An Hour Past Midnight

An Hour Past Midnight

A Poem by Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere
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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary. Edgar Allan Poe

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It’s about an hour past midnight

with many shadows and almost no light,


the cold, cold bedroom is closing on me,

I don’t know if it’s real what I see,


but my fear is pounding in my heartbeat,

all I hear is the clicking of my teeth


or does the sound come out of the wall,

I guess maybe it’s nothing at all,


just a bad dream they call a nightmare

and still I’ve got this feeling of despair,


that nothing will save me now from this threat,

how hard I pull the sheets over my head


the outcome has already been written,

once it takes you and once it has bitten,


all the present will then be the past,

I just hope, it won’t take long… at last.

 

 

© Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

25/09/2014

© 2016 Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere


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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

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Am enjoying your poetry to music and sound effects, Rudi... it is wonderful to be able to put a voice to the words.. .this chilling piece reminds me of walking to and from my grandmother's house when I was younger and the village was without street lights of any kind... the dim light in windows cast their beams but a few feet from the glass and the space in between her house and mine - less than a few hundred feet - was always haunted... no doubt, by my own fears and far too many ghost stories... well-done, my friend.

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, FT, I can imagine that was scary to walk in the dark. There are many ghosts and fears in .. read more



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Amazing verbal and written poetry. A outstanding poem my friend. Your voice is strong and perfect for the verbal poetry.
Coyote

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, John, glad you liked it. :) Rudi
Coyote Poetry

4 Years Ago

I did and you are welcome. I will read your story tonight. I have time to read finally.
This is a dark and spooky write. You did well with keeping the reader interested line to line. So was this a vampire?

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

It could be anything, Robert, but maybe it's our own fear we hear. Thank you for reading and your ki.. read more
This needs to be regaled beneath the night sky sports

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you for passing by and reading my poem, Cherrie. Glad you liked it. :) Rudi
Anxiety, foreboding, premonition - portrayed well. Fear of the bat, the bite, the vampire, the night. Fear of fear and then, despair! Creepy.

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Lily, for passing by and reading my poem. :) Rudi
just brilliant Rudi, you won me over with the line from The Raven, I love Mr Poe, your take on this is also now a favorite of mine, thank you :)

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Richard, glad you liked it. Have a good day. :) Rudi
Wow...I seriously have goosebumps after reading your dark and delicous words...haunting my friend!


:) Julie

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Julie, for reading and commenting, have a good day. :) Rudi
Chilling atmosphere perfectly conveyed!

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Sharonlee, for visiting, reading and reviewing. :) Rudi
Am enjoying your poetry to music and sound effects, Rudi... it is wonderful to be able to put a voice to the words.. .this chilling piece reminds me of walking to and from my grandmother's house when I was younger and the village was without street lights of any kind... the dim light in windows cast their beams but a few feet from the glass and the space in between her house and mine - less than a few hundred feet - was always haunted... no doubt, by my own fears and far too many ghost stories... well-done, my friend.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, FT, I can imagine that was scary to walk in the dark. There are many ghosts and fears in .. read more
You have an enchanting speaking voice, Rudi...it totally absorbs this reader!

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Kelly, glad you liked this poem, I tried something in Edgar Allan Poe style, but it's imp.. read more
Spooky but as always well written!
Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

4 Years Ago

Thank you, James, glad you liked it. Have a good weekend, my friend. :) Rudi

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Rudi J.P. Lejaeghere

Wingene, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium



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I'm from Belgium. English is not my native language, but I like to read English poems and books. I have written a lot of Dutch poems during the last forty years. With some of them I've got prizes in B.. more..

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