Monday, July 21, 2014

Scary--By David Fox--United States


As I went to bed and turned out the light
I saw an image that gave me a fright
Was it a witch, a goblin or ghost?
Or was it a skeleton that frightened me most?
I turned out the light to see what was there
But it was only a blanket -- over a chair.

David has been published most recently in Smile, Poet's Digest, The Pink Chameleon, Creative Inspirations, Pancakes in Heaven, The Shine Journal, The Jokester, Weekly Avocet and Forte Green Literary Review. He publishes and edits The Poet's Art, a print journal that accepts family-friendly poetry.  Contact him at for more information.


  1. David, this is so true what one "sees" in the dark. One's imagination can sure get carried away! I laughed out loud when I read this because I am one whose mind runs overtime in this nature! You have the uncanny knack of expressing and yet being brief, which to me makes a poem more powerful and more relatable. When you get a moment send me some poems. Can't wait to feature you again. - is the e-mail address. I know you indicated you'd misplaced it. Karen has such great versatility of postings it is always such a joy and when I saw your name there, I was delighted! You are so creative! Sheri /

  2. Hi David. Fun and oftentimes true. Nice write. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. Dear David,

    Our imaginations tend to get the better of us at times and give us a fright but as we breathe a sigh of relief when we find that it was nothing though we tend to feel a little silly afterwards. You have conveyed that well here in this enjoyable poem, thank you for sharing it with us.


  4. Our imagination often plays tricks on us! Usually we know that we're being taken in, but curiosity still urges us to check things out! Enjoyed the write and flowing rhyme. // paul

  5. Dear David,

    Oddly enough, I recall a night in my childhood when I thought I saw a skeleton dangling in my closet. I just pulled the covers over my head.

    Creative and witty write, my friend!


  6. Carolyn,
    You hit the nail on the head! This was meant to be a children's poem. Sheri and Maurice, thank you for the lovely comments and will continue to support your endeavors. (Sorry for using Sadnnra's name in the e-mail message, both you and Sandra have the same initials, so sometimes I get you guys mixed up) As for Sandr and Paul, I guess we adults get mixed up sometimes about things, but it is mostly children afraid of the dark, which is why it was intended to be a children's poem.
    David Fox

  7. Thank you, Suzanne Clement, for the following--

    Yes, David. Sometimes we see things that appear scary but upon getting closer, we realize they are not what they appear to be.