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Just for fun.

Donít be on the dark road when the stormís coming
Donít be on that night path with evil and you alone
Donít be on that road in that cold mid-night
You may not make it home.

There is a reason we stay in - shuttered up tight
Your mind canít handle - what walks in the night
In the wild places - there are fears youíve never known
Shadows here to reap - the harvest you have sewn

You have heard the stories - of people just like you
Believing there is no consequence - for what they do
When itís your time - when your reason is all but gone
It hides in the shadows Ė waiting there all night long

Red eyes glare from your closet
And thereís noises under your bed
Scratching on your window pane
That feeling of dread

Itís waiting on that midnight road
To take your soul away
It has a job to do you know
Now would be a good time to pray

You know there is a season - when shadows reap
Maybe youíve decided to change your selfish ways
Maybe your name isnít in that dire book
And those shadows on the dark road will pass away.

Perhaps it still waits on that dark road
For secret sins you neglected to atone
It has a job to do you know
To collect souls black as Sheol's stone

Now would be a good time to pray
A good time any sane person would say
If youíve never done that before
Now would be a good time to pray.

ken lehnig(c)2012

Why is doing what you love the hardest thing to do? Is it because failing what you thought defined you would be too devastating a thing from which to recover? If so, we stay where mere accident has left us.

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The following comments are for "On The Dark Road"
by jonpenny

dark road
Thank you for the comment. My opening was not meant to ridicule anyone, I'm sorry you took it that way. It more of a slur on me - I have been poked at for always seeming to write dark and ominous pieces - I realize that I am perhaps in need of a few hundred hours of therapy (the first 500 hours just made me more pensive and self critical)It is the genre that I write in. It was merely a bad attempt at dark humor. Thank you for taking my work seriously and being so gracious in your critique - it means much to me.

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: July 12, 2012 )


You just have to pull the bedsheets over your head and all those nasty things disappear.

My mother would tell us some horrific stories (when you are a kid they are horrific) not sure if it was a sort of don't talk to strangers ploy.... or just to make sure we came home before dark..... As a kid I used to sprint past cemeteries if I had to pass them in the dark...

Mother also told us be more afraid of the living than the dead.... enemies are easy of course you know where you stand with them....

I know lots of Horror Poetry that is "Just for Fun.....

Three Blind Mice
There was an old woman

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: July 12, 2012 )

ya had to go and do this?
This has me thinking about Bob and how he liked to have 'fun' with the darker side. I like this approach quite a bit.

Good stuff.

Incidentally ... it's sown .. not sewn.

I wouldn't get too bent out of shape on how this has been received. That's the glory of poetry. We all come away with our own take on a subject.

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: July 12, 2012 )

Dark and Dreary
LOVE this Ken...soo happy to see you posting here!

I remember it was a title for a song challenge back when we were groovin` here with you...didn't remember this one though.

When are you coiming BACK to us...know your plate is full right now...but we MISS you!!

Love ya,

( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: July 12, 2012 )

darker road to all
Thank you all for your comments. Pen - Sown is noted thanks for the edit - I always miss something. Bea- I'm back for a bit and I'll post and comment when I can - I missed ya all!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: July 12, 2012 )

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