Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Hungry Shadows

Day long turned to dusk
Last fragments of light quickly fade
Consumed by hungry shadows
Come out to feast and play

An eerie silence permeates
The dark recesses of your mind
As a sinister growl escapes
From somewhere close behind

Your head quickly swivels
Peering into darkness you see nothing there
Eyes still blinking to focus
He's peering back at you but you're unaware

A gentle tap on your shoulder
Slight brush of your long hair
Sending shivers up your spine
Warning you need to beware

The air now oppressive
A cloak of black still shrouds your sight
Trying not to panic
You search for any slim trace of light

Sweet salvation beckons
Just across the room
A tiny break in the curtain
A sliver of silver moon

Your desperate escape from harm
A frantic dash towards the light
Only to find he is waiting
You will not be saved this night

(c) SA MacNeil
*photo not my own

Monday, 14 October 2013

Poetry Challenge: Words Across the Oceans

The warm golden glow
Of a slowly setting sun
Casts shadows
Hiding the tears
Accompanying my thoughts
While its bright amber rays
Illuminate the empty space
Remaining by my side

The only embrace I feel
That of the autumn winds
Billowing off the sea
Swirling around me
Chilling my flesh
But not my heart
For it beats steady
With an everlasting hope

Hope for one day
To find myself in your arms

As I sit silently
Watching the promise of today
Sink lower
On the distant horizon
I place my hope in tomorrow

With the blow of a kiss
I whisper my wish into the wind
To carry my words across the oceans
Riding upon the waves
Of this crazy life
Straight to the shores
Of your awaiting heart

(c) SA MacNeil

This was written for a poetry challenge hosted by the wonderful DebraDML. Please visit her site to read all of the amazing entries.