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Horror Haiku Collection: A Bat-Winged Figure

Poetry By: Philip Roberts
Horror



Horror is not just enjoyable at Halloween. It can be enjoyed all year round.


Submitted:Jan 5, 2011    Reads: 46    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   



SOMETHING EVIL
Something evil waiting
Lurking in the shadows,
Watching you approach.

STRANGE DESIRES
Haunted by strange desires
Demons of the night,
Terrorise the living.

STRANGE DESIRES
Haunted by strange desires
Demons of the night,
Set upon the living.

THE STREETS OF FEAR
Corpse-like creatures hunt
Through deserted streets where,
The living hide in fear.

THE THIRSTING
Ichor-coated corpses
Risen from their graves; thirsting
After human blood.

UNNATURAL LUSTS
Unnatural lusts:
Compulsion to drink blood,
Soon to commit mayhem.

THE VAMPIRE CURSE
Young women set on
By tall, skulking, wraithlike strangers:
The vampire curse.

VAMPIRES SWOOP
Vampires change to bats
Then swoop in through your window,
Landing on your neck.

THE WATCHER OUTSIDE
A wraith-like figure
Perched on a window sill,
Licking shining canines.

WHITE SLIVERS
Moonlight reflects off
White slivers in the shadows,
Canines being licked?

ALL MANNER OF FIENDS
All manner of fiends
Walk through the shadowy streets,
Seeking human blood.

A BAT-WINGED FIGURE
A bat-winged figure
Lurks in a lonely graveyard,
Compelled to live on blood.

BLOOD FEAST
Fat droplets of blood
Run across your throat. From where
A fiend has feasted.

BY BLOOD ALONE
(I)
Fed on blood only
They live through untold years, and
Need no other food.

THE CONNOISSEUR
Tapping a pulsing vein
He selects a fine wine,
From a special cache.

EVIL HIDING NEAR
Scraping, clicking sounds
Creatures that thrive on the dark,
Evil hiding near.

EVIL HUMAN SACRIFICES
On a lonely knoll
Evil human sacrifices,
Used to call up fiends.

EVIL IMPULSES OF THE NIGHT
At night you feel an urge
To do the evil things,
You dare not do by day.

EVIL LIVES AGAIN
Devil's promises
Calling you in the dark night,
Evil lives again.

EVIL LURKING NEARBY
In the night shadows
Evil lurking nearby, waiting
For the unwary.

EVIL MAGIC RUNES
Evil magic runes
Cast your lot with Satan, and
Bring you tragedy.

EVIL MAGIC SIGNS
Evil magic signs
Giving veiled warnings of the,
Terror crouching near.

EVIL MAGIC TOTEMS
Magic totems used
By unwary sorcerers,
Raise the living dead.

THE EVIL NIGHT
Strange travellers
Are hunting down human prey,
In this evil night.

THE EVIL ORDER
An evil order
Plots against humanity;
Works for Elder Gods.

A FLOOD OF HORROR
A flood of horror
Sweeping right through your system,
Terror drawing near.

FOREBODING
Tall, dark strangers lurk
Just outside your field of view,
Evil foreboding.

FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK
Footsteps in the dark
Echo hauntingly around,
Closing in on you.

FOOTSTEPS IN THE HALL
(I)
Footsteps in the hall
Wing beats in the darkness,
Unseen horrors approach.

FOOTSTEPS OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR
Awaking you hear
Footsteps in the corridor,
Just outside your door.

FROM THE SHADOWS

Unseen horrors lurch
Toward you from the shadows,
Will you see in time?

GHOULISH CREATURES FEASTING
Ghoulish creatures feast
In an ancient, sunken crypt,
Living off the dead.

GIANT MOLLUSC TRACKS
Slime trails, silvery
Just like giant mollusc tracks,
What lies up ahead?

GLOWING RED EYES CALL YOU (II)
Two glowing red eyes
Burning deep into your brain,
Calls you to its lair.

THE HELL HOUND (II)
Evil, snarling beast
Exhaling fire and brimstone,
As it hunts by night.

HIDEOUS, CLOUDLIKE IMAGES
Shifting mists; colour
Of red sands -- form hideous,
Cloudlike images.

HIGH ON A ROCKY HILLTOP
An ancient fortress
High on a rocky hilltop,
Horror waits within.

HOUSE OF DIRE TROUBLES
House of misery:
Troubles stalk all those living,
In this dire abode.

THE HOUSE OF FEAR
Wispy figures flit
Around in unlit hallways,
In a fearful house.

HOUSE OF GREAT DANGER
House of great danger
Evil, slinking creatures wait,
For unwary guests.

A HOUSE OF HAUNTS (II)
A house of haunts with
An evil reputation,

Terror lurks within.

THE END
© Copyright 2011
Philip Roberts






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