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Twilight Silence

Written for Kristiana’s August Writing Prompt #4 – TWILIGHT SILENCE on Freeverserevolution

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An eerie silence steps in,
as the last birds make their call.
The cloud of darkness unveils and
mystery fogs in.
When vile fantasies come alive,
I hold on to the bit of sanity
left somewhere in the corners
of my shivering shaken brain.
My once valiant soul or
a pretend game of bravery,
comes to an end there.
A sense of isolation steps in,
when the twilight speaks in silence.
The place had stories you know,
of the living and the dead.
And so I press hard against my creativity,
and see things slowly taking shape.
Was that a ghost or a ghoul,
that moved right at the corner,
or a play by my wicked mind?
The swamp afar comes alive,
breathing and stares at me-
cruel glowing eyes shoot at me,
or fireflies moving around ?
Did I hear a screaming from the woods?
or was that a night bird?
Is a murderer approaching me?
and why did the wooden floors
decide to creak now ?
And who set the garden swing
in a rusty motion?
Is that a sign of death or
something terrible to befall?
Leaves rustle in the breeze
whispers stories of their encounters
with witches so cruel-
casting spells on the weary travelers?
Noise of the day was peaceful and
twilight makes me paranoid.
Weird thoughts play around and
I make up stories upon stories.
Yearning for comfort,
I try to find company,
but how do I go to the next room,
when “he” waits for me in the passage!!
The silence of twilight,
the choking silence of twilight,
it does things to you and
you remain a rare version
of psychosis but you created.

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56 responses to “Twilight Silence”

  1. Era Avatar

    So beautiful 💙

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you dear doctor 😀😀

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Heheheh 😂😂😂
      You should have seen me writing this piece… 😂😂😂 eerir silence 🤭🤭

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  2. HappySoul Avatar

    This happens after I watch a horror movie ☺️ well written Nima 😊

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Hahahah!!
      Oh dear.. I never watch one.. i dont even allow any mention about those in my home 😂😂 and then I wrote this.. you can imagine my state now 🤭🤭🤭

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      1. HappySoul Avatar

        me too Nima, i dont watch horror ,… but to realise i cant take it, it took 2 – 3 movies 🙂
        beautifully written though ,,, the passage too … very relatable … how do i cross the passage? 🙂

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          I used to be that paranoid one time.. thinking back, i think it was the post natal period. I was with my parents since my 4th month of pregnancy and then came back to Dubai only when the baby was 6 months old. So maybe the sudden change of atmosphere and the stress and pressure made me like that.. luckily my husband stood with me the whole time.. else i dont know what i would have done 😕😕 but when the baby started to grow and then slowly my pressure eased and then my mind got that strength 😊 now i have control over the mind at least on these kind of things 😊😊

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          1. HappySoul Avatar

            Oh pregnancy and post natal period is a roller coaster ride for sure. I remember feeling mentally very weak and I had signs of depression. It took 6 months or more for normalcy….. what a havoc harmones play on the body! yet it’s exactly those harmones that give us place in the throne of being a mother. I so well relate to your story, i know the strength you are talking about and what you mean by control over the mind.❤️ I felt like a stranger to myself so many times then 🙆‍♀️

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            1. Nima Mohan Avatar

              Oh yes… I was a mess mentally.. though unknown to others !! I lost my temper, I was so irritable and so lost !!! I feel almost everyone goes through all these… but none seems to accept the fact !!

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              1. HappySoul Avatar

                Dittto! Yes it’s still a stigma!

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                1. Nima Mohan Avatar

                  True… it took all these years to convince even my mom !! 😦

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                  1. HappySoul Avatar

                    Oh I totally understand 🙌🙆‍♀️

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                    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

                      😑🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

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  3. Untold Stories Avatar

    I was reading it with so much patience without skimming through words so as to enjoy it. How Beautifully it said pretend game of bravery comes to an end and the question who set the swing in rusty motion ?
    It’s WOW! It’s creative as anything
    And the ending of course is wonderful!

