As you walk the streets at night,
I am always there just out of sight.
You sometimes feel me near,
footsteps in your mind you hear.
I see you stop and stare,
wondering just who is there.
Deep in the shadows of the night you search,
but mortal eyes cant see my perch.
A BANG! in the dark,
you feel fear in your heart.
You flee to the places of sin,
where footsteps are lost in the din.
Encased in the crowd,
you feel safe and proud.
Till you notice them all leer,
encouraged by the smell of your fear.
They drag you into the night by your hair,
your cloths they rip and tear.
Strangers ignore your cries of distress,
you are surrounded by enemies in the darkness.
But the darkness is my home,
through it I may freely roam.
They scream and try to fight,
but they are no match for a child of the night.
Soothing words I whisper in your ear,
till the light of day makes me disappear.
I whisper with my last kiss and caress,
that you are safe always in DARKNESS..

An unfinished poem written for an IRC friend who loves dark poetry