Karen Eisenlord


Hitchhiking With The Devil - Poem by Karen Eisenlord

A lone hitchhiker,
I travel this road
Hoping to find my way
Through this maze, back home.

For I am lost
In the dark of the night,
Will my soul be the cost
Through all of this strife?

I am sitting at a bus stop,
A car pulls up in front of me;
His face dark, eyes I cannot see-
A shadow is all he seems to be.

“Don’t you remember me? ” he wheezes,
As I try to ignore him and look the other way.
“We met on the school-yard bleachers;
I always wanted you to stay and play.”

“No, ” I say, looking at faceless features,
“We have never met anywhere before.”
He looks like a hideous creature,
As I walk away, he spoke no more.

I hear him drive away into the distance,
Then I come back to the bus stop, most hesitant.
It doesn't take long for another car to arrive;
A strange man with a hat covering his eyes.

“I am your friend, ” he says. “Come with me;
A ride is what you are waiting for, I see.'
Deep inside I feel this is the Devil after me,
I firmly tell him, “NO! ” and ask him to leave.

After he is long gone, a third car comes by;
I recognize the man, a neighbor, this time.
Thinking it is safe, I get into his car;
I realize my mistake before we get very far.

Insidious eyes look at me, provoking my fear;
A sardonic voice tells me he finally will win.
“I have been after you for a long time my dear.
Don’t you remember me? ” he says with a grin.

I try to scream, but no sound will come out;
The car door locks, and the windows close.
I am strapped in and I cannot move about;
I try to escape, but my entire body froze.

“Finally I have you, ” he fiendishly yells;
Don’t you know I have always been your friend? ”
For I am the Old Devil, your Forever Fellow.
I will be with you till the end; welcome to Hell! ”

Quatrains in alternating rhyme.

Topic(s) of this poem: dark


Comments about Hitchhiking With The Devil by Karen Eisenlord

There is no comment submitted by members..



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


Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 24, 2015



[Report Error]