A vision hidden from my sight

Created for your own delight

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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Oh this was delightfully scary.

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      What kept coming to my mind is "You shall not be afraid on the terror by night" from the Protection Psalm (91); but here it is being afraid of one's own thoughts. Good poetry!

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Scary good!

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