Fear Of The Dark

Fear Of The Dark prose poem

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When black ink spills across the sky
The time when ravens roam the heavens
When the mythical beast gobbles up the sun
Robbing me of the light I need to survive
It becomes too dark for my preference.
Pitch-black, that is how things will be like
From 7.30pm all the way to beyond 12 midnight.
There is nothing visible to even the best of eyes
There’s a black cloth over the world tonight.
It’s suffocating, my condition is airtight.
I’m blindfolded, and yet I have to put up a fight
Against this viral spreading absence of light
I can’t take it, the dark waves are rising above my thighs
I must escape before this viscous mucous takes my life
I want to live, but the pitch-black, it kills my vibe
I hang on to the slippery mouldy walls as my lifeline
Keep my nose above this rotten pool of slime
I need to get out, I don’t have much time
I struggle to stretch out my hand, hoping to feel the sunshine
One last time
I really don’t want to drown but it engulfs me down
Into its putrid belly of decaying compost
In the dark, I can’t even see my fingers
I feel like I’m surrounded by faceless strangers
Each with shining piercing daggers for eyes, they stare
They stand closely behind my back and they wait
For that special moment to seal my fate
The moment, somber and stark
As I await for the arrival of the chariot of Sir Nyctophobia
The god of the dreaded Fear of the Dark.

Poet’s Note –
My personal fear of the dark since young. I bet Lord Nyctophobia is reading this over my shoulder as I type this poem in the night. Readers, be very afraid.

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Semi-sweet and a little nutty. Introverted, socially awkward, but still easy-going and loves penning short legacies in poetry. Big on all things red, and passionate about music. Down-to-earth and enjoys short walks in mother nature's embrace. Smile people, today's going to be a great day. Try stuff you've never tried, go places, venture abroad and live a life you will remember.
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