Hour Of Midnight

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It was the time,
Around midnight.
Thy senses void;
Lacking insight.

In the darkness,
It slowly crept.
Slithering across;
Step by step.

Until at dawn,
To utter disbelief!
Corpses lying heaped!
Swiftly, horror seeped.

Before thee knew,
The world hath ceased!
Killings amid;
Thee horrid beasts!

A glimpse of the end,
Was all hath caught.
Women and children,
Fully distraught!

None of these things,
Felt righteous to thee.
The truth, alas!
It could not be!

What could be done?
Grievously thy thought!
Peace and sanctity,
Itching to be sought!


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Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United


  1. L. Moon says:

    Palpable horror …

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Leslie,

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes indeed it is..

  2. Susan says:

    I can put myself in the picture here, terrorized and not knowing where to turn. The last couplet is surely understatement for horrors too big to express. Thank you for posting!

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much for appreciating.. its my first dark theme based poem! 🙂

  3. Horrible slithery feeling when reading and imagining this scene. Well done!

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Sherry,

      So nice to see you again 😀
      Thank you! Highly appreciated.


  4. Tatius says:

    Intriguing read pumps the imagination, great work!

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Tatius,

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂 highly appreciate your warm remarks!

  5. Panchali says:

    Stirring, profoundly disturbing…and yes, absolutely amazing!! Bravo Sanna!

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Panchali,

      Thank you! So kind of you to shower me with your warmth and kindness 😀
      Highly appreciated 🙂


  6. humbird says:

    Killing – never righteous! ~How effective your picture! x

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Humbird,

      Thank you so much!:)
      Killing can never be spared from its devious sin!

  7. totomai says:

    sometimes, i feel closing our eyes is the best thing to do. the horrors of war and killings should never be a part of our world. powerful write.

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Totomai,

      How I agree with you, this life is too short for hatred let alone war!
      Glad you liked the poem 🙂


  8. Old Egg says:

    Sadly armed forces are not intended or used much for benevolent acts, no matter the rhetoric of politicians. We are territorial animals much as in nature.

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked it 🙂

  9. Sumana Roy says:

    apocalypse this is…this also reminds me of the senseless killing of school children in Pakistan in broad daylight…

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thanks for stopping by, this apocalypse is for all the people who are senselessly killed all over the world by “Thee horrid beasts!”
      Glad you liked it 🙂

  10. Jae Rose says:

    Peace and sanctity…how wonderful to achieve..and how very hard…a thoughtful piece

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much! Highly appreciated 😀

  11. A grim reality indeed if peace is not sought. You’ve captured the urgency well.

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Glad you liked it!
      Highly appreciated.

  12. Loneliness says:

    You justified the meaning of Darkness…
    Yes I felt each and every line of ur poem, Its Horrible, Thump’s Up, Superb…..”H”

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello there,

      Thank you so much! Highly appreciated 😀

  13. Mary says:

    What a horrific scene you have created here.

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Mary,

      Tried to depict the horrors of the victims whose loved ones are killed mercilessly.
      Thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked it 🙂


  14. Grace says:

    Such a tragedy, it is senseless and shameful ~ Thanks for sharing ~

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated!

  15. Myrna says:

    How awful to be helpless while witnessing such treagedy. Through we know what it must have felt because we witness tragedies and injustice if we just watch a little of the news on TV.
    I like the style of you writing here, it created a mood that depicts those times.

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Myrna,

      Thank you! You’re absolutely right, there are so many incidents such as the one depicted in the poem but people are captivated by fear and nobody knows when the horror will end! They want “Peace and sanctity.”
      Glad you liked it! 🙂

  16. Anne says:

    The darkness was palpable through your verses. Well done!

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Anne,

      Thank you! Highly appreciated 🙂

  17. G L Meisner says:

    You captured the horror very well.

    1. sanaarizvi@hotmail.com says:

      Hello Mr Meisner,

      Thank you so much! Highly appreciated 🙂

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