Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Bino Pires, iDiana Estill, iAnn Marquette, iAl Moe, iFrancis Eaden, iWilliam Guy, iRobert Campbell, i

  Home > Humor > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Ed Matlack

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 5,687 Titles
· 43,216 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Aug, 2003

Ed Matlack, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Demons of Justice
by Regis Schilken

Humans don't just slide into non-being; yet, the disappearance of 4 people, including her own kin brother, tears at her sanity! ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Wound Too Tight
by TJ Perkins

A pirate's treasure, a fateful curse and an enchanted pocket watch could be the end of 6 boys in Maine if a coded inscription on the inside of the watch isn't figured out..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Humor)
  1.  $
  2.  Sunny Days and Mondays
  3.  Curly McCurdled
  4.  My Good Friday Procedure
  5.  Halloween is Coming!
  7.  Sadie Graylow
  8.  Just Around The Corner
  9.  Interaction
  10.  Ah, Shucks
  11.  Dog's World
  12.  Catching Up With The Past
  13.  Valentine's Day
  14.  Mushmouth Kostro...
  15.  Cell Phone Blues
  16.  My Ass Is Grass
  17.  Yes
  18.  What Part Of No Don't You Understand?
  19.  The Toilet Seat
  20.  Everything I Do

by Ed Matlack

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Ed Matlack
•  Whine & simian...
•  Is life good...?
•  Aloneness...
•  My First Grand...
•  IT
           >> View all 5,662

Humor or horror...u decide...?



Darkness descends,

Fearful I do be,

When I cannot see,

No light bright enough,

Every sound scares me,

Glad I do have on my Depends…


A chilled wind does bring the scent of death,

Making me more fearful of the night,

The trees do shake their leaves,

I would rather stay where I know till daylight,

Though maybe that smell is just, blowing back on me, my breath…


Then comes the fog like a death shroud,

Why is it when I do hike the barrens the sky is full of clouds?

In my camper I would rather cower,

I wouldn’t mind so much, if surrounded I was by a crowd,

More than happy I would be if I were able to oversee this scene,

From the relative comfort and safety of a fire tower…

          © ed ~ 7/21/05

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by Roger Ochs 7/21/2005
Comedy is often frightening and fear is often funny.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/21/2005
Always a good idea to wear Depends when hiking the Barrens - never know who, or what, you might meet!
Reviewed by Mary Quire 7/21/2005
I agree. It's kind of like watching Disney's version of the headless horseman, funny but scarey all the same. Thanks for giving us a good dose of both.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/21/2005
You be on the lookout for more mishief if you had to stay in a fire tower...and Rufuz's bark would travel all the way halfway round the world and wake me at real funny hours!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Leah Wilson 7/21/2005
hmm, I get to decide? ok, Bob, I mean Ed (wink), you have masterfully succeeded in accomplishing both humor and horror in this one. As always, I enjoyed reading this spendid work of yours. It was especially horrifying when I read the line "the trees do shake their leaves" (shuuuddder) amount of sweet talk will make me call those tree doctors you spoke of!!

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.