Learn More

Scarlett Treat

Rookie (1941 / Jug Fork, Mississippi)

Still Night


In the still night,
In the deepest, darkest night,
Where there is no night....
Monsters lurk.

In the still night, where
Not even a streetlight cast shadows,
Where there is no moonlight...
Monsters lurk.

In the still night,
in the darkest night,
Under the sheltering trees...
Monsters lurk...

For where there is no light,
In the deepest, darkest night
Where there's not even candlelight,
Monsters lurk!

In the deepest, darkest night,
Where there is no light...
Under my bed, or in my head - -
Monsters lurk!

Scarlett Treat
March 6,2008

Submitted: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Edited: Monday, May 12, 2008

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 (Still Night by Scarlett Treat )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Rose Falcone (5/2/2008 7:10:00 AM)

    Hi there Ms. Scarlett! ! I love this it reminds me of Shel Silverstein! ! ! Thank you for sharing with me! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 110 Points Ernestine Northover (3/6/2008 4:31:00 PM)

    I shall not sleep peacefully tonight, having read this one Scarlett. I shall see monsters everywhere. Jeepers! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Under my bed Eh! Oh, I hope not! ! ! !
    A monster of a poem and a great read.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 156 Points Marilyn Lott (3/6/2008 1:53:00 PM)

    Ah yes, monsters lurk everywhere when you are a child. I saw them,
    my kids saw them and now my grandkids. Even when they can't hardly
    talk they still find a way to convey 'monster! ' Great poem, Scarlett!

    Marilyn (Report) Reply

Read all 8 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. A Little While, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. The Tiger, William Blake
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. It is time for me to go home, Leong Ming Loong
  2. Forsaken For Your Sake, Asma Riaz Khan
  3. Textology - 1. Conditionals, Joseph Archer
  4. WHAT FOR?, Terry Collett
  5. 73, GRANT FRASER
  6. I Shall Not Want, Tiffany Roldan
  7. List Of Loneliness, Margaret Alice Second
  8. When I Was With My Father, Naveed Akram
  9. Sow Your Seeds, Naveed Akram
  10. we never cry, Cee Bea
[Hata Bildir]