Stalked By Evil

Stalked By Evil
Stalked By Evil

Stalked By Evil

Peering through the curtain,

Careful to stay hidden.

Dusk descends

But it isn’t comforting.

Darkness hides the evil

That lurks –

Waiting patiently,

Hiding in the trees,

Within the rafters,

Scampering across the roof.

I try to fight sleep.

What happens when eyes close?

It moves closer – unseen,

Into the house,

Moving things,

Watching as I sleep.

I feel helpless and alone.

Is it one or many?

I can’t say.

But I know it’s evil,

Satan sent.

I’m sure it wants me dead,

To die in my sleep,

To steal my soul.

I try to get help,

But no one believes me.

The police think I’m crazy.

Each time they come

It hides, silent and still,

Until I am alone again.

To fill me with torment and dread.

The doctor had my medical record

Up on his computer screen.

I saw the word “paranoid”,

He wants me to see a shrink.

I am so tired,

My eyes blink shut,

My head slumps.

I bob it up again,

Willing my eyes to open –

Temporarily.

My head falls back

Onto the pillow.

I can fight no longer,

Giving into sleep,

And the terror that stalks me.

I am at it’s mercy.

Will I wake,

Or be taken in my sleep?

These questions

Are beyond me now,

Until the morning comes

-Or not! –

by John Hansen ©

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John Hansen

Longtime poet but not in the traditional technical sense. I enjoy rhyme but like to experiment and dabble in many different forms and maybe even make up some of my own. There is always a message or lesson I want to promote through my writing, for that reason, my poetry generally shies away from the abstract and obscure. After a lot of procrastinating I have finally self-published my first eBooks of poetry "I Laughed a Smile" and "On the Wings of Eagles" at Lulu.com. Now I find myself branching out and experimenting with short fiction. I have also been fortunate to have two poems chosen to be made into songs and recorded. The first "On the Road to Kingdom Come" by Al Wordlaw, and the second, "If I Could Write a Love Poem" by award-winning Israeli/British singer Tally Koren. I am also finding my services increasingly in demand as a freelance writer and I have ghost-written the text for a number of children's books and educational tutorials. It has taken me many years of searching and restlessness to realise that my life's passion is to write. It saddens me that I wasted so many years not devoting to that, but thinking positively, the experiences gained over those years is now wonderful material for my stories and poems. I want to try to bring a new focus on poetry and try to make it appealing to a new generation of young people and those who thought they never liked or understood it before.

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