Let’s Go Play

by cantchangeme   Jun 11, 2019

Let’s go play in the dark
Let’s go hide in the wood
I am the face in the trees
I am the blood in the road

I am the cold of the knife
I am the chafe of the rope
I am the owner of suffering
I am the killer of hope

You are the one who’s alone
I am the one with the friends
You’ll come and join them too
When I decided that this ends

I am the one with half seen smile
I use it while I’m watching your dreams
I am the noise in the night
The one that’s much more than it seems


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  • 1 year ago

    by Star

    This reminded me of the movie It. It is like the words the clown/It/Pennywise or whatever he is called, keeps telling the kids while following them.
    I also like the rhythm, it makes you want to reread the poem.

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Despite the dark tone of this piece I couldn't help hearing the musical flow in it. The first couple of lines of the first stanzas got me humming that lovely upbeat song from Mary Poppins
    "Lets go fly a kite" with images of playing hide and seek in the woods. Which was quite deliciously disconcerting when I drilled down and found that the more I read the more it was revealed that this is quite a sinister piece. "The owner of suffering, the killer of hope" and the inference that you will come and join it/his friends when it/he decides that this ends is like the thread of death or something much worse. Watching someone when they dream and are at their most vulnerable adds to the sense of foreboding and being the noise in the night the one that's much more than it seems immediately
    screams "GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!!!" A mini psychological thriller :) Milly x

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