“Light from the hallway creep into my room.
Along with the shadowman too, I assume.
Never before had I seen such a form that could change the flame that licks in a storm.
Light as a monkey creep in on his knees and he perched on the edge of the bed if you please.
A new thresh were to begin.
I wait here in the darkness till you fall asleep, and I come to your dreams with a promise to keep.
In the night time till morning I will torment your soul.
I began to tremble.
I covered my head.
Deep in my cloth peeled out with delight. I’d just about fell asleep when it started
It began when I felt
Something under my bed come out.
As the stench of the shadowman breath filled the air and the silence was broken one inchoice from my ear as the shadowman whispered “My boy, I’m right here.”
– Kevin Mannis
Original owner of The Dybbuk Box, Poet, and Writer
The author recited this on the show “Deadly Possessions” as if possessed, but video of him reciting his poem in front of an audience has since surfaced.
Either way, this Bitch approves.