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.
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
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