Black Poetry : In the Basement

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In the Basement

    I've seen Fear on the face of men in war,
    that wide-eyed riveted gaze
    On mine in front of a foe with a gun
    who intended to extinquish my days.
    But nothing would ever prepare me
    for this tale I'm compulsed to present
    'Bout hauling wet clothes to a dryer
    downstairs in my buddy's basement.
    First the lights went out. I dropped the load.
    The basement silence held two sounds
    like knives slicing air in the distance
    and thudding feet walking soft ground.
    I lunged at the stairway in darkness
    the Thing scraped my ribcage so
    At the top of the stairs, I could just see the door
    only seven steps to go
    Its breath singed the hairs on the back of my neck
    I jumped two steps, leaving five
    I bounded two more and that left me three
    with the Monster on my heels and alive
    I lunged for the door, ope' and closed it.
    All in one motion I did !
    It snarled and pounded and pounded
    my escape must have blown its lid
    Then suddenly ! All went silent !
    but Again my ears heard a sound,
    knifeclaws slicing air in the distance
    with a fading and melting going down.
    When I told my vacationing buddy,
    he chuckled and said I was crazed
    But I saw him back home from vacation today
    with his "wide-eyed riveted gaze."
    So, don't laugh at anyone saying
    "There's a Monster in your basement, my friend"
    You can bet your sweet life, I would never forget it
    or ever chuckle again !
    HH
     
  2. MzBlkAngel

    MzBlkAngel Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i really enjoy this read as well
    nice work Poet
     
  3. eternalprince

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    just in time for halloween, thank you for the bad dream. lol. nice
     
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    wowww dang
    you got me scared
    nice scribe
    vibing.pulse beating
    off the hook LOL
    wonderful
    Peace
     
  5. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    nice piece poet. ndeed.


    peace
     
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    I think I'll pass on venturing down in any basement for a while...detailed fright.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Basement dooms day
     
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