THE DARK OF THE NIGHT



Night evil beckons
Darkness roars down on its prey,
Unwary below.

Darkness comes:
Evil creeps upon you,
Using the shadows for cover.

Dark moon overhead
Foreteller of great evil,
Creeping, slinking death.

Whirling images of
Faces and hands, in the dark night;
Closing in on you.

Dark shadows beckon:
Evil in the night; you can’t
Resist its sweet call.

Night’s dark shadows hide
All manner of evil,
Lurking just beyond sight.

Through the dark night woods
Run evil, loping creatures,
Hunting human prey.

Dark shapes are crouching
On fearful elder structures,
Readying to pounce.

Dark side of night, where
Evil stalks the alleys, to
Search for lonely souls.

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

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Night evil beckons Darkness roars down on its prey, Unwary below.

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Written on March 15, 2009

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on September 28, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XAX XBX XCX XDB XXX XCD XEA XEX XBX XXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 706
Words 118
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3

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