Monday, 28 October 2013

Encounter on a dark night


I am a creature of the night

Others know me, but keep away!

They tend to fear me and my bite

And care not for the games I play


I once was tame and didn’t roam

Now dark shadows are friends to me

They are my blanket and my home

My face is scarred so let me be!


I trust that me you will not chase

Oh, you will find that is not wise

In case you see me face to face

Kinder people have paid that price


Oh, stupid creature of the day

Could you not leave well alone?

You have seen me and have to pay

Now I will eat you, flesh and bone


  1. Hi O.E. ~~ The creature of the night is to be greatly feared. Ask any four or five-year-youngster. And even much older I do believe.

    Yes those younger than we who are dropping didn't take care of themselves. Lou Reed had a liver transplant at 70 and died at 71.

  2. Great scary poem! Well done in its feel and timing!

  3. Oooh! I liked this very much! Conjures up some pretty spooky thoughts and images! Yes, sometimes our curiosity gets us into all sorts of dangerous predicaments! Thank you for joining us at Two Shoes Tuesday! :-)

  4. I often feel this way taking the dog out for the last walk of the evening...we live in a very wooded place and sometimes the noises spook me! This did too.

  5. Nice, reminds me of when I see night creatures during the day.
    : )

  6. Puts one in the mood for a spooky Halloween. I will have to let my daughter read this. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Creatures of the night are far less scary to me than what I encounter in daylight!