Sandman, A Horror Poem

For the month of April, Gothic Bite Magazine is celebrating the character of Sandman. A mystical character that worked its way into the paranormal world. Here is a poem about the sand throwing man.


He is coming through the dilapidated alley
Slowly he’s coming to your window and watches the prey.
And if you look at his gaze you will fall in never land
For he will feed your eyes with his fearsome dreadful sand.
Shhhh here comes the Sandman.

The world around collapse and you try to escape
But the sound of darkness rumbles ever changing shape.
Opening your eyes is a lost battle and you know
Because they area sown shot for your nightmares to grow.
Shhhh here comes the Sandman.

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Blur all around, mist in your eyes and mind
Trying to scream and cry but silence is all your find.
Your lips glued together you try to part them
But your touch fells through as all is mayhem
Shhhh here comes the Sandman.

Sounds are you are coming closer.
Your worse fears humming together.
You know what to do to avoid to face
The one true horror master piece you once embraced
Shhhh here comes the Sandman.

Digging your fingers in your eyes to gash them out,
Afraid to see what has been growing from your doubts
But don’t you see this wasn’t a dream?
It was the life you have chosen as strange as it seems.
Shhhh here comes the Sandman.


He will make it all better.
With his fearsome sand filling your orbits.
Growing new eyes to see pass your past.
But keep your lips together.
Words are not needed when images fit
The one dream that everyone has fear would last.
Shhh here comes the Sandman to wish you goodnight.

The OCD Vampire,
Arielle Lyon

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