Creepy Poem for Halloween - Subway
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
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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