The Faceless Man

The Faceless Man

A Poem by Lovecraft

This is about Identity or a lack thereof. Also a fear of strangers, people you don't know.

The Man with no Face sat across from me,
Face blurry and wavering in reality.
I bit back my anxiety and looked away.

Try as I might, I couldn't help it.
Staring at his face, not knowing.

His face shimmered wildly, violently.
Panic rose within my soul,
But still I could not move.

I glanced about myself,
But no one were present.

The Man with no Face stood up,
Approaching me with malign purpose.
There was no escaping his gaze.

Reluctantly I met that gaze,
Feeling a creeping doom arrive.

My vision grew black as night
And I could see no more.
He had consumed my very essence.

I fell into sweet Nothingness.

© 2017 Lovecraft

Author's Note

I know it's not very good, would appreciate tips on how I should improve it.

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i thought it was good, but maybe you could improve it by being a bit less detailed, more mysterious. I like it though, makes me think of slender man, you could read my poem mannequins if you want, similar concept

Posted 2 Years Ago

I am intrigued, I will continued to read of you. I want to find the ending of this story within the walls of self. It's an awakening.

Posted 4 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


4 Years Ago

Thank you. I was confused as to how the ending of this poem should be.
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4 Years Ago

Sometimes it takes forever and somtimes...we already's all in perception. I want more, so.. read more
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maybe you can somehow put in that the faceless man after consuming him, for what i am assuming showing fear. The faceless man became him and was no longer faceless. just a thought. I really loved this.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 4 Years Ago


4 Years Ago

Thanks. The faceless man represents the characters Fear and anxiety regarding people in general and .. read more

4 Years Ago

I think that would be a great idea! I could see how it represented both fear and anxiety and i reall.. read more

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3 Reviews
Added on December 23, 2016
Last Updated on January 8, 2017
Tags: Dark, Identity, Loss, Fear



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“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” - H.P. Lovecraft Scientia Potentia Est- Latin- Knowledge is Power.. more..