Under the Wicked Lamp Post

scary, night, bus stop, lamp post, evil

There is darkness

instead

of

light

under the

wicked

lamp-post

where buses

at midnight

drop

off

the lonesome

wayfarers.

but, tonight

there was

a change

in the breeze

something

dark,

and hooded

with

evil intent

got off the

bus

wearing

a mask of

death

walking

slow

with clanking

bones

and dry

breath.

it has no

shadow

and leaves

no footprints.

as you fall asleep

you remember

the sound

of

a gentle

wind

you used

to hear

where you

lived

in the

mid-west

long

before you

moved to

this

city

without

a

soul.

that

old

familiar

warm

air

ruffled

dry

waving

cornstalks

at

Halloween

harvest.

you watched

the witches

Tied to

the stake

and

saw their

purged souls

rise

as their

earthly

flesh

burned

and

their ashes

fell

to the

ground.

 

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Author: Steven Humphreys

I have long been married and currently write health and wellness articles and poetry posts. I have authored several books currently for sale at most popular outlets. I hope you like my blog finding it informative and meaningful as well as entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more 'about me' on this site. Thanks for stopping by!

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