Scarlett Treat

(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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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