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One Dark and Misty Night

There is a place inside the woods where I wound up one night.
Way up in the mountains where I went to get a bite.
Circumstances led me there the day my car broke down.
I thought I’d get a meal as I was stranded near the town.

It was a lovely autumn day, the trees were crimson red.
It was their last hurrah before the leaves were dried and shed.
The yellows and the oranges were mingled with the green.
The sight was so breathtaking, the most lovely that I’d seen.

The back roads were the prettiest and so I went that way.
My camera was my passenger and chronicled the day.
But halfway through my journey my car heated up and died.
My cell phone had no signal and nowhere was there a ride.

That’s when I saw the smoke emerging from a chimney top.
Way up in the mountain where I thought there’d be a shop.
And so I started climbing as the day had turned to dusk.
Even now, I still can smell the pine trees and the musk.

Echoes in the misty night surrounded me with fear.
Something was behind me I could feel that it was near.
I started walking faster as my heart began to race.
The eerie sounds of creatures filled the earth and every space.

I finally reached a clearing and the lights that were up high.
I screamed into the darkness with no answer to my cry.
That’s when I heard the howling of the wolves into the night.
And when I felt the burning of the teeth sink in and bite.

I screamed in pain and horror as I fell onto the ground.
I started crawling to a house, the closest in the town.
But just before I reached the door, I felt a bite again.
I know that I was saved but don’t remember how or when.

The people in the cabin took me in and made me well.
A few days later I was healed, the bites no longer swelled.
But now each time the moon is full I roam the woods til light.
All because my car broke down one dark and misty night.



For Gail Doyle's 'Stranded' contest, by Samia Ali Arroyo


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  1. Date: 5/4/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the "Stranded/Ghosts" contest Samia. Love, Carol

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/4/2012 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Carol! :)
  1. Date: 5/3/2012 12:46:00 PM
    A cut and paste apology for a cogratulations message but congrats. Am on holiday with limited access xx

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/3/2012 2:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Mandy! I appreciate it!
  1. Date: 5/2/2012 7:53:00 PM
    Congrats Samia on your 1st place win, great poem well written and full of mystery, luv viel

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/2/2012 9:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Vie! I do appreciate it! :)
  1. Date: 5/2/2012 3:51:00 PM
    This wonderful winner could be a movie script, it is written so well, and werewolves are all the rage at the moment. congrats to you Samia. harry

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/2/2012 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Harry, I'm so glad you liked it! And from your lips to a movie producer's ears! LOL Really, thank you very much.
  1. Date: 5/2/2012 3:46:00 PM
    how you told this story in rhyme is a thing of beauty...congrats on your win Samia

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/2/2012 3:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Joseph! That is very kind of you! :)
  1. Date: 5/2/2012 2:38:00 PM
    Ut OH werewolf??Congrad's on your win. Light & love

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/2/2012 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Debbie, Yes, werewolf! LOL, Thank you so much Debbie! :)
  1. Date: 4/14/2012 11:42:00 AM
    Flowing and well written (smile)..I liked it!. Thanks for sharing Samia..-Diana

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 4/14/2012 2:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Diana, I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you very much. :)
  1. Date: 4/14/2012 5:44:00 AM
    Nice twist!

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 4/14/2012 5:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Terry!