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Author Name: FreeCleanMan 5 Comments
Date Added: March 05, 2005 14:03:41 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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A shadow passed my window late last night,

Pitch black against the brightness of the light

Cast by the bright full moon above the roofs

Of the dark, sleeping houses opposite.

The shadow was a shapeless thing but seemed

To be a living, conscious entity.

As it passed my window, I thought I heard

It say the words “You’ll be in my world soon”.

Did I really hear those dreadful words, or

Was it simply my imagination?

What was that thing? Was it all just a dream,

Or did I really see and hear some being that

Was sent to tell me of approaching death?

Was it a warning, of a fate that I

Could avoid if I took care of my soul,

Or a promise of some terror to come,

The reward for a life misspent,

During which I had served only myself,

And thought little of those worse off than me?

Is it too late? Is there time to repent?





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Comment By: FreePia Andersson on April 24, 2005 01:29:18 PM Report
Shadows are passing by from time to time in our lives ..Perhaps its God drawing our attention to things in our lives that needs to be changed ..Wishing you a beautiful sunny evening With love Pia
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on March 24, 2005 01:00:26 PM Report
Great poem full of dark misgivings. As far as it pertains to you...methinks you have nothing to worry about! The pleasure you give to the world with your writing more than out weighs your "dark side"...or does it? lol
Alison SW
Comment By: FreeSavanahB on March 16, 2005 04:13:22 PM Report
OK Paul, you creeped me out! To me, the scariest things are 'undefined' terrors and this is a sterling example of what I mean. You have definitely sent the chills running! Nice work - Savanah
Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on March 5, 2005 05:15:21 PM Report
Be it nothing more than a served you well.

Splendid lead the reader to a conclusion (of repentance...just in case) without them even suspecting that is is occurring.

I do like this one...the mood you develop compliments the topic you ponder. Excellent!

Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on March 5, 2005 04:55:21 PM Report
Good work, Peter. This is so Poe. I love it. Well done. ML


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