Shadows

Shadows

A Poem by Matt Decker
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A teenager awakens to find mysterious "shadow beings" beside his bed.

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I perceive your form,
I see your silhouette.
What's the time of morn?
I'm not fully awake yet.

Who are you?
What are you?
And why do you
Stand by my bed?

Somehow it seems
My bedroom scene
Is obscured behind a screen.

I see more
Than one of you,
I see four.
I wonder how
You entered here -
Through what door?

These thoughts inside remain,
For I'm too scared to talk.
I would surely scream
If not for the shock.

I know the cosmos is teeming
With a host of ghostly beings.
Still I'm not believing
What's standing over me,
Who it is I'm seeing.

What manner of creatures
Have no definable features -
Only shadowy outlines of darkness?
Oh how I hope you are harmless!

It would be easy to assume
That you have come to my room
With evil intentions of doom.

Else why are you dark as the night,
Lacking in any visible light?

As I ponder and wonder
What will be next,
Something suddenly happens
I could never expect.

I feel that I'm rapidly falling,
As if into a vortex.

Am I descending into Hell?,
Fearfully I ask myself.

I feel deep regret
For my many human sins,
While hearing a forceful sound
Akin to a violent rushing wind.

Falling and falling,
The intensity doesn't slack.
It feels like a million needles
Relentlessly are pricking my back.

Try tho' I might,
It's difficult to explain,
But it's as if I've left
This thing named the earthly plane.

When this is over,
Where will I be?
What will I see?
What will be waiting for me?

Although this experience
Is factual and real,
I cannot recall
The end of the ordeal.

Did the "shadow beings"
Escort me through a warp of Time?
Just one of the burning questions
Aflame in my mind.

For what it's worth,
And it's your right to scoff,
Something chronologically with me
Has ever since seemed a little off.


© 2018 Matt Decker



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Added on January 14, 2018
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