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Darkness
by Ed Matlack

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Humor or horror...u decide...?

Darkness…


 


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

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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) BTW....no amount of sweet talk will make me call those tree doctors you spoke of!! lol..lol



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