The Cornfield

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem for Halloween.

Cover image: Wolfgang Eckert from Pixabay.

The Cornfield

There’s something in the cornfield,

of that I’m almost certain,

as I stare out through a pane of glass

well hidden by the curtain.

Those golden sheaves are waving

as though there is a gale,

but the branches do not move -

I feel myself grow pale.

It’s like a path is being formed

right up to my door;

a sudden shriek that shatters me

to my very core.

A squeak of rusty hinges

and the temperature goes chill -

my nerves are on a tenterhook,

I’m really feeling ill.

A laugh and then there’s darkness,

a creepy macabre face -

the clown’s not in the cornfield

but is with me in this place.

Frozen for a moment,

by panic, then I run -

a hand reaches out and grabs me...

now my end has just begun.

Submitted: October 19, 2021

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dewey green

Brilliantly creepy mate! Hope you're well, And Happy Samhain!
( P.s. Clowns are more disturbing than ghouls!)

Wed, October 20th, 2021 4:17am


Yeah, you're right. There is something truly creepy about clowns at any time of the year.
Thank you so much for giving this a read.

Mon, November 8th, 2021 9:21am


A chilling air has blown through the corn field. It reaches for your soul, best pull up a chair by the fireside and chase those chills away.
Nice one,

Wed, October 20th, 2021 10:42am


Thanks so much for reading, C-S. Halloween is usually my favorite time of the year for writing but this year I've just not been feeling it.

Mon, November 8th, 2021 9:20am

Mike S.

A fine spookier, Hull

Thu, November 4th, 2021 6:01pm


Thanks, Mike. Halloween is usually my favorite time of the year to write for but with everything going on this year has not been the same.

Mon, November 8th, 2021 9:10am

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