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Horror Haiku Collection: On the Brink of Terror

Poetry By: Philip Roberts
Horror



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


Submitted:Jan 11, 2011    Reads: 47    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


IN THE GRAVEYARD
Undead creatures lurk
In shadows in the graveyard,
Following mourners.

THE LATE-NIGHT WATCHER
Batwings fluttering
Dark figures on a sill,
Watch those sleeping within.

THE LIVING DEAD RISEN
Dreadful warnings
Of the living-dead risen,
To feast upon blood.

LURKING IN GRAVEYARDS
Unnatural desires
Motivate dark figures,
Lurking in graveyards.

LUST
Figures in graveyards
Lost to a strange compulsion;
Lust for human blood.

THE METAMORPHOSIS
Humans change to bats
Then swoop in through your window,
Landing on your neck.

NIGHT FLYERS
Death stalks 'cross the land
Evil flying on batwings;
Sharp fangs sinking deep.

NIGHT WALKERS
Evil creatures walk
Through the dark night streets,
Of a village lost to fear.

NON-REFLECTIVE MIRRORS
Non-reflective mirrors
Give a vital warning:
Vampires in the room.

ON THE BRINK OF TERROR
Terror welling up
Images of caped strangers,
Lurking near your room.

PALE-SKINNED MONSTERS
Pale skinned monsters lurk
In shadows, waiting nearby
Reaching out for prey.

RED-RIMMED EYES PEER
Red-rimmed eyes peering
Through a bedroom window;
Wing beats wake the sleeper.

RIVERS OF BLOOD
Long, stiletto-like claws
And needle-sharp fangs,
Produce rivers of blood.

SHADOWY FIGURES CREEP
Shadowy figures creep
Around the moonless night,
Evil soon to fall.

SKULKING LIKE A GHOST
Skulking like a ghost
In his crypt by daylight,
Fearing the sun's warm rays.

ANCIENT MOUNTAIN PEAKS
Ancient mountains rise
Towering black, snow-capped peaks,
Tall and menacing.

THE CRAWLING HORROR (I)
A crawling slug named Muggsly
A slimy, bloated thing;
Evil through and through.

THE DARK OF THE NIGHT
Whirling images of
Faces and hands, in the dark night;
Closing in on you.

DARK OF THE WOODS
Through the dark night woods
Run evil, loping creatures,
Hunting human prey.

DARK WATERS
(II)
Dark waters crash on
Lifeless continents;
Humanity passed away.

DISTILLED TERROR (II)
A distilled darkness
Hunting lonely back-packers,
An alien terror.

THE DOORS OF HELL (II)
Sights that wring terror
Peering through death's door and,
The doors of Hell beyond.

DREAMS OF A TIGER
(II)
Dreams of a tiger
Dreams of a dingo, or wolf;
Fighting over you.

DREAMING OF TERRORS (II)
Dreaming of terror
You awake to find demons,
Feeding upon you.

THE EVIL CELLAR
A light burns below
In a distant cellar where,
Evil fiends work.

EVIL COMES YOUR WAY
Terrible hooked teeth
Long, segmented arms and legs:
Evil comes your way.

EVIL CREEPING NEAR
Eerie shadows pass
Writhing with strange shapes and hues,
Evil creeping near.

EVIL DREAMS
Your dreams tell of death
Loping through a dark forest,
Baring down on you.

EVIL FACES LOOM
Night-time descending
The darkness tormenting you;
Evil faces loom.

EVIL FIGURES
Evil figures dance
In the flickering flames,
Of an outdoor fire.

EVIL
GOINGS ON
Evil goings on
In dimly-lit entrance ways,
Bloody deeds are done.

EVIL HATCHING
Evil thoughts hatching
Slowly in a furtive brain,
Terror on the way.

EVIL QUETZALCOATL
A great plumed serpent
With large, feathered wings:
Evil Quetzalcoatl.

THE EYES HAVE IT
Corpses without eyes
Slimy, pink-white worms wriggling,
In their eye sockets.

FACES AT THE WINDOW
Swine-like squeals made by
Foul, inhuman creatures,
Peering through your window.

FEARFUL ALLUSIONS
Fearful allusions
Dark figures motivated,
By inhuman lusts.

THE FEARFUL LIFE
Death holds no terror
Failure is of no matter,
I fear only life!

FEAR PERSONIFIED
Every nerve end raw
And throbbing from sheer terror,
Fear personified.

FEAR STIRS WITHIN
Morbid fantasies
As daylight turns to night-time,
And fear stirs within.

GIANT WINGS
Giant wings stretching
Beating at the sky, ready
To swoop down on you.

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

THE END
© Copyright 2011
Philip Roberts





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