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Bump In The Night
by Paul Berube
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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This blanket doesn't seem to work,
when voices are so near.
No matter where the covers sit,
their wailing I still hear.

Perhaps these souls are calling me
their gibberish don't make sense ;
But isn't that what gibberers do
when under false pretense ?

Talking amongst each other,
I wonder what is said ?
Do they plan to take this man
who lays upon his bed ?

Am I being pessimistic ?
All that's good reflects a light.
Am I being rather foolish
to what bumps in the night ?

One hasn't many options
when the chimes toll twelve, you know ;
No matter how we face the facts
there's just nowheres to go.

Skin is raw, blood so thin
and bone of ivory white ;
Listen very closely now,
you'll hear what bumps the night.

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
I really liked this Halloween poem! Its ERIEE>>>>>>>>>M
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Paul, I apologize. I was tracking you and thought you had just stopped writing for some reason. Then, this morning, I figured I'd have a look to see what you had been up to. To my surprise you've written a few pieces that I never saw before, such as this one. I don't know how but somehow my tracking you was unsubscribed. Corrected that problem now so I'm back on track. No pun intended. lol BUMP IN THE NIGHT is very well done my friend. Well done indeed. Great to see you again and God bless.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
As one who hates nightmares, I think I'll pass on listening to what 'goes bump in the night.' Still, the poem closely approximated that which causes that fear.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
yip goosebumbs all over reading this...just read Paul this and I am on HIGH ALERT MATE!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Engler
I tell you what went bump in the night--goose bumps while reading your poem. Good write, Paul, and I want to echo Regis.....Jerry
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
nightmares Paul, fun write to ponder the night
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
Paul, you've written a fine poem here...hope to read more, love Holly
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
It is true that "things" in the darkness seem completely different in the light of day. Well-expressed, Paul. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Lois Christensen
awesome write, just got around to it today, sorry being so late. but it takes my breath away just reading through it. Fine write.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
You paint an eerie picture and set an even more eerie modd with your powerful imagery...sent chills up my spine, makes me want to look over my shoulder and sleep with a light on....great write!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by RaeLynn Teller
So far from home, I don't mind sharing a room with my 2 year old grandson.
At least he has a nightlight.
This truly expresses my fear of the dark.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
The first stanza sets the eerie mood perfectly. This is why I don't like to sleep in the dark! Nicely done with a chilling feel. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Amazing what thoughts run through the mind when darkness falls and all is silently still. Sending chills and think I will keep a night light on, just in case.....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
Reviewed by Stan Grimes
The sun goes down and imagination goes wild...great write.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
I love this...especially today. It's warm still...but there's that crispness in the air in the evening...makes me think of Halloween! You've written this well!
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat

A haunting poem, and let's us think, what is really there in the night?

Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Paul,,, Amazing work,,,gives me a bit of a chill, amazing what we might hear as we try to sleep.... our minds never really sleep do they???? I think they work overtime.
Blessings and love,
Reviewed by Linda Hill
I feel that way too when I'm laying in bed at 3am and can't sleep. I just couldn't put it into words. This is perfect! Amazing talent you have to write about any topic!

Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
Delicious! Love the syntax and charm of this 'seasonal' delight - gets me in the mood for Halloween and cool, dark October nights.
Reviewed by Southern Comfort
OOOOOOO A sacry goodun! HUGS! SC
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Good Morning Paul,
"Bump In The Night" I Love It!!
I Have Enjoyed How You Have Expressed The Dark Lurking Wonders In The Charcoals of Shadows at Midnight..The Spiritual Realm Is Speaking To You, but have no fear!!
"when the chimes toll twelve," I think That is Said To be The Bewitching Hour?
Embraced ~ Embrassť

Reviewed by Felix Perry
Love it Paul, you do capture the midnight madness of the boogey man and I think when we are alone we all get a touch of the heeby jeebies now and then..
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