LOST IN THE DARK


Wow! Some how, some way, we’re two thirds of the way through this month already. For today’s prompt, write a dark poem. Cave poems, poems at night, and no electricity poems–these are all appropriate for today’s prompt. Of course, dark has several other connotations as well.

Saturday 20th April 2019

DAY TWENTY

Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-A-Day on Writers Digest

LOST IN THE DARK

by John Yeo

Lost in the darkness, which path to take?
I lost the track some days ago
Time has blended into an elastic whole.
Ominous shadows encroach the path
Brushing my head, above and below
Lost in the darkness, which path to take?

A damp, dank smell of rot and decay
An owl screeches in the dawning dark,
Time has blended into an elastic whole.
A tiny cottage hides away in the woods
Candlelight sparkles through a window pane,
Lost in the darkness which path to take.

A heavy knocker adorns a wooden door
Rusting, dilapidated and so much more.
Time has blended into an elastic whole.
I lost my friends, some days ago.
Lost in the darkness, which path to take?
Time has blended into an elastic whole.

The door swings open revealing squalor
Wooden logs and a blackened hearth
An old man dressed in black sits within
Beckoning me to enter and join him
I hesitate as he cackles with an evil laugh
Time has blended into an elastic whole.
Lost in the darkness, which path to take?

© Written by John Yeo All rights reserved

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