Night Wind

Night Wind – a scary poem.

Night Wind

Have you ever heard the wind go “Yooooo”?
‘Tis a pitiful sound to hear!
It seems to chill you through and through
With a strange and speechless fear.
‘Tis the voice of the night that broods outside
When folk should be asleep,
And many and many’s the time I’ve cried
To the darkness brooding far and wide
Over the land and the deep:
Who do you want, Oh lonely night,
That you wail the long hours through?
And the night would say in its ghostly way:
“Yoooooooo! Yoooooooo! Yoooooooo!”

My mother told me long ago
When I was a little lad
That when the night went wailing so,
Somebody had been bad;
And then, when I was snug in bed,
Whither I had been sent,
With the blankets pulled up round my head,
I’d think of what my mother said,
And wonder what boy she meant
And who’s been bad today
I’d ask of the wind that hoarsely blew;
And the voice would say in its meaningful way:
“Yoooooooo! Yoooooooo! Yoooooooo!”

That this was true I must allow
You’ll not believe it, though!
Yes, though I’m quite a model now,
I was not always so.
And if you doubt the things I say,
Just put it to the test;
Suppose, when you’ve been bad some day
And up to bed are sent away
From mother and the rest
Suppose you ask, “Who has been bad?”
And then you’ll hear what’s true;
For the wind will moan in its ruefulest tone:
“Yoooooooo! Yoooooooo! Yoooooooo!”

Comments

  1. The.Depressed.Zombie says

    Mom: “look at you! your filthy! shame on you! you are a disgrace!”
    Me: *murmurs under breath* “not as filthy as you…”
    Mom:”I heard that! Go to your room right now!”
    Me: “I HATE YOOOOU!!”
    Mom:”don’t make me hurt you.”
    *storms upstairs to room. Wind starts blowing*
    wind: “whoooooooo’s beeen naauughty? whoooooooooo’s beeen naaaaaaauuuuughty?! YOOOOOOOOOUUUUUU!!!!

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