In those days
in the thick, cloudy nights
lying sleepless on his bed
the frightening thoughts
of demons of death breaking open the doors
and taking away his soul
haunted the old man always
with shivers running down his body.
He in a feeble voice
wanted his wife, the old woman always by his
side, to scare away the demon of death closing
in on him.
The devoted wife that she was
weaved a cover of protection
over him every moment.
But no amount of protection was
sufficient to drive away
his blood-chilling nightmares day in and day out.
The foot steps of demon of death
continued to reverberate around him.
He alone could hear the fiery
dance steps and roars of the blood-thirsty demon dancing outside.
Albeit all precautions under thunder showers
the demon of death broke into his room and
took away his soul…….