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Some Things Dwell in Silence

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Auguste
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0 posted 07-11-2001 05:08 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Some Things Dwell in Silence

by Michael


Some things
dwell in silence
yet,
you are unaware.

They do not breathe,
but still
they live and wait.

They rest
at the foot of your bed
while you sleep.

They watch.

Should you awaken,
they quickly scurry off,

sometimes...

A friend of mine
once had one follow him
to the bathroom
in the wee hours
of the morning.

He caught a quick glimpse
of this thing in the mirror.

He moved.

It followed.

It ALWAYS follows
once it's been
SEEN.

I was asleep one night
with my left arm
hanging off the side
of the bed.

I was awakened suddenly
by something holding my hand.

I screamed!

I stayed up
the rest of the night.

Boo!
© Copyright 2001 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-11-2001 05:12 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

( smiling) Nicely told... scary things which hold your hand..and keep you up all night...

I enjoyed!!
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teehee..not at all what i expected when reading the title...  

very neat little ditty... i like..  

hugs, g
Elizabeth Santos
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3 posted 07-11-2001 06:15 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I call mine hallucinations
But they do exist as you have pointed out
I'm glad I have company
Liz
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first
.....I thought it my cat
second
.....I thought it a spider
.....but then you suggested
.....he'd sit down beside her
third
.....and then you said
.....it would hold my hand
.....I hope I'm not awake all night tonight
eeeeeeeeeeeeeek, good one!

one of my favorite Ray Bradbury's is
Something Wicked This Way Comes

this makes me think of it

[This message has been edited by VAS (edited 07-11-2001).]

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5 posted 07-11-2001 07:01 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

just a little creepy Michael. . .  

gave me that feeling. . . well done. . .

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:exorcist

they make me take medication when I see stuff like that!! :ghost
Wish I had your phone number, son,
I'd call you at 3:00AM as I shudder, waiting for 'them' :darklol

Lady

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Yanno..
I got gooseybumps reading this! Geesh! I love it though! only..it made me think of demons. *shudders*

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in silence, dwell a while
remember back, a soft smile
in silence, hold my hand...
in remember, love was...grand...

harboring memories
this I do
take my hand
as I still love you

~*~

yes, it can be
taken two ways...

well done, Sir
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Kind of inspires me to write another dark one...   hmmm...

-MVS

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"Everyone can hear;  few can listen."

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Michael--I enjoyed this..but, I must say, I like the ones that hold my hands.  
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Oooooh Creepy! Delicious! Loved it...

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I must be tired, as I thought it was your shadow, and read this totally different than anyone else. But if you do it ooga booga, it is kinda scary alright, but fun!

If you have a choice to sit down or dance, dance!

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Like I didn't already have a nightmare everytime I laid down...thanks, a lot!   I won't get fooled, again.
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Yikes, trying to cause more insomnia, Michael? Good and effective scary write.
Sandra
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Auguste,

   I too was fooled.. I was expecting a heart wrenching romantic something or other...lol.  But I'm not the least bit disappointed! I love it! Creepiness and all. Well done

TaraB

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