Michael Edwards




Drunken fences flaking, leaning

lead the restless reckless footsteps

deeper onward over thresholds

where the daylight doesn’t enter

deep within the crumbling walls

where only fearsome curses dwell

In dreams of grim complexion.



  • Goldfinch60

    Super words Michael.

    Super drawing as well.


  • orchidee

    Good write and pic M.

  • Fay Slimm.

    Thanks for sharing the amazing drawing Mike and those scary words cleverly showed somewhere that folk like me would not like to be on a dark ghostly night - - - an excellent posting.

    • Michael Edwards

      I wouldn't want to be there either. as for the sketch it is a great venue and I've attended several functions there. Thank you so much for your continued encouragement Fay.

    • L. B. Mek

      I have been to a few premises that fit your poems description, I'm not sure what it is but there's a distinct difference to the feel of classic old building's,
      really liked the enticing simplicity and flow of your writing in this one, wonderful read

      • Michael Edwards

        I love old buidings and my favourite architecture is in Italy - fabulous country = will I get to see it again or is covid going to be with us forever? Thanks LB

      • dusk arising

        Love the way you lead us into darkness to deliver that final punchline,

        • Michael Edwards

          Thanks dusk - nothing like a good punch in the dark. I've got a great recipe.

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Brian here ~ Good Morning Uncle Mike ! I like Old Buildings & Old Folks who grow Old Gracefully ~ Im thinking of Diana Rigg again ! Old & Unused Buildings are always inhabited by the Ghosts of their past and great places for DEJAVU !
          Love the Poem very crypt-ic !

          Blessings & Joy to YOU & YOURS
          Love Angela Brian & Smokey ! ! !

          • Michael Edwards

            She was great and I often think of the old folk - especially when I look in the mirror ! Crypt-ic - love it.

          • Dove

            Just in time for Halloween! As a photography lover, such a place would
            Make a good subject! Love the
            Poem, and drawing? Are you going to add color to it?

            • Michael Edwards

              It was done as a specific commission and the client wanted a pen drawing - can't add colour as it's no longer with me but I agree it would look good with the addition of a few washes. Thanks for looking in and your kind comments.

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