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Horror Haiku Collection: Terror Slowly Stalks

Poetry By: Philip Roberts
Horror



Vampire, Horror, science-fiction, mystery, romance are all legitimate themes for haiku verse. Despite what some know-nothings insist!


Submitted:Jan 12, 2011    Reads: 78    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


THE APPROACH
Evil all around
Prowling
midnight alleyways,
Death approaching fast.

AQUEOUS (II)
Aquatic horror
With extended, sharklike teeth.
Meant for rending flesh.

ARMAGEDDON
Now Armageddon:
The human race is dying,
All their sins are paid.

AWFUL
Blind terror grips you
Atmosphere heavy with fear,
Something awful nears.

THE AWFUL NIGHT

Cries of fear unfold
Agony of sudden death,
Haunts this awful night.

THE BEAST CHILD (II)
Beastchild born of terror
Raised in a house of hate,
Evil bred within.

BESTIAL FACES
Bestial faces
Hatred burns in pig-like eyes,
Watching from nearby.

BLACK VELVET
Eerie, moonless night
Blacker than blackest velvet,
Sets your nerves on edge.

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD
(II)
Evil words written
On a parchment of tanned flesh,
Using blood for ink.

BREATH OF THE STORM
The breath of a storm:
Like anguished screams of the damned,
All your nerve ends raw.

BURNING

Dark evil burning
Down toward unwary prey,
Night horrors descend.

THE BURROWERS BENEATH
Deep in the earth
Lovecraftean horrors: the
Burrowers beneath.

CAPTURED SOULS

Captured souls writhing
Tormented by dark horrors,
Night fiends are at play.

CHAMBER OF HORRORS (II)
Eerie creaking chains
Mournful cries are heard within,
A crumbling old house.

COLD FIRE (II)
Cold fire burning bright
Chilling you to the marrow,
Burning without heat.

COLD RAGE
A mindless fury
Icy cold rage burning bright,
Evil being hatched.

COLD SWEAT (I)
Cold sweat grips you
Too terrified to move, as
Horrors lurch toward you.

THE CRAWLING HORROR (II)
A nameless, crawling slug
A slimy, bloated thing;
Evil through and through.

THE CREDITOR (II)
You sold your soul for
Mere fortune and fame, but now
The creditor calls.

CREEPING NEAR
Madness creeping near
Evil things as yet undone,
Soon the time will come.

CREEPING TERRORS
Night-time is your foe
The daylight can protect you,
From creeping terrors.

CRIES OF AGONY
Cries of agony
Ring out in the haunted night,
Evil being done.

CRIES OF FEAR RING OUT
Cries of fear ring out
The devil's ways are many,
Torture being done.

CRIES OF TERROR (I)
Loud cries of terror
As dark fiends lurch toward you,
Aiming for your throat.

CRIMSON DEATH
Helpless souls writhing
Within the deadly clutches,
Of the crimson death.

DANGER SIGNS

Danger signs at night
Evil is all around us,
Death is lurking near.

DEATH DREAMS (II)
Death fills all your dreams
Terror your waking moments;
Fear your only friend.

DEATH IS IN THE AIR (II)
Whispery death breeze
Howling out like banshee cries,
Death is on the way.

DEATH WHISPERS
Reverberant silence:
The whispers of death,
Echoing in your mind.

DRAGON LORE
Old legends speak of
Gigantic, winged saurians,
Breathing fiery death.

FOOTSTEPS IN THE HALL (III)
Footsteps in the hall
Wing beats in the darkness,
Evil drawing nearer.

THE GREATEST FEAR
The point at which fear
Could grow no greater;
Every nerve end throbbing.

NIGHT SOUNDS IN YOUR MIND
Night sounds in your mind
Hearing footsteps round your bed,
Your mind petrified.

TERROR RULES YOUR LIFE
Morbid delusions
Seem impossible to conquer:
Terror rules your life.

TERROR SLOWLY STALKS
Cries of blind terror
Ringing out in the night, as
Terror slowly stalks.

TIGER BROTHER
The tiger image
Helps you fight against,
Your dread: the sending.

THE UNHOLY GUILD
A secret guild that
Meets late in the evenings,
Plotting evil deeds.

WAVES OF FEAR
Waves of fear washing
Through your heart and soul as
The dark night awakens.

A WINGED SHOGGOTH
A winged Shoggoth
Soaring through the dark night sky,
Searching for live prey.

WISPY FIGURES
Wispy figures move
Through the deep shadows,
Near the corner of your eye.

THE END
© Copyright 2011
Philip Roberts





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