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 β€œhe” 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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      1. me too Nima, i dont watch horror ,… but to realise i cant take it, it took 2 – 3 movies πŸ™‚
        beautifully written though ,,, the passage too … very relatable … how do i cross the passage? πŸ™‚

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        1. 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 πŸ˜•πŸ˜• 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. 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 πŸ™†β€β™€οΈ

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


      1. 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. 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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