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A Dance with Shadows

When Shadows Speak, Who Will Listen?

By Dr. Jason BenskinPublished about a month ago β€’ 1 min read
A Dance with Shadows
Photo by Zanyar Ibrahim on Unsplash

The ancient mansion groans with secrets unspoken, Shadows creep with chilly fingers.

I enter; a cold clutches my spine; You are not alone; these walls confide.

Steps repeat in the barren hall, Ghostly whispers respond to my call.

Cobwebs shudder in the candle's light; We watch you fight the night.

A whisper brushes over my ear; could you feel the mounting terror?

Eyes shining crimson, I see a person Welcome to where the lost are led.

Your soul is ripped in this darkness; my heart beats more forcefully than the storm.

I want to go, but the door won't move; We are many and we judge.

Trapped in a dream, reality disappears, in our world shadows fall.

The vacuum swallows screams; You are toyed in the dark.

The house absorbs my last tear, with us, always you now lay.


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Comments (8)

  • Amy littleabout 4 hours ago

    I didn’t imagine this dark poem can be this amazing.

  • Shelby 5 days ago

    Great poem. Love reading it

  • Kennedy Smith8 days ago

    Your rhymes in your poetry are so complex

  • John Baxter16 days ago

    Great poem

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    Dark has a much impact on our lives. You painted it.

  • Milrose samboqueabout a month ago

    Veryb interesting! Thanks for sharing

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Oooo, I loved how dark this was. Fantastic poem!

  • Some spooky words and love the image

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