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Below is the poem entitled Shadow Man which was written by poet Donna Jones. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Shadow Man

When that one moment sucks the illusion of safety away
We're left knowing tomorrow will be different from today

After nightly prayers, should I die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take

For a child of six, stone still in her bed
Watching shadow man creep by her window, it began

With the safety of loving parents in just the next room
She, too afraid to breath, remained alone

Eventually, tears turned to cries of tortured fear
Bringing parents arms to hold her near

The shadow man stole more than material things
He turned fairy wings into creeping things in a little girls dreams

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 3:27:00 AM
    Hi Donna, This sounds so scary for a little child, experiencing the creepy Shadow man, he is a kin to the boogie men we grew up with and very scary, a poem with a difference, well told. John

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 3:00:00 PM
    this is a very interesting one of yours. I am glad to finally see it further down your page. Nicely done! Had it been for a contest?

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 4/12/2013 9:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No, no contest, just something that happened to me when I was a child...thanks for stoppind andrea
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 4:14:00 AM
    Powerful, haunting, vivid! Thank you for sharing, Donna!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 3/1/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stopping by to read....:-)
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:23:00 PM
    scary write here, my friend - so well worded

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/28/2013 4:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you jack ...
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 3:19:00 PM
    this is a wonderful poem, Donna, one not only can read this, but the visual is amazing...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/28/2013 4:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate your kind words harry....and for stopping by...Donna
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 10:53:00 AM
    Hope it's just the boogie man! I had such an imagination--still do, can scare the wits out of myself--like you did here!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/28/2013 12:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nope, really happened...but almost fifty years ago now...thanks for stopping by....:-)
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:59:00 AM
    Creepy but extremely wonderful write my dear friend, Donna! Congrats for a well-done poem! I love it and I have enjoyed reading it. Thank you so much! love always, Leonora

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/28/2013 10:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Leonora..its amazing the things that leave an impression on children's memories
  1. Date: 2/28/2013 8:52:00 AM
    ooooo...creepy...I like it!!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/28/2013 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Caleb...sometimes truth is better than any fiction!
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 8:11:00 PM
    I imagine how scared you were Donna! The fact that you still recall this night says how frightening it was for you. Great job in telling your story. And thanks for your kind support, my friend. God bless. Love, Annalise

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/27/2013 9:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes it was the first time I realized everyone in the world was not nice...l lived a very sheltered loving childhood and it made a definite impression. Thanks for stopping
  1. Date: 2/27/2013 7:35:00 PM
    Wow, this is a creepy theme, terror infested write my friend! You have written a very successful poem here Donna, it did bring fear, but that's what you wanted! Incredible design, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 2/27/2013 7:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    The little girl was me...the guy only stole our fishing poles hanging on the outside of the house..about all we had of any value...but I still remember it! Creep!