The Writings of Erick Pratt
The Writings of Erick Pratt

The Writings of Erick Pratt

This is where I share my own personal writings. These will be mostly poetry, with some short stories and other types of writings.


18 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments ErickP

Insanity, insanity!  A thunderous calamity.I loosen my hold on precious reality.Nothing, it seems, is worse, it seems,So I await my finality.Fate bends my knees, breaks my knees,And I fall to incapacity.I’ve lost my wits to the endless hitsOn my hold...

Another Tomorrow

16 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments ErickP

Another day has come to pass,Another day that I must last.Is this the last day that I must see?If it is so, then let it go fast.One more sun I wish not to see.Another breath I’d rather not breathe.I do not desire to feel the grass.I simply do not wan...

Sea of Laughter

13 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments ErickP

Sea of Laughter.Sea of sorrow.Which one will I seeCome dawn’s light tomorrow?I don’t want to beSwept under in the sea,The mournful sea of sorrow.Let me swim free,Let me float freeIn the laughing sea tomorrow.Sea of Laughter.Hear it laughing.Sea of So...


2 Mar 2021 10 minute read 0 comments ErickP

Every place has a story or two about ghosts, unexplained occurrences, or just an eerie experience.  All of these stories start out the same: some small little town with some creepy little house where someone died some horrible, tragic death.  And for...

The Hunt

28 Feb 2021 2 minute read 0 comments ErickP

He knew he must keep very still while he waited…. Any movement could ruin an untold amount of planning, and this was not something he could afford. Too much was at stake. This was what he had been waiting for. It seemed like it had been ages since he...

Deafening Silence

27 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments ErickP

I reach out and pull my hand away.Why can’t you take ahold?Listen to the words I don’t say,All these things not told. I scream out in blistering silence.Hear my cries unwept.In my mind this calming violenceAway, like dust, it’s swept. The smile I wea...

The Judge

26 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments ErickP

I am the judge.I control your life and I control your death.I choose your destiny.To all it will be known; you cannot escape my wrath. There is no jury here,And I guarantee your trial will be quick.The sentence is always the same:Put to death, simple...

Black and White

26 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments ErickP

This darkness bright,This twilight white,Forever the view consuming.This piercing silence,Like calming violence,With clarity is confusing.The future has past,So cheerfully downcastI approve of my refusing.

War for Gold

23 Jan 2021 1 minute read 1 comment ErickP

The night is black and dark and coldIn this forgotten land of old.Death and ruins reign the night.What a dreadful and horrible sight! Bodies strewn across a bloody field –Remains of a senseless war –Contracts to death they had sealedWith the blood of...

The Wind That Blows By Barely

22 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments ErickP

Into the night my mind does wander,Into the night my heart is lost.And so I drift off into the yonder,Like the wind that blows by barely. Oft I feel a sense of wonderAnd I worry not of the cost.I consent my heart to quietly ponderThe gentle wind that...