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Creepy Poem for Halloween - Subway

Updated on October 10, 2017
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Halloween is just a bit of modern fun, imported from USA, and that's how I see it when I write my ghostly pages with horror photos & poems

London has a lot of dark underground passages or Subways

In a large city like London, in many places where there are underground stations or busy main roads, you will find interlinked passageways.

When they are deserted, they can be very eerie, disturbing places, and you wouldn't want to linger there.

I hate shadowy underground places - it all started when I visited the catacombs in Rome when I was a child - dark tunnels leading nowhere, and skulls on shelves - I don't think I've ever recovered.

Republic of Amnesia by Mark Bryan


Subway By Diana Grant

My Poem:

A Lonely Subway

Subway - by Diana Grant


A long dark passage leading

Nowhere and everywhere

Grey stained cement walls in the half-light

Austere and unforgiving

Black rivulets running from ceiling cracks

Pervasive smell of urine taints stale air

Openings at intervals where daylight glimmers

On upward slopes to uncertain places

Random writing on the wall

A man could sleep here in his box

Ignored by life and death alike

Just the irregular footsteps passing by

Echoing his heartbeat

© 2009 Diana Grant

Take The Poll Below About Long Dark Tunnels - Let's See How Brave You Are Compared with your Fellow Pollsters

Some people have nerves of steel underground. Others feel distinctly uneasy.

Personally, I would avoid all underground tunnels unless there was a pressing need or emergency for me to enter one. The mere prospect freaks me out, and I hate the thought of visiting an underground mine (although I have in fact visited a gold mine in South Africa), or going caving, however interesting the stalagmites and history of the place. I feel distinctly uneasy in deserted buildings, and I have felt jittery even in something like a deserted indoor swimming pool, or the Roman Baths at the City of Bath, or the small tombs in Highgate Cemetry (burial place of Karl Marx, among other famous people).

I have often tried to analyse what has caused my paranoia and I suspect it developed when my parents took me on a visit to the ancient Catacombs in Rome when I was about 10 years old. All those gloomy passages with skulls and skeletons in unexpected dark niches, and the fear that if I deviated from the main passageway, I might get lost in the pitch dark. No thank you, never again!

How about you?

Robot with Baby - by Presidia Creative - A Dark Passage Indeed


Do long, dingy passages make you a bit jittery?

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What Scares You? But be careful - we might use it to frighten you on a dark night - Leave Your Comments Here:

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      That's a great poem. We don't have subways around here, but I remember from visiting New York City years ago. Not a comfortable place.

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      Diana Grant 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Brite-Ideas: I've got to have an MRI Scan soon - takes 20 minutes in a closed in container - that should be fun! They tell you to bring your own music to keep you happy!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      enjoyed your poem, very visual! I'm not a fan of closed in spaces

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      davenjilli lm 4 years ago

      heights mostly

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Yep they scare the heck right out of me. I get nervous very easily.

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      Alana-r 5 years ago

      Cool poem , i really like it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Um... if I told you, I'd have to... well, ya know. :-) Nice lens!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the Creepy Poem for Halloween - Subway

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What scares me? Flying. It's my greatest fear and worst nightmare. I get nervous just being in airports even if I'm not flying! I've actually been so terrified that I've momentarily lost consciousness on takeoff, but I've flown to quite a few places and even around the world, because I refuse to be ruled by fear.

      Your poem is wonderfully evocative of the feeling of those dark, oppressive places that we all have to brave at times. Great job on this lens!

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      Love your poem.

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Being alone in a creepy place scares me. A year after I moved to London in 1978 I had to work late one night in the office down by St. Pauls, and walked back along the back roads to Islington. It was around 3am, and as I passed a small hospital on the dark deserted 2 lane road, I heard an eerie scream shatter the silence. I shivered, and practically ran the last mile, constantly looking behind me.