Zishan Mahmud

Memories From Midnight

Ssshh lil' one, don't make a noise,
The evil one's lurking, he may hear your voice,
I know, untold fears creep into your mind,
Perhaps in sleep, solace you'll find...

The night is long, it's dark outside,
Don't you worry, I'll stay by your side,
Albeit the fear, I'll tuck you in,
Under blankets, you'll be safe within...

The light's flickering, I fear it'll go out,
There's a breeze blowing, eerie it sounds...
The withered leaves rustle, dancing to its tunes,
Memories from midnight, my friends in solitude.

Look at the fireflies, little beacons of hope,
Elusive they are, but a sight to behold,
Yet I fear they may be lost to a sorry plight,
Engulfed, lured in by the deceptive night...

The nocturnal mist drifts, a subtle delight,
Do you wonder child, what treasures it hides?
But let not your senses run hitherto, dear one,
The canopy of gloom may descend...and ruin all the fun...

Smile little child, it'll be all right,
Lest you be afraid, I'll hold you tight.
Sleep assured dear, the night will be gone soon,
For dawn nears as we speak...bringing with it a dulcet bloom...

Submitted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Memories From Midnight by Zishan Mahmud )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  6. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  7. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. A Character, William Wordsworth
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

Whate'er we leave to God, God does,
And blesses us;
The work we choose should be our own,
God leaves alone.

If with light head erect I sing,
...... Read complete »


Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Oranges, Emmanuel George Cefai
  2. Emperor Of Clouds, Emmanuel George Cefai
  3. The sequitur, Emmanuel George Cefai
  4. Guitars Whose Chords Move, Emmanuel George Cefai
  5. The Missing Man of Indian English Poetry.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. The waters closed, Emmanuel George Cefai
  7. The whirr of wings, Fluttering., Emmanuel George Cefai
  8. Copper And Zinc, Emmanuel George Cefai
  9. Vase of Love, Rusty Gouveia
  10. Night In A Zinc Garb, Emmanuel George Cefai
[Hata Bildir]