There in the Shadows of the Night

There in the shadows of the night
Within the glow of city lights
Are many things that can affright
And just as many that excite

A riot about to ignite
There in the shadows of the night
Helicopters with their floodlights
Televise the urban blight

Blurring the lines of wrong and right
Has now caught the wrong person’s sight
There in the shadows of the night
One becomes prey, strike of midnight

Under a sky dark and finite
The moon and stars, the only light
Secret lovers meet to unite
There in the shadows of the night

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Revisiting the Quartern form.

dVerse ~Poets Pub | OpenLinkNight : Week 89

13 thoughts on “There in the Shadows of the Night

  1. This reads so beautifully – lovely evocation of the many facets of the night, and I am sure was not an easy poem to write given the strict rhyming structure – yet it flows effortlessly. Bravo!! 🙂

  2. It was the third stanza before I spotted the form – so well done on making it seem so natural. This poem has a beautiful flow to it, and there are some delicious images, as well as some dark ones.

    • Keeping the structure, yet hiding the form is always the hard part for me. If I’m tripping over the words, I presume the readers will as well. Thank you Tony.

  3. It’s not easy finding that many words that rhyme. I like the pacing and the action. A story unfolds and I was definitely taken captive. I like how you move “There in the shadows of the night” down a line with each stanza. Glad I stopped by.

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