Big Tent Poetry–“Horror”


Somewhere within
it lingers—
that word you’ve known forever.
You descend into
the murky void
and grope.

Somewhere inside
in a corner
of your mind
a spider weaves
its tangled webs.

You know a monster lurks
down deep,
in shadowy crevices.
If you cannot
what happens next?

will you forget
my name as well,
or lose your way, or
not remember who you are?

Submitted to Big Tent Poetry. This week’s theme is “something scarey.” Check it out at

16 thoughts on “Big Tent Poetry–“Horror”

  1. Jingle says:

    hope your surgery goes well..


  2. this is so eerie, and sad. 😦 growing old is a scary thing for some and then to be affected by Alzheimer’s on top of everything else failing must be horrifying! Awesome penning!


  3. Mary says:

    Thank you for visiting my poem mentioned above. You are a wise person and kind. Your lesson is a good one I hope I remember when I need to. Blessings to you.


  4. Mary says:

    First time visiting your blog. Nice work. Yes, this is one of my fears too. (Much scarier than Halloween monsters.) You expressed it SO well. Within the past few days I wrote a poem about a man with Alzheimers too. It’s called “Happy” on my blog. It must be something on all of our minds.


  5. Lynne says:

    Scary in a very different way. And the picture you included captures that fear and enhances the poem completely. Well done!


  6. I appreciate your comments. Perhaps using our minds writing poetry will slow down the monster of dementia!


  7. Bodhirose says:

    Every time I forget where I put something, or enter a room and wonder why I’m there–the thought of “horror”!!

    Very well put.


  8. Deb says:

    Yup. My biggest fear. Except I’d transpose to Someday I Will …

    Welcome to the Big Tent. Hope you enjoy!


  9. Jingle says:

    creepy indeed.

    I always fear monsters lurking under my bed…


  10. Irene says:

    You’ve captured how it feels. Those are real scary fears, Victoria.


  11. get it..and kill it 🙂


  12. derrick2 says:

    This kind of fear is all too real!


  13. souldipper says:

    Oh! Oh my! What a portrayal of a very real fear – for all too many of us.

    Very well done. Take a bow.


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