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The Midnight Jaunt

Updated on March 3, 2011

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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    • BeyondMax profile image


      6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

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

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

    • Amy Becherer profile image

      Amy Becherer 

      7 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!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

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

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

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      thanks for stopping by thebluestar!Glad you enjoyed it!

    • thebluestar profile image

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

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

    • GusTheRedneck profile image

      Gustave Kilthau 

      7 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 :-)))

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      7 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.

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      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!

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      7 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.

    • Eternal Evolution profile image

      Eternal Evolution 

      7 years ago from kentucky

      very nice, love it!

    • CMCastro profile image

      Christina M. Castro 

      7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Eerie yet Beautiful!

    • No_Clue profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Many thanks, kind Sir!

    • WillStarr profile image


      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona


      That's great. Voted up and awesome!


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