Stranger in the dark

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic

Watching ...always watching

Until it's time to strike

Stranger in the dark


Tuesday nights run in the park

An eerie hoodie lurking in the dark

Friday nights romantic stroll

I dont notice the hoodie on patrol

Perhaps I am a mark

For the stranger in the dark

Come now don't be a sissy

This park is way too busy

I drop my car keys next to a big foot

Awake bound and gagged in a stranger's boot

My body will be found by a dog's bark

Beware the stranger in the dark

Submitted: June 23, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Sharief Hendricks. All rights reserved.

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Prince EL

Well written poem. Definitely a thriller.

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 1:09am


Thanx so much Prince EL

Appreciate it brother !

Mon, June 22nd, 2020 11:40pm

Derina Peng

Goodo! I thought poems are supposed to be only sissy...
I am going to give it a go on pcycho poem too.

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 1:18am


Hehehehehe… Thanx so much Derina

Yes, give it a go and thrill us !

Goodluck and enjoy the process...

Mon, June 22nd, 2020 11:52pm


Great write. A thriller for sure.

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 2:39am


Thanx so much JMM

I appreciate the positive comment and I'm really happy you enjoyed !

Mon, June 22nd, 2020 11:53pm

Compass Girl

Unsettling, but quite good!

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 4:06am


Thanx so much CG

I'm so pleased you enjoyed it !

Mon, June 22nd, 2020 11:55pm

tom mcmullen

Great poem Sharief! Sure to set the nerves on edge... he came I didn't hear a thing, he had a face like Stephan King!

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 5:59am


Aha ! Thanx so much Tom, getting a positive comment from you the suspense and horror master is like getting one from Stephen King himself !

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 12:20am


A thriller in rhyme! Not often I come across one of those.

Excellent, Sharief!

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 5:52pm


Thanx so much Hulls...

I try to use rhyme to invoke the opposite emotion of love and safety...

Tue, June 23rd, 2020 11:38am


A dark and grim ending for our poor protagonist!
A short and sweet poem, full of menace.
Nice job.

Mon, July 20th, 2020 2:36pm


Yes indeed ...I was stuck between a poem or a Flash fiction story...

Once I got into the rhyming I went with a dark sinister poem....

Thanx so much for reading Celtic-Scribe63.... much appreciated !

Mon, July 20th, 2020 9:56am

LE. Berry

Hope you continue the dark theme in your's very challenging. Nicely written Sharief...

Mon, July 27th, 2020 10:50pm


Thanx so much for the positive comment LE and especially for the encouragement !

Appreciate it so much !

Tue, July 28th, 2020 7:10am

Rehmat Tanzila

Uh-ho! Don't tell me! Quite thrilling!

Sun, December 20th, 2020 5:10pm


Thanx sooooooo much for reading and the cool comment Rehmat !!!

Mon, January 18th, 2021 4:46am

sidra shabbir

It's wow!

Wed, April 14th, 2021 7:19pm


Thanx so much for the cool comment Sidra !

My apology for the delayed response.

Fri, April 16th, 2021 6:31am

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