Get Your Premium Membership

The Shadowy Figure

A shadowy figure has visited thrice. It's neither demonic, human nor a creature. It has no form, no voice, no face Nor has it any feature! When it arrives tween sleep and awake Where dreams and reality merge, There's full body paralysis but a very active mind A bolt of fright through me does surge! Each time, it puts pressure on my chest But stops suddenly pre suffocation. Though it doesn't exist, its presence feels real. Is it only my imagination? This silent shadow turns the room cold. It switches off inner fight or flight. But the freeze mode sets right in As this happened always in the dead of night. I'm curious to know why it appears During times of stress. What's its identity? Does it know that neurologists call it An aspect of Narcolepsy? Written 11th December 2021 For the Paranormal Contest Sponsor: Robert James Liguori

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 12/11/2021 1:56:00 PM
It's terrifying, isn't it? You want to cry out for help, but even your voice is frozen. Your poem really hit home with me.
Login to Reply
Scragg Avatar
Natasha L Scragg
Date: 12/12/2021 7:30:00 AM
The first time was pretty scary as I hadn't a clue what was going on. But it's either a dream or a hallucination. But I agree, our voice freezes too. But knowing a bit more about it alleviates the fear I find. Thank you for your comments Ione :-D