Darlene Walsh

Silver Star - 4,136 Points (1994 / Philadelphia)

Shadows In The Dark - Poem by Darlene Walsh

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


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Happy Halloween

Comments about Shadows In The Dark by Darlene Walsh

  • Gold Star - 6,146 Points Mj Lemon (5/28/2015 10:22:00 PM)

    This is phenomenal...that last line....truly, a great release. Well done. A 10. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,068 Points Kanav Justa (9/6/2014 10:17:00 AM)

    ..great use of rhyming words.... nice (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 274 Points Words' Knight (8/25/2014 6:22:00 AM)

    This is sublime. I find the title very interesting. well written, keep up the good work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, October 31, 2014


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