Alone in the dark.

I awake as I’m walking down stairs in the night.        
Blinded by darkness, I reach for a light.                              
But no light is found, I must brave the dark,                        
And trust that my eyes might generate a spark.                      
 
But even my eyes won’t offer assistance,                                          
I still might prevail with a little persistance.
Now stepping carefully, ever so slow,
As if walking barefoot on ice-covered snow.
 
One step defeated, many others awaiting,
The darkness grows thicker; the walls begin fading.
Just then, a dim light, in the middle of the room...
A fuzzy blue orb casting a purplish gloom.
 
I’m startled, I stumble and grab for the wall,
But the structure has melted; threatening a fall.
The gloom and the stairs are all that remain
And myself, lacking courage that I hadn’t attained.
 
I reach deep down to the pit of my stomach
and take another step, which causes my plummet.
Head over heels I topple, and fast.
I can see at the bottom lie a hard,  painful past.
 
Teeth clenching loud, anticipating impact,
As I hit the floor hard, making full contact
With memories of past that were buried too deep.
Memories that no one would consciously keep.
 
If only I had kept them, hadn’t hid them away,
I may have been blessed to see another day.
Instead I ignored them, as though they weren’t there.
In turn, I lie still... at the bottom of the stairs.
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(2013)

Don't let the past trip you up...

rhyming quatrains, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, dark, mystery

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Callyope
circa 6 anni

Well I'm flattered, stilts...
Bushels full of thank you's!

Callyope
circa 6 anni

That's what I like to hear! Thanks a bunch, Cory...

Callyope
circa 6 anni

Many thanks to you...
8^)

steven
circa 6 anni

lovely piece :)

Cory Garcia
circa 6 anni

I was pulled into the story and felt myself falling with you... excellent writing! Loved it!!!

'stiltskin
circa 6 anni

Truly excellent Cally, this is very good indeed -atmospheric, suspenseful and salutary...:)

Callyope
circa 6 anni

Thanks bro! Ya know, people are gonna start thinking that we really ARE related! I still can't get over the irony of it all... Things that make ya say, "hmmm..." 8^)

Callyope
circa 6 anni

I'm hoping that's a good, "wow..." (wink,wink). Either way, thank ya Dennis! I see you've been busy writing some incredibly meaningful literature... Keep up the good work. Cheers!

Quil
circa 6 anni

wow...

james matthew coleman
circa 6 anni

You're making yourself heard, loud and clear sis. Great piece, I love it.

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