Darlene Walsh

Freshman - 2,011 Points (1994 / Philadelphia)

Shadows in the Dark


The night was dark, house dreary true
I opened the gate and crept through
Shadows of specters fill my sight
In fear of monsters that may bite

With moon bright and dim star light
To my right is a great fright
Dim light makes phantoms dance and sway
To my left shall I run away

Goblins and ghosts I conjure
My safety I must ponder
Step by step I further walk
Mouth dry like dust I'll never talk

Is my fear up in a tree
To look up as I may see
Under which I think to stroll
About to pounce, is there a troll

Or the crack upon next I tread
Or carnivorous vines that I dread
Will it cause mothers back to break
Or a quick snack of me they make

Step by step I slowly walked
Pray and hope door is unlocked
A fear in my heart I accept
Into the darkness I have crept

Stairs that creek under my feet
In my chest pounding heart beat
Echoing loudly in my ears
Trembling eyes swelling with tears

On the porch quaking I look around
New fears in my heart I have found
Shadows dance in candle lit window
Four arms and horns to scare a hero

Again I creep upon the stairs
Upon my neck stand straight my hairs
Flickering porch light starts to sway
My feet have turned to miry clay

While ready to run I ring the bell
In fear more than words can tell
Feet planted firmly I try to stay
The door creeks and I can't look away

Wide opened the door is the sign
Time now to speak the important line
Hoping for something chocolate or sweet
Brave and tall, I say Trick-or-Treat

Submitted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Edited: Friday, October 31, 2014

Topic of this poem: humorous


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