The House of Fear is a short and spooky little poem written by Robert Frost. It is about people who believe that something dark and evil is lurking in their home when they come home at night.
Always -I tell you – this they learned
Always at night when they returned
To the lonely house from far away
To lamps unlighted and fire gone gray,
They learned to rattle the lock and key
To give whatever might chance to be
Warning and time to be off in flight:
And preferring the out- to the in-door night,
They learned to leave the house-door wide
Until they had lit the lamp inside.