Footsteps on the Stairs

Footsteps on the Stairs

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well! I’ve been a busy bee lately, which is nice. I always think it’s better to have lots to do rather than nothing. I’m sharing a poem with you today – another one inspired by a particularly intense episode of sleep paralysis. I hope you enjoy it.

Footsteps on the Stairs

Sometimes when it’s late at night
When you’re all tucked up in bed
When the house is filled with darkness
And sleepy thoughts fill your head

In the moment just before sleep takes hold
In the twilight of conscious thought
You may experience a sensation
Of a strange and eerie sort

The air may still around you
As breath catches in your chest
Your eyes may startle open
As from you drowsiness is wrest

An icy chill may shudder your spine
As you feel that someone’s there
You know you should be all alone
But there are footsteps on the stairs

As always, thank you so much for reading. I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t write and it means a lot to know that people are reading my work!

Until next time,


© 2019 GLT

Categories: Creative Writing, Poetry

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4 replies


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