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      You can call it my own series of paranoia 😂😂😂 i could sense that chill each time I read the poem 🤣

      Thank you dear for your beautiful words ❤️

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  4. Shweta Suresh Avatar

    Omg. It made a shiver run down my spine. This is one reason why I avoid horror like the plague 😂

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      As I replied to Happy Soul, even I am scared about just the mention 🤭 I really dont know how I finished this one 😁😂

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      1. Shweta Suresh Avatar

        Wow. That makes it even more amazing. I’ve tried to write horror but pinne vendannu vachu. Avassanam enikk thanne pedi aakum. I don’t even read horror!

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          Ithu ezhuthumbo njanum vcharichu nirtham ennu 😂 ini eniku thanne pedi aayalo vcharichattu 😂😂 ezhuthumbo nammal kurachoke athine patti vaykkuallo for inputs.. amgine vaychu vacychu eniku thannr pedi aayi. Pinne aa bhagatheku nokkeelya 😂😂😂

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  5. michnavs Avatar

    creative writing at its finest Nima

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Ohh Mich!! Thank you so much dear 😊
      Am glad you enjoyed reading 😀

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  6. Harsh Avatar
    Harsh

    Yes, it’s a sign of death.

    The murderer is approaching you.

    He will get you.

    😛😛😛😁😁😂

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Oh No !!
      At least not in this city 🤪🤪🤪

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      1. Harsh Avatar
        Harsh

        Okay. Come back. Then he will get you. 😂😂😛🤪

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          Hehehee… am not coming now 😛 😛

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          1. Harsh Avatar
            Harsh

            😂😂😛

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            1. Nima Mohan Avatar

              😬😬😛😛

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  7. Bacardi Gold Avatar

    Sometimes I don’t believe in ghosts, sometimes, I do. They say, It’s only in our minds. Great portrayal !

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      In my case, am not sure if i should believe or not 🤭

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      1. Bacardi Gold Avatar

        Your fears are making your own ghosts. My mother once said to me, “Don’t be afraid in the dark. Ghosts appear to people who are easily frightened and scared. Be brave and ghosts will be afraid of you.” Thank you for the conversation you extend. Makes me feel ok. There’s a ghost at your back.

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          Hahahaha… you failed in that attempt 😛
          I trust in God more than that 😛 😛 😛

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          1. Bacardi Gold Avatar

            Me, too. I trust God all throughout. I just remember what she said and that was a first reaction if ghosts come around, just like at this very moment. It’s at your side ! hahaha! Well, next time isn’t a failure if the same ghosts keep coming back. Just boost your bravery by acting brave. It will work for sure…….. Have a happy weekend, Nima.

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            1. Nima Mohan Avatar

              Hahahahaha 😛 😛
              Weekend is over here Gold, in this part of the world 😀 😀
              The week begins tomorrow !! 😀

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              1. Bacardi Gold Avatar

                Your place is a day in advance. It’s ok. That’s for the next weekend. haha…Sleep well…

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                1. Nima Mohan Avatar

                  😁😁😁
                  Thanks 🤪

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                  1. Bacardi Gold Avatar

                    you’re welcome…

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  8. Anisha Avatar

    Eerie silence! Even the littlest of noises in dark bring fears along. Wonderful portrayal of horror, Nima!

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you very much dear Anisha ❤

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thanks Kristina ❤

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  10. Cozy Quiet Corner Avatar

    I had chills running down my spine when I read this. Nima, your poems simply blow my mind away 🙂 ❤

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Good morning..!!!
      Thank you very much dear..your comment was instant happiness ❤

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      1. Cozy Quiet Corner Avatar

        You’re most welcome, my talented friend 💚

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  11. Lucy Avatar

    Wow, what a journey. Very descriptive to the point of chills. It’s incredible! Beautiful writing.

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Thank you dear Lucy !!!
      Am so glad you commented on mine ❤

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  12. lenette P. Avatar

    wow, i just love reading this Nima, i am enchanted by your words 😊

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      Hello Lenette 😊😊
      Thank you for your beautiful appreciation dear ❤️❤️❤️

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      1. lenette P. Avatar

        Hello Nima 😊 you’re welcome…it’s my joy to stop by your wondrous site 😊

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        1. Nima Mohan Avatar

          😀
          My pleasure to have met you here Lenette !!
          You are very kind ❤

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  13. lenette P. Avatar

    same here Nima …😊 will be back to read more of your great pieces . ❤

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    1. Nima Mohan Avatar

      It will be my pleasure to have you here ❤

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