At Midnight, when the shadows creep
And you are very much asleep,
Shadows slide into your room
And peer at you from out the gloom.
Closing in from every side,
Shadows closer to you glide
As you roam safe inside your dreams,
So unaware of their dark schemes.
As you lie snug in your warm bed,
Shadows curl 'round your head
And whisper soft into your ears
Your deep sorrows and darkest fears.
Their talons clench you as you quake,
Unable from their spell to wake
For, like dark phantoms, you will find
They haunt you from inside your mind.
They feed upon your agony,
Your silent screams, your misery –
They let you wake when they are done,
And to dark places swiftly run.
As you awaken from their spell
And shriek as you escape from Hell,
Your eyes peer into darkness deep.
Nevermore shall you soundly sleep
At Midnight, when the shadows creep!