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Once Upon a Summer's Evening

Once Upon a Summer's Evening

Once upon a summer’s evening, I sat silent, writing, weaving
words of terror—unbelieving— as I put inked quill to page.
There within the cemetery, darkness fell, I would not tarry.
From the shadows came a query; spectral voices, wise with age—
I could sense their wretched rage.

 
In the forest, wolves were howling, suddenly, there came a growling
wrought with horror, I knelt, cowling—hiding ‘neath an ancient oak.
On the pathway, bony branches reached for me, my face soon blanches,
rising up, I took my chances, pulling taut my tattered cloak—
ghosts emerged from swirling smoke.

 
All within my soul now screaming, “Wake up, man, you’re merely dreaming!”
specters gathered ‘round me, gleaming—glowing in the pale moonlight.
High above the scene unfolding, I looked down as I flew, floating
like some deadly demon gloating, just before mad wrath’s unleashed—
all the ghostly whsip’ring ceased.

 
Ravens high above me, flying, cawing out—such constant crying!
I arose, then kept on trying—trav’ling through tall towering trees.
Down the pathway towards salvation, to my home, where hibernation,
I’d indulge, but revelation showed mine eyes a spectral sea—
‘Twas then I knew…they’d come for me.

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Dean Kuch

Thanks so much, Lisa.
I deeply appreciate your comments and the PIN as well.
More than anything else I'm very happy you enjoyed the poem.
With gratitude,
~Dean ♥

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Dean Kuch

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Migel.
I deeply appreciate it!
~Dean 🕱

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Djangos Daughter

Another brilliant  write  Dean. You are a Master of ghostly gothic writes. DD x

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Dean Kuch

I'm glad you had a chance to read this, DD.
As always I am very grateful for your comments.
Have a wonderful weekend!
~Dean♥

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sparrowsong

Hello Dean...

To set forth future Generation Curses...

Awesome write!

Thank you for sharing...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

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Dean Kuch

Thank you very much, sparrowsong.
I'm glad you enjoyed the poem and I sincerely appreciate your thoughtful comments.
All my best!
~Dean ♥

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Susan Chetcuti

I still get a chill every time I read one of your tales Dean. Well done on a good write and reading your brilliant work is always a privilege:)

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Dean Kuch

Just not well done enough for you to 'LIKE' or cast your vote for, right?
As always, thanks for reading.
I appreciate your comments.
🕱Dean🕱

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Syd

Great poem Dean. Like I was saying in my response to your comment on my poem..Your poems always have a flow which makes them so easy to read. Great descriptions here which painted a vivid picture in my mind. Very well written as always.

- Syd 

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Dean Kuch

Thanks very much for checking it out, Syd.
I really appreciate it!
~Dean

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Dean....Your narration and flow are always so perfect.....which make the tales you write so much more powerful when read....At first I thought he was dreaming his demise...but chills came at the end when he himself concludes it is his time.  You do have such a Edgar Allen Poe flavor to your dark writes...Amazing.  xo ;) 

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Dean Kuch

Thank you for reading and commenting on it, Cherie.
I sincerely appreciate you sharing your insights with me about the poem.
Horror Hugs!
~Dean ♥

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Michelle Booy

I love the bounce and the flow of this. Your dark writing awakens a part of me that both scares and intrigues me-like a memory of lifetimes past. That's what your writing does to me! Thanks for sharing.

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Dean Kuch

Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful comments, Michelle.
I'm really glad you enjoyed this poem.
Have a wonderful weekend.
~Dean ♥

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