Shadows In The Night

by Lainie Reay   Jul 23, 2019


Eyes tight shut, to block out the view,
Hand covered ears, to stop the noises getting through,
Wishing and begging for a sign of daylight,
So the shadows in my darkness will disappear out of sight,
Hiding under covers, feeling terror from a stare,
Hardly think I've took a breath, couldn't, wouldn't dare,
There's whispers in the distance and shadows on the walls,
Running round and round above me, I couldn't count them all
The screams are getting louder and they've become quite clear,
It's getting very close now, the door handles moving near,
I peak above the bed sheets,To see my fate in view,
and what it is I'm met with, is a mothers love for you.

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  • 1 year ago

    by Everlasting

    Ah, this poem pulled me in and managed to take me back to the times I was scared of the dolls in the closet. That wasn’t the best feeling but seeing mom helped tremendously. Thank you for sharing.

    • 1 year ago

      by Lainie Reay

      Thank you for your comment. It was always my sisters blankets that looked like a scary face to me in the dark that scared me

  • 1 year ago

    by Walter

    This was a captivating and suspenseful read but I'm glad it had a happy ending too. I think we have all been through these moments when hearing strange sounds in the night.

    • 1 year ago

      by Lainie Reay

      I think we have. Thank you Walter

  • 1 year ago

    by Milly Hayward

    There is nothing more scary than shadows in the night for an imaginative child or creaky floor boards and as an adult the worst time is after watching a horror movie because even though you know its highly unlikely there is anything likely to jump out and get you there is always that nagging little voice that says but what if..... You have captured the mood perfectly. Milly x

    • 1 year ago

      by Lainie Reay

      Exactly! My sister always had a her blankets bunched in a way that made it look like a face staring at me. Thank you for your lovely words Milly x

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