The Dark, within,

The Dark, within,

A Poem by gram linski

In Bela Lugosi's shoes, I stagger and lurch
towards frightened children, waving and swinging,
carousing empty bottles round my head,
with a vampire cloak of plastic,
emphasising my hunch backed, broken teeth,
green in the moonlight and stale,
scared by the shadow of lunatic fire,
claws and tendons of steel,
dead mice as earrings,
rat's skulls as spoons,
spitting broken necked pigeons
into infancy's realm,
A shaved werewolf of myth,
a beast in a skin that's too small,
borrowed - not stolen,
from graves of our heroes and friends,
bolts in my neck,
other's blood in my veins,
living in dreams, under beds,
waiting and haunting for you.

© 2019 gram linski


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Very vivid spooky, let alone creepy and dark, what your nightmares are made of. Makes you want to leave the light on after dark. In case anything goes bump in the night.

Posted 7 Months Ago


gram linski

7 Months Ago

Thanks Dawn, sweet dreams, lol
i grew up on Shock Theater...which was the fifties version of Creature Features...and Bela was always one of my favorites...
this is creepy good with vivid imagery...
i am looking under the bed tonight before retiring...
j.

Posted 7 Months Ago


gram linski

7 Months Ago

Thanks, j. sleep tight, goodnight,
I did enjoy the poetry. You made the words come alive. You create vision and craziness with the good description. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


gram linski

7 Months Ago

You're welcome, thanks for reading and enjoying
Indeed inside, from loved ones leaving us, resides the beast of hurt and guilt. The twins that keep the churning flowing hate and self loathing and anger flowing.

Posted 7 Months Ago


gram linski

7 Months Ago

Like the old proverb says, "Feed us both," sang the wolves
the picture you paint of this monster is very good, if feels real, like what we all pictured being under our beds or in our closet when we were kids, also the way you told it was good like you were telling a story I could imagine going on for a long time.

Posted 7 Months Ago


gram linski

7 Months Ago

Thanks WeakFreak, monsters hide in plain sight every day
WeakFreak

7 Months Ago

I completely agree, we were always told they lived under our beds, but we've been walking past them .. read more

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Added on February 24, 2019
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