Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ghost Gutter Inn

Flickering… a mélange of sidewalk signs
that in a second flashes ‘orange’ and ‘red
neon lights carved too bright to really see
{mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha, mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha}
the hungry thing… lurking… in the shadows
twitched in time the demons in your mind
caught unaware inside Ghost Gutter Inn.

The air of night a bloody gurgle in its throat
that if you listen close enough you’ll hear
a THUMP followed by a crooked laugh
{mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha, mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha}
like a genie… possessed… in a bottle…
twitched in time the demons in your mind
vanished inside Ghost Gutter Inn.

@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: The Sunday Whirl (twitched, crooked, bloody, sidewalk, bottle, flickering, gutter, gurgle, thump, vanished, carved, caught)

Also linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Halloween share

24 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

spooky good!

Eva Gallant said...

eerily entertaining!

Laurie Kolp said...

BOO! Thank you.

Mama Zen said...

I love the laugh!

Mary said...

Halloween cometh indeed. I haven't gotten to the wordle words yet, but that is next on my poetic agenda. Boo to you! Well wordled.

vivinfrance said...

Spooky poeming. Your wordle would also fit We Write Poems' prompt. Economise on the ghosts!

Nanka said...

mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha, mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha a thump, a pat on your back for a good poem and a Boo!! for good measure!! :D

brenda w said...

Excellent write, Laurie. I love the repetition of the last two lines, they are my favorite. The rhythm, the way they sound aloud. brava!

Willow said...

Excellent, Laurie, scary, mwa-ha-ha-ha Halloween poem.

Heaven said...

nicely done... the repetitive lines gives it a spooky twirl ~

happy halloween ~

Susie Clevenger said...

the evil laugh love it..creepy view of tortured thought...Happy Halloween

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love the auditory intensity of your Halloween poem - excellent work with the wordle too.

The Gooseberry Garden said...

you are quite productive.

Happy Halloween, Thanks for your past support to Jingle Poetry Community,

you are blessed, welcome back any time.

Cheers.

flaubert said...

mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha, I love that, Laurie. Perfectly spooky.

Pamela

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Totally atmospheric and I love the wicked laughter!

sharplittlepencil said...

Laurie, I actually had a "MOO-HA-HA" in my comment on my own poem, because I accidentally credited Mike Patrick's words to Joseph Harker.

This was fun, nasty-good, chilling... all the ingredients of a perfect Halloween poem! (I love Halloween because it teaches kids that it's OK to be a little scared, because you have their hand and they know they are really safe) GREAT!
Amy http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/lost-soul-sun-whirl/

Fireblossom said...

Excuse me. There are ghosts in my room! ;-)

Elizabeth said...

Ahh wicked laughter, what better to call to mind all the shenanigans of Halloween. Wonderful use of the wordle words.

Elizabeth

vivinfrance said...

I am horripilating horrifically having read that. Brilliant.

whenwordsescape said...

I had a genie in my bottle, too! :)

good poem!

Philip Thrift said...

Great name for a Gothic inn, and fun poem to go with it.

gautami tripathy said...

Very good!

innards

Mystic_Mom said...

Spookily good! :-)

mjshorts said...

Great write Laurie. The Ghost Gutter Inn doesn't sound like the place for a quiet pint.