^ A Bump in The Night ^

^ A Bump in The Night ^

A Poem by Fran Marie

halloween fun



silently swept

across the land.

stealing the sun's

final celestrial stand.

The silvery moon awoke

from daytime slumber

with a milky fullness,

lacking no hunger.

Light freckled across

a cool purple sky,

as stars flashed a firey

glow upon high.

Demented beings with

mean hideous faces

suddenly appeared

evil revealed itself in

in many places


Tho~the dark dusk air

of this mysterious night

shrouded all

discoveries of day,

And the ever

clouded darkness

'twas here to stay

To haunt

To fright

and most scariest of all around

was not that of sight

but rather an eerie sound

with the deadliest thump

Oh, yes, it was
' A bump in the night'


© 2009 Fran Marie

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Your intro really got a hold on me! Very cool beginning! Totally right for the season! I liked it! I really liked how you picked the phrase "a bump in the night" to write about instead of what most people write about around Holloween like "Dracula" or "The Wolf Man." You picked a phrase and made it a character! That I think is really cool!

Posted 9 Years Ago

4 of 4 people found this review constructive.


i am 9 yrs late but your poem is right on time Fran! ;) your poem sucked me in with an ethereal scene playing out as day and night changed shift ..the contrast with the evil is offsetting to me ..put me off balance ..but i am left with the fun of another Halloween ..remembering all those bumps in the night .. bruuuuahahahaha!
ps. hope to see you posting anew my friend!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

  Fran Marie

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks E .so glad you enjoyed my timely piece
I hope to write some new poems..when time permi.. read more
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A super little poem for Halloween, flowed beautifully, fell off the tongue.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

  Fran Marie

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Gee..much appreciated
Very stark imagery, and very appropriate for the Halloween season

Posted 1 Year Ago

After reading this I had to look under the bed. Turned out it was the cat

Posted 4 Years Ago

So very smooth for such a wicked write... certainly a fun and festive read.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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love the rhythm of this piece - the flow I can just dip into - these are my favourite kind of rhyme-poems - where the rhyme compliments the words and images as opposed to dominating it and dragging the piece along ha - no worries of that here - expertly done! nice!

Posted 7 Years Ago

I love the ending.
I love your description of the
too. It's a wonderfully eerie poem

Posted 7 Years Ago

Your imagery sets the mind up for a frightful scene and yet it is the sound that often haunts us the most. You always have a creative way with words that spin and interesting tale and this one was spooky. It lets the imagination decide what these creatures are and the sound that terrified the narrator.

Posted 7 Years Ago

This starts out a little spooky and flows smoothly on.
A nice dark captivating feel, mysterious as that
sound that goes bump in the night!
Very playful and very Halloween!!!

A great write!

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well written!
I enjoyed this poem.
It was very creative, interesting, and awesome.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Fran Marie

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