We are so excited about the results of the October Poetry Challenge on fear! The poem written by The Ordinary Poet, Trees, is a perfect example of scary poetry! Do submit your work and find out on Halloween who has won this challenge!
About the poem
A forest can be a very scary place, especially at night. What if this forest is not really there, it is in your mind. What if the shadows aren’t what they seem? And what if… you’re not alone?
Yes, ladies and gentlemen: The Ordinary Poet used many metaphors to give you this scary feeling. We suggest you read this poem at night and with the light of only a candle!
Limbs that scratch the windows panes,
So violently in dreams,
Twisted with their wart like fingers,
Scratch to make you scream.
Shadows dancing on the walls,
Streetlights enlarge their view,
To the sound of thrashing limbs,
The nightmare starts on cue.
Stretching, reaching out towards you,
These tearing, ripping claws,
Flickering in shadows forming,
All across your walls.
Was that something in the shadows,
Noises in the night,
Or just those limbs on window panes,
That scratch with sheer delight.
Your challenge is to write about fear! We will announce the winner on October 31st in a special Halloween article! So, write the scariest poem you can think of. Use your imagination and impress us! Click here to read more about this challenge. We look forward reading your work!