Wood Goblins

Water_witch-2by Abigael19 Nov 2013

Their gnarled limbs shrink
from the sunlight,
these malicious creatures
of night relish our misfortune.

Their shambolic armies
fight amongst themselves,
and if more organised
they might even pose a threat.

Chiselled features
in dark mahogany faces,
pointy ears and tow-like hair
in autumns faded shades.

Rarely seen, except on the night
of halloween, light up a flare ;
find them jousting and shrieking
in the tree of nightmares.