You stare through the silence 

Eyes still, in the night

Disguised in the shadows

cast down,by moonlight 

You gaze to the maze                             

of humanities sprawl  

Then into the alleys and 

dark places you crawl

You hunt, by the moon

Stealthy and light 

You are the boogeyman 

that hides in the night

Long are your fingers 

Skeletal tools

For pricking the fears

that turn us to fools 

You laugh, when see us

with fear in our harts

It's the boogeyman here

Next to you in the dark

◄ Unforgotten Tune

February Morning ►



Fri 1st Sep 2017 20:49

Hi kevin,thanks for the comment. I used to watch Vincent Price,Christopher Lee
and Peter Cushing in the Hammer Horror films. An innocent kind of horror if there is such a thing.

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kJ Walker

Fri 1st Sep 2017 07:07

This already has the feeling of an old classic. I could just imagine Vincent Price reading it out.



Thu 31st Aug 2017 19:28

Hi Frances, thanks for your comment. I love it when you use the word clever, it makes me happy. As for the fear, just keep away from John Travolta. (the boogeyman)

Thanks again for your comments.


Thu 31st Aug 2017 19:20

Hi Collin, thanks for you humorous comment. Have been laughing on and off all day. I too now have that vision of John Travolta dancing down alleyways pricking people with a bony finger,very funny. I did think of changing boogeyman to bogeyman but decided to leave it as boogeyman in tribute to your comments and the great John Travolta. Thanks

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Thu 31st Aug 2017 14:46

I also find this clever - and admit to some 'fear in my heart'...😊

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Thu 31st Aug 2017 07:40

Boogeyman or Bogeyman? I had visions of a murderous John Travolta Saturday Night Fevering through the back alleys and dark places of your poem looking for disco dancing victims and meeting Michael Jackson screaming Thriller Thriller!! Maybe I'm thinking of Boogie Nights? God I miss disco.

Seriously though, I do like your spooky poems Desmond. Halloween is not so far away - save the best till then.


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