"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”
― Stephen King
Let me say from the very beginning that I am not a die-hard fan of Stephen King’s novels but I have to admit that King has a way of creating remarkable characters and placing them under pressure in the most intense way, and his prose is poetic when the need arises.
In the spirit of the spooky season, I thought we could take our cue from his brand of the macabre and grotesque, and do it with poetic precision. No pumpkins, bats or ghouls... let’s make this more about psychological terrors... though a touch of the super-natural would not be misplaced.
For inspiration, you may like to peruse things Stephen King has said on the Goodreads website. Once you get there, it would be best to refine your search by typing ‘Stephen King, and add the title of a novel’.
Please share the quote which sparked the poem, if applicable, and in the spirit of the challenge, only link new poems written specifically for this post. The Open Link on Monday, 31 October will be dedicated to any Halloween poems, old or new.
One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.