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Scary Moments

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Scary Moments

Abandoned in the fifties after the war
A frieght elevator stuck between floors
Obsolete machinery, splintered old chairs
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere

Dead air presses down, stifling and thick
Something still dwells behind one of those bricks
Curled up in a ball, it waits for me there
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere

A musty gray vapor that whispers my name
It seeps through the wall and creeps to my brain
It sighs and it groans as my soul is laid bare
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere

It mumbles and moans and drones of ancient tombs
Of claustrophopic closets and dim, hollow rooms
I cry out for help, echoes answer my prayer
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere

The ghost of my lonely, my lost and alone
My hopeless and helpless, my can't go back home
It's looking at me now with a dull, vacant stare
In a warehouse in Newark, New Jersey somewhere

6/4/2014
Date Written: 12/6/2012
For Shadow Hamilton's contest




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  1. Date: 6/12/2014 10:55:00 AM
    Crazy, creepy..congrats on a well deserved win!.. Arlene..

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 1:19:00 PM
    Tim, This is absolutely enthralling!!! It must have been terrifying. Thank God you got out alive and lived to write this sensational Kyrielle. Elaine

  1. Date: 6/9/2014 10:05:00 AM
    Hi Tim, Congrats on the Scary moment win. Thanks for sharing........Love Linda

  1. Date: 6/8/2014 6:36:00 PM
    Whooooo frightening write with vivid imagery.. My faves 1st and 3rd!! Congratulations Tim..:)

  1. Date: 6/7/2014 4:35:00 PM
    goosebumps, wow, tim.. congrats and huggs

  1. Date: 6/6/2014 5:30:00 PM
    A truly scary moment in time. Congratulations on your win. Love,Joyce

  1. Date: 6/6/2014 6:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your "Scary Moments" contest award, Tim. Well deserved. Jack C

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 10:15:00 PM
    Very well written...Congratulations on your well deserved high win, Tim!!! :O))

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 10:11:00 PM
    Such a gem Tim ! awesome write real scary moments out there ,,, congrats on deserved first place win !

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 9:56:00 PM
    this one was SO GOOD, tim. One of the most well deserved wins I am seeing today as I look at all the winner lists. Congrats. It's no wonder I faved this one.

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 8:33:00 PM
    This sounds real scary congrats on your big win Tim xxx

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 6:58:00 PM
    Oh mY goodness! What a freaking amazing poem, You have earned number one and beyond. I think this is genius, what a intriguing story, captivating from the first word, the emotional triggers are all there. You have impressed me!!! Well done!!

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 5:56:00 PM
    Congratulations, dear TIm. I have loved this poem from the first reading; so glad it won you this well deserved first place.

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 12:44:00 PM
    Well chosen first place--awesome feel to it. The ending could be a play on the end lines, something like: In a warehouse some place, somehow. Nowhere. Congrats!

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 9:58:00 AM
    This is strong and expressive.; the imagery riveting. Congrats on a worthy top placing, Tim.

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 9:38:00 AM
    Congratulations on a fine win in the contest, Tim

  1. Date: 6/5/2014 8:47:00 AM
    Tim congrats on 1st place your poem reeks of horror and atmosphere love it ty for taking part hugs

  1. Date: 4/15/2014 12:34:00 AM
    WOW! This really got to me, Tim...My favorite lines.....The ghost of my lonely, my lost and alone My hopeless and helpless, my can't go back home...and the rest of that stanza...What genius! Wonderful! Tim...I read your blog. I didn't post because I like the reply button and I didn't want to get scalped. Community, my dear....Hugs to you. You've been missed by ME.

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 10:22:00 PM
    Tim a haunting and beautiful write...congratulationson the win...

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 3:42:00 PM
    Wow! I love the flow of your words here, and the repetition of your last line. Also, the mysterious subject matter kept my interest all the way through! A terrific poem, Tim! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem. I appreciate it very much!

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