Living in constant fear...a killer is near...



I do not use parking lots or elevators

Since a dead body was found by shocked spectators

I only walk around if it is a public place

After I witnessed him kill and he saw my face

I fear these haunting nights

Now that he has me in his sights

Breaking news reporting on his latest attack

Suddenly I feel someone behind my back

Now the lights go out

I am so scared I cannot shout

So, I remain quiet as a mouse

The killer is in my house


Submitted: June 13, 2020

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Great tension and build-up to that final line.

Sun, June 14th, 2020 6:50pm


Thanx Hullabaloo22

I couldn't decide if I should make it a flash Short Story or a poem..
but now I'm glad its a poem...

Thanx so much...

Sun, June 14th, 2020 1:02pm


A dark, gripping poem.
The ending is fantastic, and the writing is great.

Wed, June 24th, 2020 5:53am


Thanx so much Rob

That really means a great deal to me...

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 11:30pm

Criss Sole

Spooky. Great rhyming.
Loved it!

Tue, September 8th, 2020 7:15am


Thanx soooooo much Criss

Appreciate the read and the cool comment !

Tue, September 8th, 2020 3:20am

Gloria Dale

It's hard to find poems with this much suspense and not be melodramatic. Well done, Sharief. I wish a short film director would discover your content. I would enjoy seeing your work put on the screen.

Sun, October 11th, 2020 11:21pm


Thanx soooooo much for reading my work Gloria and for such a beautiful and encouraging comment...

I get so excited when I see a comment from you as I hold you in such high regard for your amazing body of work...

I try to be a bit different and therefore tend to doubt myself sometimes, but feedback like this is really encouraging and gives me even more confidence to continue.

Thanx again Gloria!

Mon, October 12th, 2020 1:26am

Rehmat Tanzila

Oh I'm scared of elevators!! Good poem giving insight to a human nature!

Sun, December 20th, 2020 5:06pm


Thanx so much for the kind comment Rehmat, it was so cool to find it first day back from my leave !!

My apology for the late response though...

Thanx again !

Mon, January 18th, 2021 4:44am

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