Sunday, September 19, 2021


perhaps i have watched
one too many
japanese horror movies

- dsnake1, ^

digital sketch by dsnake1 with Sketchpad 5.1


in a darkened room
look into a mirror
at midnight,
              be afraid
              what is inside
              the glass
in the
              there is

and the scream,
which is
not your own...


This is a repost, but why not get frightened again?

Poets of the Fall - Carnival of Rust

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2021

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Blogger scotthastiepoet said...

Yup, I'm sure you have... All too scary for me and all too well realised here, as I'd expect from such an adept poet like yourself

19 September, 2021 23:08  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you, Scott, for your kind words. 😃

- Lawrence

19 September, 2021 23:55  
Blogger indybev said...



20 September, 2021 00:28  
Blogger Ornery Owl of Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost (Not Charlotte) said...

Great minds think alike. I have a poem scheduled to drop at midnight tomorrow that was inspired by Carnival of Rust as well.
I love the tense atmosphere in this poem. Something is surely lurking in the shadows!

20 September, 2021 00:57  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

One can never watch too many horror movies, Japanese or otherwise...

...what's that noise? 😨

20 September, 2021 04:06  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Nice one Cheong Lee san.
Thanks for dropping by my blog today


20 September, 2021 06:20  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I can't cope with horror movies! But I do love this poem about being horrified.

20 September, 2021 07:51  
Blogger dsnake1 said...



Ornery Owl of Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost (Not Charlotte)

Great minds indeed! Carnival of Rust is a great song with great lyrics & atmosphere. i would like to read your poem. 😀
glad you find the poem tense.


the thing is, we loved to be scared. 😬

20 September, 2021 09:39  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you! 😀


Horror movies are not for everyone. 😀

20 September, 2021 09:45  
Blogger Naledi said...

Japanese horror has me jumping at every noise and mistrusting all of my family 😅

20 September, 2021 15:08  
Blogger ashok said...

I hate horror movies now a days

20 September, 2021 17:39  
Blogger Jim said...

Cheong, I can't remember the last time I was scared, can you, in the real world? Next might be the COVID-19 of which I've been exposed (we have had our shots/jabs), I hope that isn't what's in your mirror.
The last time might have been from my own driving. :)

20 September, 2021 19:25  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


you too? i think those directors/producers are geniuses at making people frightened. 😁


not scary enough?


COVID-19 is scary but with the jabs should be okay.

In the real world, I can remember the one time I was scared out of my wits. That was the time I was serving in the army and my camp was at the end of a long, muddy road.

One weekend I was booking out late to go home. I missed the camp transport, and so I walked all the way out alone to the main road. It was already quite dark by then, and as I rounded a curve, I saw standing in the bushes and trees a figure in white. It had long hair and seemed like a lady. I had no desire to find out, I muttered all my prayers, fingered my amulet, and ran to the coffeeshop and bright lights just a short distance away.

I told the proprietress there that I may have encountered a ghost, but she said that it was human. you see, the figure I saw, there is a sad story. She was a young lady. Her man left her, she lost her baby, and she lost her mind. Most of the villagers living in the area knew about her. So, yes, humans can scare humans too. 😱

20 September, 2021 21:11  
Blogger Helen said...

Love the digital sketch and accompanying poetry!!

20 September, 2021 22:31  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Thank you Helen. 😀
the sketch is done with SketchPad 5.1 (free app).

20 September, 2021 23:36  
Blogger Yvonne Osborne said...

Nothing scarier than looking in a dark mirror, especially if you catch yourself unawares with hair askew and jaw slack. I love the two, succinct and biting. And thanks for visiting me!! I love comments from people far far away. Now you're sitting alongside, and the world is smaller.

20 September, 2021 23:45  
Blogger Yvonne Osborne said...

I've tried to comment....

20 September, 2021 23:47  
Blogger Jim said...

Great story, the unknown involving another person. I too had a late night scare when in the Army. I fell into a hole during a night training exercise with no one around me. Hours later they came looking for me with Jeeps and search lights.

21 September, 2021 01:16  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


Thank you, and Greetings from sunny Singapore! Glad to know you.
yes, the world got much smaller with the internet.
i like your comment of catching oneself unaware in a mirror. can be quite shocking. 😲

i have turned on comment moderation (too many spam messages) so your comment may not appear immediately. 😀


It must have been a harrowing experience.

i have a near mishap with a deep hole in the army once, and i may be writing about it here. 😨

21 September, 2021 14:07  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Everyone needs a good scream now and then.

21 September, 2021 21:11  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

Magical Mystical Teacher,

my exact thoughts too. 😈

21 September, 2021 23:20  
Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

I am a great fan of horror movies!!!
Apart from Japan , I have explored horror movies from so many other countries like Spain, Thailand, Russia, Australia, Vietnam, USA, UK, ha!!

Greta fan!

22 September, 2021 02:28  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


wow! a great fan of this genre. I think the Thai movies are also super scary. 🥶

22 September, 2021 14:49  

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