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by Ed Matlack
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Not much of a horror writer, but darkness brings on horrific thoughts for this writer...

Darkness & Creatures Therein…


Is that a snowy hand reaching through the snow,

To attack, to grasp or simply trying to grow,

Creatures of the night,

In the dark they find their might,

Whereas we, the day creatures, try to find light…


The snow it did come down, to cover its unearthly hand,

To reach out and squeeze those that came near,

The snow all but gone now,

Only a tree, but last night that was plainly unclear…


Fear of the dark, for every child its so stark,

Some they grow out of it, others it continues,

Into adulthood and beyond,    

This fear of the dark, is just part of my self-bond…


This fear only in the forests primeval,

I seem to find there, a fright of something most evil,

Something there to grab me and,

Chill me right down to the bone,

But put me on the beach sand,

Right next to Mother Ocean and while I may,

Be just a bit leery initially, all my fears fade,

With one or two passing waves…

                                                                   © (ed) 2004   



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Reviewed by Dan Summerfield (Reader) 2/19/2004

I sense an allegory here.

Dan S.
Reviewed by SeRaPhiMa HuMMiNgByRd 2/18/2004
~*~ I see an Elf being, with big glossy black eyes peeking out from Under that snowy hand. I do love the Faerie and Elves and Gnomes and Sylphs and Devas! Little Folk! And Unicorns! The only beings I fear, are departed earth~bound Humans of a demonic, violent and debauched nature... to me, these are the only evil spirits... the demonic human ones. Both day and night are the same me. ~*~

{{{{{{ BOO! }}}}}} :~D

~*~*~*~ Much Love... ShiVaNi ~*~*~*~
Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/18/2004
Ed, never can tell what is lurking in the dark.Well done.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/18/2004

WOW--beautiful (scary) pic, and wonderful poem! enjoyed! i'm not scared of the dark (remember "hello, darkness, my old friend"?), it's storms and spiders and teeny tiny spaces--o, and bridges--that make me go BRRRRRRRRRRR *cringe* LOL

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/18/2004
This is a gem! and the photo is amazing! Love the way you ended this. I had a very deep fear of the dark most of my life. I no longer have it, but perhaps this fear of the past is why I am able to write horror's now?
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