Saturday, 9 October 2010

An autumn tale


The wind howled in the trees,
leaves skittering down from the bending branches.
Leaves billowing up from the woodland floor
Colour drained from the day,
the temperature falling
Night seemed to come fast, with no light to guide
What was that over there?
her mind started to play tricks.
She knew this way, she'd been before
The owl called from up above
The fox barked on the hillside
Her senses on high alert,trying not to scare
To keep her pace and not to panic
Oh God there it was again,she was sure.
Oh let her get home to her front door.
The rustling of creatures was what she told herself
Not to be stupid no mad axeman hereabouts.
It came quickly the stab to her heart
And with her last breath she knew it was broken
Her lover had left her and she'd have to survive
Alone in the woods, as the moon arose

12 comments:

Merry ME said...

Wow!

Claudia said...

oh no - how could he...
i like how you build up the tension!

mishkash said...

He!He!He! cool :)

The Unknowngnome said...

"Her lover had left her and she'd have to survive
Alone in the woods, as the moon arose"


Wonderful closing words to the suspense.

I really like "as the moon arose"

Pam said...

Spooooky - and great photo to go with it!!

Angela said...

Haunting! I love it :)

TALON said...

That would be one of my nightmares - alone in the woods at night. All the senses were touched with this one, Mandy. I want to go and rescue her!

Marilyn said...

I am with Talon on this one, I want to rescue her, this one with a broken heart so alone in the woods.

karen said...

Wow - alone and heart broken. Definitely not a summer's tale...

LindyLouMac said...

You are a very talented lady.

Poetic chronicles said...

What a survival story...
A scaring tale, but she gets to survive doesn't she? Alone in the woods, at least for a while, but alive. Because she has to, and she also wants to, am I right? ;)

nitebyrd said...

Alone with a broken heart? That's very scary!

Chilling poem.