Phil Roberts 1957 (Melbourne)

On a moonless night
Evil creatures roam,
Through the darkened streets
Just outside your home.

Evil beasts which hunt you
Through the dead of night,
Hoping soon to feast on you
Before the first daylight.

The forlorn live outside
Hoping just to survive,
Evil, stunted animals
Which hope to take their lives.

On a moonless night
Only terror thrives,
Night dwellers hunt you
Through the endless night.

Night hunters shrilling
Telling you they are near,
Killing all your certitudes
Making you know fear.

Bat-winged creatures hovering
Just beyond your sight,
Following your movements
Until it's time to strike.

On a moonless night
Living lonely without friends,
Unaware that your life
Is just about to end.

© Copyright 2021, Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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On a moonless night Evil creatures roam, Through the darkened streets Just outside your home.

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Written on July 14, 2021

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on October 11, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme Abcb dada xxxx Axda efcf eaxe Axxg gxx
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 744
Words 125
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3

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