The Night Stalker


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    Th last stanza of the poem cotains the moral. Read on. 

    The Night Stalker

    The shadowy figure stalks the night

    with ease and cat like grace.

    Gleaming steel in his scabbard

    An eerie smile upon his face.


    The speed with which he moves

    creates a silent cloud of dust.

     His passing only known to the

    creatures that dwell beneath the crust.


    He fords the river in one bound.

    No reflection does he cast.

    He leaves no trail to follow.

    Not one sign that he has passed.


    His eyes glow red and seem

    to see the prey he seeks ahead.

    His hand draws forth his trusty sword

    to prepare it to be fed.


    His mind races as he nears.

    The frenzy building with each stride.

    The prey a slender woman.

    Adding fuel to his rising tide.


    Her eyes open as he raises his sword.

    He has her totally at bay.

    Until her slender hand brings forth the gun

    and blows his ass away.     


    The moral to this story

    is that stalkers should be forewarned

    She may look innocent and weak

    But she damn well may be armed.


    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg Oct. 16, 2009       

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    stellar commented on The Night Stalker

    01-07-2010 true...appearance are deceiving...that's always true...there are things that they are not what they appear to be...I enjoy the read../^_^ v



    Many thanks.

    brokenwings25 commented on The Night Stalker


    I love reading your poems. This one keeps you hooked till the end and has a wonderful flow.



    Thank you. I will read some of yours as well.

    dahlusion commented on The Night Stalker


    Another masterful creation with such poetic furnishings and business imagery, as if reading a brilliant movie script. Creepy & dark, and laid-out with a swift pen. Bravo!!



    Thank you, it was an interesting write.

    JCKasper commented on The Night Stalker


    Very enjoyable ..... Twist and Turns! Images of Jack the Ripper and Vampires with a startling surprise to end his demise! Well Done!



    Thanks, glad you like it.

    GentleT commented on The Night Stalker


    Well at first I was envisioning Jack the ripper but at the end I was glad to see the lady was able to defend herself. Nice that the good don't always fall prey.



    Thanks. Sometimes goodness has to win.

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30