Poem: Darkness

Awarded 3rd Prize – SCC City of Dublin VEC Poetry Competition, 2010.

Jostled from slumber,
Eyes look deep into shadows
Of an unfamiliar hotel room.

Darkness

Darkness (Photo credit: Roberto F.)

From the darkness,
Fear slowly manifests;
Shallow breath, hammering heart,
crescendo deafened ears.

Intently I strain to hear,
Cocooned beneath the duvet,
Foetal position, eyes open wide,
Until I sense fingers caress my cheek.

The darkness stirs,
A shimmering entity emerges,
Just outside my line of vision.
Intruder, ghost, spirit?
Evil or benign or . . .
I scream in terror.

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About Susan Condon

Irish Writer and Poet. Award winning, published short story writer.

Posted on July 3, 2013, in Poems, Writing, Writing Awards and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Nice one Susan, very good!

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  2. Congrats on the prize, Sue. I can see the beginnings of your interest in horror & crime 🙂

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  3. Oooh, chilly! I like the suspense in this very much!

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