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A Collection of Original Poetry and

Flash Fiction

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The poems in this book are original works from the author.

Copyright © 2017 by Edwin Betancourt

Created in the United States of America

First Printing, 2017

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Poetry/Flash Fictions (In order of Appearance)

  • “A Nightmare’s Nursery Rhyme”

  • “Silent Screams”

  • “Roommate Wanted!”

  • “Mayday!”

  • “Break You Down”

  • “Ghost from My Past”

  • “Solitude”

  • “Monster Under The Bed”

  • “Cinderella”

  • “Family”

  • “Why?”

  • “Liar, Liar”

  • “Find a way”

  • “Coffins Must Go!”

  • “Aidenn”

  • “Toxicity”

  • “Babysitter Help Wanted”

  • “Echoing”

  • “Black Widow”

  • “Love (2002)

  • “Monday’s Horror”

  • “My Shadow’s Secret”

  • “The Witch”

  • “Night”

  • “Mr. Muffin Man”

  • “No One”

  • “A Heartbreak’s Dream”

  • “The Hunger”

  • “The Return”

A Nightmare’s Nursery Rhyme

One, Two~ The Darkness is coming for you.

Three, Four~ No use in locking the door.

Five, Six~ The monsters know all of your tricks.

Seven, Eight~ When the lights flicker, you know it’s too late.

Nine, Ten~ You’re going to bleed again.

Purple, Blue~ They’re here just for you!

Yellow, Green~ You better hide they’re hungry and mean.

Orange, Pink~ Run! There’s no time to think!

White, Black~ You should’ve watched your back.

Grey, Red~ Now you’re dead.

Silent Screams

Shining Beams.

Shattered Dreams,

Nothing seems to stitch the seams.

Crimson Beams,

No Loyal Dreams,

The game of Life has no redeems.

Shining Beams,

Shattered Dreams,

Can you hear my Silent Screams?

Roommate Wanted!

Roommate Wanted!

Must be healthy and deliciously intelligent!

3 Bedrooms. 2.5 bathrooms and don’t worry about appliances…You won’t be alive for long.


I never saw it coming, the day you’d cheat.

And now that it has happened, I still can’t breathe.

Whatever happened to the man I used to know and used to love?

Clearly he’s gone and now I’m stuck with a broken and loathing shell.

I don’t understand how we managed to get this far and still our ship,

Hit the rocks hidden behind the fog and now we’re sinking.

Mayday! Mayday! I’m screaming out.

But the Ocean is rocking us back and forth and we’re drowning.

Mayday! Mayday! I’ve given up.

There’s nothing left to fight for on this sinking ship anymore.

I chose not to see the signs, with foolish pride.

You were captivating me, with every ride.

We survived every storm, which came at us.

This ship cannot be repaired, just like the trust.

This sea wasn’t safe from the start.

You were tempted by the Siren’s song,

Even with her cold heart and hungry lust she had strung you.

Now the Kraken swarms around what’s left of us,

He’s waiting to consume whoever drowns first and I refuse to waste my life away.

Mayday! Mayday!

When will we be free of this?

I’m tired of fighting and drowning again.

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