Simon Says

"You Wanna Play!!!"

Deep into the forest
I found a wooden doll 
Porcelain eyes, creeping from behind 
Like TV, the music haunted every step 
Falling into a paralyzed state 
The moonlight darkened before my eyes
Bitter taste of sulfur covered the scene 
 My heart pumped itself to sleep 
 Pure evil waltzes around the frigid floor 

My body of stone Claimed by a sudden voice 
"Get Up! Get Up, before I devour your soul" 
The same wooden doll, dark porcelain eyes 
Now speaks, his claws bracket around my neck 
"Get up, Simon wants to play with you!" 
In a sick demonic way, I woke with my lips sewn shut, 
Silent, but alive! 
Simon sang a song 
"Simon wants to play, Simon wants to play! " 
"Simon Says, do as I ask or else endure pure evil" 
I wanted to jump to my feet
But, I felt frail and powerless
"Simon Says, beg for Life" 
I kneel, pleading with my hands
For he knows I'm mute
"Simon Says, yell a little louder." 
He can't hear my screams 
Simon bites right into my mind 
My eyes began to brim with tears 
He dances pushing tangible fear 

Simon then speaks,
"Simon Says, to stand on one foot." 
Blood slowly slips as I stood on one foot
"Simon Says, get on the floor, slither like a snake 
I slithered for a few seconds, then I stopped!
"Simon did not say to stop!" he mumbled 
Snatching what remains of my heartbeat 
Simon laughs, while my screams, 
 loosen the thread around my lips. 
Simon then pulls a dagger from his little vest
A slash at my ankle - I fell
"Simon then says, get up!" 
By this time, my adrenaline kicks in 
This wooden doll, dark porcelain eyes
No longer scares, I slam Simon against the tree 
"But, Simon Didn't Say." 
Finally, I broke free from the insanity of imagination.
Taking control of Simon's game
Simon looked at me with a sad face "Saying"
"Simon doesn't want to play with you no more."


Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 12/3/2016 7:07:00 PM
That is a different Simon Says game not the one I remember as a child. I have enj enjoyed reading this poetry
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Date: 7/9/2016 2:28:00 AM
I will never think of the game the same way again. Riveting words and I loved you adding a bit of humor to your ending Linda. An awesome piece! 7 ; )
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Date: 4/19/2016 11:18:00 AM
I like
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Date: 3/15/2016 5:58:00 PM
What a dark imagination you have, Linda. Love your twisting of the innocent memory game ... the moral of the story is don't do everything electronic devices tell you too (look what happens ... lol!) ... Timothy says, "Good poem" (I don't care if Simon approves or not ... it's looks like you got him in a good choke-hold) ...
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Date: 2/17/2016 8:26:00 PM
Hi Linda, you now know i shall be having a pissy-fit the next time i see any dolls. Probably not allowed to say that, sorry. Well another excellent write from your pen. Well those are thoughts you wouldn't want to have to often. Well. as always the emotions are strong and the write is powerful. I don't think i want to play Linda. Definitely a seven and a fave for this write....Vlad.
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Date: 12/22/2015 11:07:00 AM
Thank you so much my dearest sis-BFF! You're a super talented poet and I'll forever be your #1 fan. Would you mind if I'll also ask you a favor please, if in case you have or you'll ever have a book, will you please remember me, pls? Put me on top of your list please? Thank you so much and again have a wonderful and blessed Christmas Season and New Year 2016 to come. love lots forever sis-BFFLeonora
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Date: 11/21/2015 9:04:00 AM
Very dark. This is destined to be a Halloween classic. Great poem.
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Date: 11/20/2015 5:35:00 PM
Very imaginative. Powerful last line!
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Date: 11/20/2015 4:01:00 AM
Very clever style of writing, flowed naturally and I feel there's an underlying narrative? Id love to say more. I really enjoyed it, it has balance. Shout Outs from Aotearoa :)
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Date: 11/11/2015 1:27:00 PM
Ooohhh, PD. My, my what big porcelain eyes you have out in the forest, Little PD riding hood. But you really should be ashamed of treating a little demonic, psycho, murdering doll so harshly. I don't think he wants to be your friend anymore. Exception Write!
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Date: 11/11/2015 1:29:00 PM
Exceptional write! Just so there is no misunderstanding. Loved It!
Date: 11/5/2015 2:29:00 PM
lol love this clever write Linda. The ending was the best!
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:46:00 PM
This is scared good Linda, you really got your spook on with this Halloween write. I enjoyed it emensely!
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:45:00 PM
Dear Linda Sorry did not mean to make you scream, just to scare my zombie slayer, love sis lol
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:41:00 PM
Dear Linda The derlict is another true one I wrote to pay respect to those whom lost their lives in past history, they the innocent deserved to be remembered, love cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:39:00 PM
Dear Linda Thanks for the comment on my devils island, by the way did you know love sharks but I'm terrified of fish, lol you'll understand why I'm telling you this I just needed a break, so used this for a medifore, I'm fine be back in a week my sister, cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:35:00 PM
Dear Linda Halloween poetry on halloween morning what a breakfest fest, but where are the wheeties, lol cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:31:00 PM
Dear Linda Glad you enjoyed my rewrite on my I am I'm using it in the book, cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:13:00 PM
Dear Linda Ok poltergist, and the mytertales plantation, cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:08:00 PM
Dear Linda My sandman is for another friend at work little red, I've found historical research of the oldest legend of this scary fellow of nightmares, and found out he was the orignal boggie man, he scared little children who would not go to sleep at night, so there parents would tell these naughty children if you don't go to sleep the sandman will come in the night and carry you away, and you'll never come back home again, I'd go to sleep without any trouble how about you, cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:04:00 PM
Dear Linda I love my haunted Gullitine, you know I wrote these writes for two reasons write, one for Halloween and two for a haunted book of poetry, the title will be on the lighter side of darkness, cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 7:01:00 PM
Dear Linda Love the Wenchestor house, I'd like to visit this haunted place, just to see what I could see, feel and hear these experiences for myself, cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 6:58:00 PM
Dear Linda This bridge does really exsists, and it's a sad reality I agree with you on this, cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 6:56:00 PM
Dear Linda You know something my dear soul sister, I've heard of binge eating but never binge commenting, OMG, but we've achieved it right, glad you enjoyed my candy wars, cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 6:53:00 PM
Dear Linda Who can't help but love Frankie baby, cheri
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Date: 11/1/2015 6:51:00 PM
Dear Linda I have to say for the dead files write, it is a dedication to all those cases that go unsolved, the cold cases forgotten by time and justice, who speaks for those lost to the dust of a court system gone wrong, or forgetful, cheri
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