Horror and Thriller Poetry posted March 12, 2014

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Too many voices--so many shadows...

Shifting Shadows

by Dean Kuch

Shifting Shadows



What's that lurking 'neath my door,

things just aren't like they were before,

my imagination, or something more;

—now clawing to get in?


The terrifying sounds they're making,

upon the wooden door, they're raking,

sanity, I'm soon forsaking,

—from fearing where they've been.


What do these shadows want from me,

why can't they simply let me be?

I entertain the thought to flee;

—to quell the haunting din.


In my mind, that's where they're lurking,

body quivers, head starts jerking,

all the while the shadows... smirking,

—just waiting to begin


Slowly, the door is opened wide,

dark shadows shifting by my side,

nowhere to run— no place to hide;

—I fear the leering grin.


Its time to go, they say to me,

realizing now —they've set me free;

my thoughts return with clarity,

—to memories of my sin.


And, as I don my coat of white,

the door is locked up nice and tight,

as screams of madness pierce the night

—inside the looney bin...


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*A special "shout-out" goes out to Teddy Bears All, for his assistance.

"Maybe I'm the one...Maybe I'm the one who is the schizophrenic psycho...yeah-
Maybe I'm the one...Maybe I'm the one who is the paranoid Flake-oh..."--Puddle of Mudd: Psycho~


Looney-bin- Mental hospital

Din- a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or
tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.

don- to put on or dress in: to don one's clothes.

Some liberties taken with punctuation.

Thanks for reading, and as always-- Pleasant Screams! Heh heh...

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