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    The only respite from self-confinement

    They lock the eight year old
    In the safety of their home
    They need to get to work
    They will be back at four.

    Alone but equiped with his imagination and toys
    The child started playing around like other boys
    His only respite from confinement was the washroom's window
    Through which he sees the park that was abandoned long ago.

    He then set his eyes upon the swing
    Despite being vacant it was moving
    The little boy shrieked
    He hid under his bed
    "I saw nothing. It's all in my head".

    The boy couldn't just curl up and weep
    He had seen something he couldn't believe
    Looking at the park, standing on toilet seat
    Now the swing set is swinging at full speed
    He stood there, mesmerized by sheer terror
    From behind came a hand from the mirror
    The rotten hand had cuffed his neck
    It is trying to strangle him to death
    The boy struggled to ease the deadly grip
    Turning on the tap, he poured water on it
    The hand retreats without settling the score
    The boy faints and lies on the washroom floor.
    He lied there until his parents returned.
    They tried the best to comfort their son.

    His haunting experience was branded a fantasy
    After singing lullabies , mom put him to sleep
    "Mom has left, then why do I still hear the lullabies?"
    The boy thought like this without opening his eyes.
    With a hissing voice and putrid breath
    "It is I!", the ghost replied.

    He woke with a start and scoured the scene
    There was no trace of the phantom to be seen
    In the morning, after the protective shadows of his parents left
    He leered through the window fixating his eyes at the swinging set
    Seeing the swing dead with no moment
    He tried to quit washroom and go to the living room
    But the door was locked from the outside
    Wouldn't open no matter how much he tried
    Fear was sucking out the air from him.
    He heard that someone is coming.
    Parents have come to rescue their babe
    This event kept repeating itself everyday.


    Day one, he cried a ton.
    Day two, no one to talk to.
    Day three, drove him to insanity.
    Day four, he couldn't live anymore.

    The phantom of the park had spotted it's prey
    The phantom has found a new game to play.
  • #616893
    This poem reminds me the scene from the home alone type of movies which has come in all languages and the poetic mention of the author is very captivating and arresting.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #616917
    Aditya,

    I wonder why your poems are always all dark & gloomy ones. This one is really horrifying.

    When people come at you with their worst, you should come at them with your best (advice given to Selena Gomez by her mother, quoted in Time magazine.)

  • #616944
    I don't know Vandana. I try to write well about everything. This time I tried writing a horror.
    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #616995
    It's very scary Aditya, sounds dark and from the depths of evil. Especially the line It is I.Imagine a child listening to this. It remind me of the movie Sixth Sense by Manoj Night S, poor kid's image flashed in my mind on reading this. Why don't you pen down a good simple poem on the innocence of a child, many would love it.

  • #617003
    I have enjoyed the poem. Although no doubt it is scary, but I have immensely enjoyed the poem, just like I used to enjoy scary ghost-stories during my childhood. Just like I enjoyed the terrible film ''Exorcist'' alone, accepting the challenge of my friends in XIth standard.

    Thumb's up! Mr. Aditya Mohan.

    Caution: Explosive. Handle with care.

  • #617026
    That was my motto. To write a dark horror poem.
    I see that I've succeeded. Thanks once again for reading this modest work.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #617036
    Very well written but quiet spooky especially the lines
    "He had seen something he couldn't believe
    Looking at the park, standing on toilet seat
    Now the swing set is swinging at full speed
    He stood there, mesmerized by sheer terror"
    Terrifying when I visualize this particular scene.


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