dark descends

the dark descends and you and I
are sat alone ‘neath lowering sky
we listen as the wild wind sings
and wait in dread for what it brings
what evil fetch from netherworld
will be upon our persons hurled
what monster from the howling deep
would rend us should we dare to sleep
oh we could cry and pray aloud
for angel dressed in armour proud
who’d stand his ground with sword in hand
and guard with grace this precious land
but nought will come to cry or prayer
our words are lost in storm tossed air
and we must fall back on such might
that will protect us through the night
the bargain will be made in fear
for death or worse is coming near
and if the cost is much to pay
that waits upon another day
survival now our only goal
what matters if it cost our soul

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  1. damommza

     /  July 4, 2014

    If ever there were a dark and stormy night worth fearing, this poem would describe it best…it left me tingly and shivering and wondering how “we” were going to get out of it this time..

    The lines:
    “what monster from the howling deep
    would rend us should we dare to sleep”

    ….evoked all the fears of “The Body Snatchers” where sleep was the portal to losing your existence..

    Excellent, excellent piece…much applause for this one.

    • Thank you πŸ˜€ There are a couple of minor edits, places where my word choice could be better, but on the whole I’m pleased with it. Just don’t expect any repeats πŸ˜€

  2. I’m glad I read this in broad daylight. It gets a little spooky here in the nightynight!
    Truly enjoyed this one sunovawot.


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