A scary walk

A scary walk

A Poem by Swati Nayak
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WARNING !!This poem is not for the soft-hearted..

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Eerie was the silence

Ominous was the darkness

As I was returning home

The night owl broke its silence occasionally

And the faint moonlight

Cast shadows in ominous shapes .

 

The autumn trees,without leaves looked scary

With their arbours twisted like claws

They appeared like towering giants

Whispering and swaying with the cold breeze .

And Oh the breeze brought smell of rotting carrion

The howl of dogs resembled the roar of werewolves

Thirsty for blood .

 

I cursed myself for being so foolish

I could have left early for home

As I always had done.

And now I am in the midst of these horrors

Initiating in my mind “A Reign of Terror “

 

Whilst my mind was deep in thought,

Out of silence grew heavy footsteps

I looked behind,I looked around

No one was there.

I increased my pace and so did the terrible footsteps

Just behind me

I started running and so did the footsteps

Just behind me….

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Immersed in fear defeated by fear

I cried and I ran through that desolate forest

I should reach home in no time,I said.

And my home I did reach…

And there before me only in my room

were muddy shoeprints on the marble floor.

 

I quickly opened my laptop

And wrote this thing out

And published it so you could see

The ghost that pursued me

From my tuition to my home

And now through the internet,

It is standing behind you ..

© 2016 Swati Nayak


Author's Note

Swati Nayak
HAPPY HALLOWEEN....
The last lines I don't mean seriously, yes....
Hope this poem scared you a bit.
Please feel free to review it.

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'The autumn trees,without leaves looked scary ~~ With their arbours twisted like claws ~~ They appeared like towering giants.. .. .. '

You've created a strong sense of happening in your poem, used fine vocabulary - though repeats here and there, eg. 'ominous' . The second stanza shows amazing colour and depth, am so very impressed with your language throughout but especially there.

Believe it or no , I did look behind me at the end - clever touch!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Swati Nayak

4 Years Ago

Thanks ma'am for such a constructive review .



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Wow Swati, this is a good piece of work! I was drawn to the title first of all as I always have a preference for horror and dark undertones in works! And it definitely did not disappoint! I love how you included pictures in your writing; it added to the atmosphere of the work and made it more visual! My heart was beating very fast and I was anticipating what would happen at the end of the work! Let me tell you, I did actually look behind me at the end of this poem to check if anyone was there, haha! That was how strong your work was and how visual it was overall! Great job! I look forward to more works like these!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Swati Nayak

3 Years Ago

Thanks..... I like your username..clearly reflects what you are into.
Bleak_Darkness

3 Years Ago

Haha thank you! Yes, in a way, indeed it does!
Woo... I will not say it poem rather it is a complete story...
Fully horrible, terrifying,
I thought there will be a person
Behind you...
And then I knew that it was for Halloween...
Excellent writing :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Swati Nayak

3 Years Ago

Dhanyabad :))
Ashish

3 Years Ago

Sampurna khusi Mora :D
Very creative and beatiful description. I for once looked behind after reading last lines :)

Well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pretty scary. I like the way you have described your surroundings here. It really gives this poem an eerie touch.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very creepy and well done. A situation we can all relate to walking through a dark woods on the way home and hearing the sounds...yes the imagination can run wild or is it just imagination? I enjoyed your poem a lot. Cool ending.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Swati Nayak

4 Years Ago

Thanks for the review
Tina Kline

4 Years Ago

You are very welcome.
Ha ha ...swati....i can feel the ghost behind me ....btw a nyc poem ...but sorry couldn't get your fd request !!


Posted 4 Years Ago


Swati Nayak

4 Years Ago

Thank you my friend,..meet you at school.
'The autumn trees,without leaves looked scary ~~ With their arbours twisted like claws ~~ They appeared like towering giants.. .. .. '

You've created a strong sense of happening in your poem, used fine vocabulary - though repeats here and there, eg. 'ominous' . The second stanza shows amazing colour and depth, am so very impressed with your language throughout but especially there.

Believe it or no , I did look behind me at the end - clever touch!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Swati Nayak

4 Years Ago

Thanks ma'am for such a constructive review .

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Swati Nayak

Odisha, India



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