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.
    One Halloween was made to prepare me tho',
    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 for 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.
    Each pounding lifted me off the door.
    Cracked wood pieces propelled to the floor.
    Ejected like bullets were door hinge screws.
    Wood began crumbling.
    It was coming through !
    I shivered and sweated in silent Fright.
    Awaiting the crash ! Awaiting the fight !
    Then suddenly ! All went silent !
    And again my ears heard a sound.
    Knifeclaws slicing air in the distance
    started fading and melting, going down.
    The breath returned to my body
    and the sweat began to dry.
    Why it stopped? I'll never know.
    I'm lucky and I won't ask why !

    That Halloween, I told my best buddy.
    He chuckled and said I was crazed,
    racing down to his basement then out again,
    with a "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​
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! boooooo !!!!
    dis was hallo tyte and full of screams
    from da depth of the Basement

    keep da week madness flowing ................
     
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    LOL, That's the STUFF!
    Good drop indeed.
     
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    goodness...
    anything scrapin my rib cage aint good...no no no!!!!
    tyte piece harry...it gave me a chill at da gig...
    or was it this frickin fan...:lol:

    keep it movin ya'll
    one love
    khasm
     
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    deepy going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    you had me ...
    felt that scraping on the rib cage..
    tyte...and nice....
     
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    laughing seeeeeeeeeeeee
    it's starting..and i have cloths to wash
    In My basement
    somebody gotta come with me now :)
    this was tight Harry
    DAG..*laughing*

    BlueWater:heart:
     
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    And your novel will be coming out when? You have such a way of telling a tale, it's as though those yarns spin themselves. This was awesome poet. If I had a basement, I wouldn't be going down there anytime soon....
     
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    come out the basement
    fright night madness
     
  9. Harry Hyman

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    Thanks all you guys and ladies. I'm glad it made an impact and hope you enjoyed its beat. HH
     
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    You are an Incredible Writer....

    Emphasis on Incredible...

    This was a smart and prolific piece...
    Captivating, spontaneous and smart...

    Loved it!!!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

    The bar is always raised when your present!

    Much love,
    Sage
     
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