Surrounded By The Dead

Surrounded By The Dead

A Poem by Eric Cox

We are surrounded by the dead
they do not rest in coffin beds
they do not leave for the other sides
here on Earth each spirit resides
don't scoff at what you cannot see
their haunting is a reality
you may hear the voices of the dead
you may feel a chill that can't be shed
you will grow weak if on you they feed
the energy within they will bleed
some of us have seen their ghostly forms
nothing about them ever warms
objects may move, beware of knives
in some of these spirits darkness thrives
most of these spirits cry ghostly tears
trapped here for so many long years
forever on Earth souls reside
they do not leave for the other sides
they do not rest in coffin beds
we are surrounded by the dead.

© 2010 Eric Cox


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very cool piece ..very dark and chilling ..overall I thought you did great on this.. rhyme was good and liked the detail in this too... great job!!

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Another nice poem.

PROS: great writing flow, rhyming is flawless. The theme is well described and there is a very haunting tone.

CONS: can't think of any

Keep it up!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like this poem. Ghosts are always a cool topic. I was lucky and was in the Army. I spend time in South and Central America. I stood on so-call holy ground of old religion. You can feel the evil that was done there. I went to many dead camps from WW2 in Europe. The smell of death and pain was strong. A excellent poem.
You made me think.
Coyote

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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This is wonderful!
I agree, if the veil were thinner and all could see, I think we would indeed be surrounded!

xx

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very dark and chilling. Gives the image of ghosts all around haunting us. A nice dark thrill here.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Awesome poem, very creepy.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This is a great write. Gave me a chill.

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

The dead are all around and I'm glad I can always see and hear them! Dark and creepy but that's what makes it so good!

Posted 10 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very eerie and sinister yet I can believe this sort of thing does happen. I like this. Nice and scary!

Posted 10 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Added on April 25, 2010
Last Updated on October 6, 2010
Tags: ghosts, spirits, haunting

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Eric Cox
Eric Cox

Hollow Woods, OR



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I've been writing since 1984. I write poems, stories, lyrics & string haikus in a variety of genres: Horror, Nature, Inspirational, Comedy, Sexual, etc... Variety is what you will find here. Copy.. more..

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