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MIDNIGHT



A man could go
Into the woods at midnight,
A man could lose
His way at twilight;
A man could lose
His mind from fright,
A man could die
Of fright, at midnight.

A beast could stalk
In the dark of night,
A panting could be heard
Just beyond sight;
Death could creep in
The shadows of twilight,
A man could soon die
At midnight.

A woman could walk
Through a park at night,
A man could stalk her
Just out of sight;
A woman defiled
At twilight,
Rape and death abound
At midnight.

THE END
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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A man could go Into the woods at midnight, A man could lose His way at twilight;

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