Saturday, February 11, 2012

Upon The Stairs.

On a dark and stormy night
lurking in the shadows
Upon The Stairs
when lightning flashes
i see a shadowy figure
in hooded robe
bright eyes staring
smiling teeth
weilding a scythe
has death itself
come for me?.

I come awake
with a start
quiver like a leaf
in pools of sweat.
Leap out of bed
peer out my
bedroom door
toward the stairs.

Shake my head
and ponder, was
that shadowy figure
really there
Upon The Stairs
or in my ugly
nightmares?.

(c) 2012 Windsmoke.

13 comments:

Magsx2 said...

Hi Windsmoke,
Wow, I love this one, scary but so well done.

The Elephant's Child said...

Thankfully you are still with us, so a nightmare it was.

River said...

In your nightmares for sure.
In waking hours, most of us don't see death coming.

Dave King said...

I've had moments like this - I guess we all have! You brought the vil back to life, momentarily - which is the way to kill it. Thanks for doing so!

Beach Bum said...

I'm with Dave, had a couple of strange dreams along similar lines.

Nicely done!

Life Ramblings said...

nightmares are awful. i used to have terrible ones that made me scream and cry. They usually consist of demons or someone chasing after me.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Sometimes dreams can seem so real, it actually does take a few minutes to work out which is which. Excellent poem again Windsmoke.

Ygraine said...

Wow,
that really sent a shiver down my spine. It was even more potent a scare because I had the strangest experience myself yesterday.
Sadly, a young motor cyclist was killed just outside my house, and I saw him pass through my bedroom wall, cross the room, and exit by the opposite wall.
That was unnerving.

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day MAGS: That's good to know it was scary :-).

G' Day THE ELEPHANTS CHILD: An imagined nightmare actually :-).

G' Day RIVER: I agree we don't see death coming :-).

G' Day DAVE: Hope all your demons have disappeared :-).

G' Day BEACH: That's really strange to me that two people can have the same dreams :-).

G' Day LIFE RAMBLINGS: I reckon a demon chasing you is the worst nightmare :-).

G' Day PERTH: Trying to seperate them is very tricky indeed :-).

G' Day YGRAINE: I agree it is definitely unnerving :-).

Red Nomad OZ said...

Sensational! You've captured that world between dreaming and awake so perfectly!!

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day RED: You're right because i didn't really look at it from that point of veiw :-).

Red Nomad OZ said...

Well, I guess that proves my point then!!! I read it again when I came to check out your reply - it really is awesome!

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day RED: Thanks for saying so its much appreciated :-).