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Hide and Seek,
From the Shadows,
Into the Night.

Tossed into the shadows, surrounded by shades of gray
This was all you knew, this place you learned to play.
A game of hide and seek, you learned to play it well
Deep down in the catacombs, with spider webs so frail

Exploring every chamber, you know every nook and cranny
Always knowing just where you are, your senses are uncanny
Stopping but for a moment, hearing the winds ghostly howl,
Sniffing the air intently, again you’re on the prowl.

Nestled deep among the vines, unmarked, and vaguely concealed
Moon beams fall thru and old well shaft, once said forever sealed.
Dust particles shimmer in the pale moon light, and then slowly fade away.
The change is coming quick, as you hastily begin to pray.

Pain rips thru your body as it slowly begins to transform,
This is only the beginning, of the nights impending storm.
Claws replace what use to be hands, with wings upon your back,
Eyes that glow an emerald green, penetrate the darkest of black

Jagged teeth, designed for killing, fulfill your thirst for blood.
This night will be written in history, and marked by a crimson flood
Darkness is your only friend, as the impending light will revel,
The path of death and destruction, marked by every soul you steal.

Take flight into the night air, to the place that you call home.
Somewhere deep under ground, somewhere, deep in the catacombs.
Until the night comes calling, in the shadows, you will stay
Playing hide and seek, between the nighttime and the day.

Steve E. Poore


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The following comments are for "Hide and Seek,"
by POISON9901

I don't know who your talkting about, but the imagery is great. Just one question, why does he leap into the night air then go deep into the catacombs?

( Posted by: Siah [Member] On: May 8, 2006 )

Hide and seek
Siah, As the poem says in the transformation , the deamon grew wings. Just a skip ahead, he then would posses the power of flight. Since his thirst has been fullfilled for the evening, It would seam kinda silly for him to walk back to his hiding place in the catacomb,s. Not trying to come across as a smart ass but I thought that the answer to your question was pretty clear.
Thanks for the comment.

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 8, 2006 )

Hold up
I meant, I understand the wings, I understand the catacombs. But why would a creature that has gone through a transformation return to the "old" catacombs. Catacombs (the word) make sme think of something old and transformation (the word) of something new. So when he changes I didn't expect him to go back to the catacombs but to a new hunting ground.

( Posted by: Siah [Member] On: May 8, 2006 )

My Bad
I,m sorry and please except my humble apoligie, His transformation is nightly, there for limiting him from living a normal life.
Again, Please except my apoligie. I am truly sorry for my first response. but I have been getting some really weird messages lately from someone on this site.

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 8, 2006 )

Apology accepted.

( Posted by: Siah [Member] On: May 8, 2006 )

Thank you
Thank you

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 8, 2006 )

As usual the imagery in ur poem is great.


( Posted by: G.S.VASUKUMAR [Member] On: May 9, 2006 )

And once again I thank you sir for the comment.

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 9, 2006 )

hide and seek
This scared me...and I love being scared...feeling the hair on the back of my neck stand up ...and the goose bumps on my body...I am a vampire and werewolf freak...this poem did it for me...Let's go search the catacombs....Kacee

( Posted by: nitz kitty [Member] On: May 9, 2006 )

This scared me too!!! The poem is riveting - it held my interest from beginning to end and I could see the catacombs and literally feel the dampness. This is absolutely wonderful work - More!!! More I say!!!
I disagree with Kitty - I am staying out of the catacombs, thank you!!!!! Not without a cross, holy water and Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

( Posted by: witchy woman [Member] On: May 9, 2006 )

Hide and seek,,,
Nitz,,Thank you so much for the comment, I to like the creatures of the night. Your welcome for the goose bumps, There is no charge for the bumps. Glad I could provide you with your daily scare

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 9, 2006 )

Hide and seek,,,
Witchy Woman,,,Glad I was able to give you a fright, I guess I've done my part better than I thought. : ) Thanks for the comment and dont worry. As long as you stay away from the well at night you,ll be okay,,,,Again, thanks for the read and the comment.

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 9, 2006 )

Poison Rules!
It was my pleasure - I enjoy writing creepy stuff too - i should make some time and try again - you've kicked my muse in the seat of the pants for me!

( Posted by: witchy woman [Member] On: May 9, 2006 )

"Poison is just Poison"
Thanks witchy, but I far from rule,
{looking down at ground, kicking dirt},,smilin.

( Posted by: POISON9901 [Member] On: May 13, 2006 )

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