The Sky Became Dark


The sky became dark long before dark
No flame, no glow, no hint of a spark
The howl of a hound; the creak of a bone
This is no night to be left all alone
A bark born in hell that no human should hear
A full harvest moon spawns night that breeds fear
The air added cold to the already cold
No warmth, no heat, no hand to hold
The moon disappeared, obscured by a cloud
I have never, ever, heard silence this loud
Oh when will this evil night go away
I pray to the gods for the sun to bring day
More and more fear added to fear
Shadows of spirits are gone then appear
A specter beside me, now be it gone
Four hours to pass until there is dawn
The dark and the dark is affecting me so
Does light still exist, I really don't know
Mist and more mist mixed with the fog
Spiders and centipedes lost in the bog
A night such as this is Satan's request
The time will soon come to put horror to rest
Off from the east and into my sight
This night is now ended, behold there is light

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I was born in 1950 in Pittsburgh. I moved to Los Angeles and was an engineer for Northrop Grumman corporation. What inspired me to write this poem? My daughter was learning Poe's "The Raven." I told her that I could write a scary poem, too, and what you see before you is it.