THE MAN IN THE WOODS
By Justin Matott

A long time ago
or was it just last night?
I heard a scary story
You’ll want a nightlight
Don’t read this if you’re squeamish
Or if you scare or start with fear
None of this is made up
the story real you will hear
Beware what lurks under your bed
go nowhere near your screen
Because the window is where he comes
It’s the last place he was seen
He waits until the nightfall
And then he’ll come to call
With intentions none too good for you
What was that noise out in the hall?
They call him simply The Man in the Woods
Because no one’s lived to tell
What happens if you meet him
In the forest where he’ll dwell...

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