Village of the Damned

Village of the Damned

A Poem by Christopher J

This is a random poem that I wrote in 2008, according to the dates on the Word file.


The flashing of lightning brightens the sky

The rain almost flooding the beaten ground

I stand here and find myself wondering why

In the busiest village, there’s no one around


The village, usually so full of life,

So still and silent on this dreadful night

I can see no one, no man and no wife,

And all i can sense is fear and fright


I see a faint silhouette in the dark

But it moves too quick for my eyes to see

I don’t hear the noises of footsteps or hooves

As my mind starts to wonder “What could it be?”


Just as the question vacates from my mind

I hear noises that don’t belong in this world

Whatever it is came fast from behind

The strike to the head sends me into a swirl


The village fades, my ears full of ringing,

I fall to the ground, my hands on my head

In the distance i hear the faint sound of singing

And wonder if i’m still alive, or dead.


When i come too, panic floods to my heart

It is still dark so it didn’t last long

I kneel up, and all around my eyes dart

Trying to see if anything’s wrong


But the village, exactly the same as before

But now i see many shapes in the dark

I try to lift myself up from the floor

As one of the creatures lets out a bark


A Flash of lightning shows me my foe

Wolf like creatures, like something out of a dream

I look for places to run to, places to go

And to my surprise i hear a mournful scream

© 2012 Christopher J

Author's Note

Christopher J
I wrote this 5 years ago, be gentle. The rhyming scheme may be off or not make sense at all. It's also unfinished but wanted to upload something on my first day.

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Nuh! Don't write anymore! O:< Leave it as that! It creates a sort of incomplete image and it's great because it leaves suspense. I personally like it. It leaves us to wonder where is the character and why is his village so empty...Is it that he's diving into a pool of solitude and finds himself trapped into a hell that he himself created? Or was it just a random story with no moral but beautiful as it is?

Posted 8 Years Ago

I think the imagery it creates is very good and scary at times. nicely done.

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christopher J

8 Years Ago

Thanks :)

Even though it's 5 years on, do you think I should try and carry it on and g.. read more
Riley Mistwood

8 Years Ago

I think you could add a bit after the mournful scream, the rest I think is great. It really paints a.. read more
I really like this. It's cool. I like the attitude and flow of the poem. It's great. Keep writing. :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christopher J

8 Years Ago

Thanks :)

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Added on November 23, 2012
Last Updated on November 23, 2012
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Christopher J
Christopher J

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

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