Doom and Gloom

Old Hag

In the dead of night while the peaceful sleep
In through my window demons creep
While all are lost in sleeps embrace
With nightmares I come face to face

The waves of fear wash calm away
Rational thought is led astray
This is the thing I fear the most
Haunted by this shadow ghost

This devil crawls across my floor
A shapeless form that I abhor
I see those eyes so deep and old
I feel the touch so dead and cold

With open eyes and muffled pleas
Besieged by evil no one sees
Paralysed with fear & dread
Alone and helpless in my bed

For some the night time offers dreams
For others only tortured screams
For sleep is just a slice of death
A taste before your final breath

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Poem Edited: Friday, January 21, 2011

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  • Late OctoberLate October (8/4/2020 4:06:00 PM)

    Reading this, It feels like some very old tune or melody from childhood. Doom & Gloom / In his room / writes a poem / of a very old tune. 👻

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  • Dion Barker (8/6/2007 9:19:00 AM)

    i liked that one......... and some very true i know it is for my children sometimes....... thanks

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  • Ann BeardAnn Beard (7/11/2007 11:12:00 PM)

    This is my favourite of your poems. magical.

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  • Margery Rehman (7/2/2007 9:50:00 AM)

    A very good poem; imagery and language excellent.
    Hag-ridden indeed, but holds some magic for me.
    Regards.

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  • Marilyn LottMarilyn Lott (5/30/2007 10:01:00 AM)

    This reminds me of my childhood. I would place myself in the very middle of my bed because I was sure there were 'something' that could get me if I hung over the edge. Thankfully, I outgrew it! Great poem.
    Marilyn

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  • Emma Campbell (5/14/2007 7:21:00 AM)

    creepy...... really nicely written.
    feels like you're talking.
    lovely beat!

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  • C.R. Ebowski (4/24/2007 11:06:00 PM)

    I enjoyed greatly. Well written.
    CR

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  • Barry Van Allen (4/6/2007 11:50:00 PM)

    D & G,
    Please let me ask the question ...
    Is it Doom and Gloom? ,
    or Gloom and Doom ? ,
    ... with that attitude?
    ... OR Harry Houdini?
    B.V.A.

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  • Chuck Audette (3/20/2007 11:35:00 AM)

    Loved it! A chilling poem perfect for reading late at night or near Halloween! -chuck

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  • Robert E Hann (3/20/2007 8:28:00 AM)

    Whew! That's some heavy stuff...and all too real...
    even in the daylight. See my
    'CHAOS' for a similar perspective. Robert

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