Night Demons – Free Verse Fairy Poem

When the night demons visit
Things go bump in the dark,
No lamp-light can dispel them
No music distract them …
They creep under your bed,
They wiggle inside your head,
And if you’re not careful …
They might bite your feet.
These are not pretty bright fairies
Nor sprites, cherubs or kami …
Closer to goblins from Mordor
Quite terrible mites!
So when you lay down at night,
First look under your bed …
Pull your sheets round you tight
Keep your feet under the covers
(Never let them dangle over,
You never can tell, can you?)
And, sleep tight, now nighty night.

100wcgu-7Written for: 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week #131
I came across this prompt on Morpethroad!


7 thoughts on “Night Demons – Free Verse Fairy Poem

  1. I approve of fairies seen as evil sods.

    I’ve been talking to Thomas Marlowe and we are both missing the Trifecta Challenge. One thing led to another and we have decided to set up Light and Shade Challenge where there are prompts twice every week and a chance to share what inspiration strikes.

    We are not trying to be the same as Trifecta. They were awesome and I miss them. We do have some really exciting ideas of our own, though and can’t wait to see what happens. It would be great if you could come and join us and see where this journey takes us. Good writers are always welcome. If you have any questions then get in touch either on the Light and Shade Challenge Blog or on the Facebook page. It would be wonderful to hear from you. Lyssa M x

    ps Tom has dark views about fairies as well.


    • This sounds like it could be fun…I’m really a little outside my comfort zone writing “dark” poetry and stories, but I’m trying to get into more fairy stuff. I have missed Trifecta, and of course one knows there will never be another, but it’s nice you’re trying to pick up on the tradition in some way! See you soon then! Georgia.


  2. As a child, this was one of my worst fears. Being very grown now, I would have thought it had weakened. Nope! It’s alive and lurking….


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