Lizzy Scott

Darkness Has Undone Me - Poem by Lizzy Scott

This is a short story, not a poem

So dark… my foot steps echo off the cool damp walls. I plunge through the darkness, in a desperate act to get away from what was following me…

Terrified, I search for some way out from under ground… razor like teeth, It could tear me apart within seconds.

I can almost feel it snapping at my heels, whatever it is… out, I have to get out! !

To the surface. Away from… It. The terror of my nightmares, it has come to haunt me once again.

Over the days I had felt it lurking around every corner of the tunnel, I couldn’t get away, I couldn’t sleep,

I couldn’t get out, and now as I ran for my life I could hear its growl and the earth trembled.

I knew it, it was waiting until I grew weak before it leapt for its prey…

Now I wasn’t even so sure that I would live to see the sunlight. I was on the verge that I was so tired I could hallucinate,

or dropp on the floor stone cold from exhaustion.

Closer, was it getting closer, or farther away? I couldn’t hear it any more, all I could hear was my heart.

Daylight had been present for a few hours now, which surprised me because I had suspected the creature would launch its attack during the night…

Its plan had not been foiled, it had caught me by surprise. Exactly what the creature had wanted.

If I had lost the creature, I’m sure it would find me again from the pounding of my heart.

I could hear the blood in my ears pounding, sounding like the noise was reverberating through the cave.

I couldn’t even think any more. But I did know I couldn’t stop running, I had to get out.

As the tunnel curved upward, I could hear the monster again, it had found me. Maybe if I could get to the surface fast enough,

I could find somewhere to hide. The sound of the monsters hideous growl was louder than ever, making my head throb from it.

I could see some daylight, maybe there was hope after all!

Faster, faster, I have to get above ground… Light! ! ! !

The vibrations clashing with the loose debris clumps of rock and dirt made me falter and slip,

And as I plummeted back into the dark hole, it was right on top of me….

AAAAAAAH! ! ! ! ! ! !


“Honey? ” “Yeah? ” “I think I just ran over that pesky varmint with the lawn mower! ! '

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 29, 2010

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