Monday, April 29, 2013


This is from my NaPoWriMo effort, Day 23.

Sometimes, while working late at nights, your imagination can run...dark.

image by dsnake1


i think it sits
in a dark corner
of the office,
a lone grey shadow
quietly shifting,
perhaps it was the lights
perhaps i have watched
one too many
japanese horror movies,
they have the effect
of making you afraid


baseball bats

and i can't wait
to walk off
into the warm night.


"Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”

― Edgar Allan Poe

Shared on Poetry Pantry #148 at Poets United.

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2013

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this one! I am scared of the bathroom mirror myself I watched way too many horror flicks as a kid and I can't go into the bathroom without the light. After The Ring I was so scared I made my husband follow me everywhere lol

29 April, 2013 22:25  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, mindlovemisery.

The Ring was a classic. Asian horror shows made bathroom mirrors scary. :)

29 April, 2013 23:19  
Anonymous Lisa Williams said...

I really enjoyed this poem. Think we have all had that late night eerie kind of feeling.

30 April, 2013 00:03  
Blogger Stormcat Poetry said...

Glad you could make it! Warm nights are kind of dangerous too. No inclement weather to discourage the predators lurking under cover of darkness. Interesting that walking into a warm night was the balm to relieve your unfounded fear.

30 April, 2013 02:13  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

nice...the mind does start playing tricks on you man...when you have been working too long...and def the stories/movies...they add that tickle in the corner of our brain that our imagination jumps on...ha...

30 April, 2013 11:13  
Blogger hyperCRYPTICal said...

Love this! I like watching films that scare me silly and my imagination does run wild for a time...

Anna :o]

30 April, 2013 16:27  
Blogger Ravenblack said...

When I was working in SGH, there were stories about working the nightshift. Even in the day, there's sometimes the feeling of "presence".

And yes, there's a lot of movies that play with large mirrors having strange reflection.. large bathroom mirrors especially! :D

30 April, 2013 20:55  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


we all do. :)

thank you!


yes, walking out into the night, with all the traffic and noise, would alleviate the fear. :)


yes, sometimes when i am working too long hours.
"that tickle in the corner of our brain". -- i like that! :)


it's strange. we know it scares us, yet still go on to watch those horror shows. :)


hospitals always have their "stories". and, oh yes, mirrors. :D

30 April, 2013 21:53  
Blogger Suzy said...

Luckily I don't watch horror movies and never seen a Japanese one.
Dropping by from the Poetry Pantry

Suzy at

01 May, 2013 14:49  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Quite spooky!

01 May, 2013 16:05  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


don't. some are really scary.

thanks for dropping by. :)


it is? good! :)

01 May, 2013 23:00  

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