Neil Higgins

Walk In The Night

What is this classical experience of night walking beyond the dream of light.
Ambling hopefully via pinholes of internal invisible sight.
Is this scope beyond the hope of wailing painfully into the dark.
As creature's all bent and sent do play the fool simply for a lark.
What shapes and shadows spawn from charcoal lust creeping beyond my soul to drink it's unraveling frightened display.
As this reveals my mask of theatrical performance of operatic out of kilt day.
Was that a cat's meow purring in my ears.
Or was it a failed demon seeking revenge and thus moving through the gears.
And perhaps vanity as a side show which hides in the recess of my mind,
drawing closed its shattered curtains of all my fears.
Even my heartbeat skips the beat and shivers to cope as time is not upon my side.
Limbs and what ever is able is suffering from hell's kitchen table after unnervingly been fried.
With lungs now as bellows,and breath performing as winters time in lag.
I therefore fail to walk too far as the wind responds with mind tricks aplenty as I wish I had not downed that backdoor escape,
and instead should have waved the flag.
What a fool to stumble into the street after a stupid nothingness row anyhow.
Behold the witching hour has long since gone and itself gracefully slipped to bed.
Alas my marbles are scattered as chaos abounds within feelings so led.

Comments6

  • Doggerel Dave

    I admit to not quite understanding Gothic, Neil; but there are lines in there which I find interesting or creep me out, I'm not sure which....
    All the best.

    • Neil Higgins

      To be honest,I don't really like Gothic,as I am not a fan of really creepy stories or films.The Woman In Black, Daniel Radcliffe,comes to mind.I spent a lot of that looking at the floor.But every now and then I decide to "bite the bullet" and think,what the hell ( no pun intended) and simply go for it.

      • Doggerel Dave

        Yes that is about the way I feel - although no point in being here if we don't stretch ourselves.....
        BTW - I'd make an exception for Hammer Horror - which I found great.

      • Teddy.15

        Beautiful my friend and relevent to us all. May I say I've been to Prague and I've visited many gothic buildings, you sure keep the atmosphere alive.

        • Neil Higgins

          You are so lucky going to Prague.One of my favourite films, Amadeus,about Mozart,was filmed there,way back in 1983.Although "littered" with opera,Tom Hulse,who played Mozart gave an incredible performance,as the great man.
          Will definitely go to Prague,once lockdown restrictions are lifted properly next year.

          • Teddy.15

            I can honestly say one of the most beautiful cities I've ever had the opportunity to visit it was just before Xmas too, fine food and wine, I'm not really into gothic, I've always been terrified of Dracula, there it seems real in the magnificent architecture. Well worth a visit.

          • Poetic Dan

            Felt like many day when I used to walk around.. glad to not be there now lol
            Great flow!

            • Neil Higgins

              Many thanks Dan.As I said above,not really a Gothic fan,although every now and then, something will appear on popular streaming sites,and foolishly I will watch 😱
              Want to visit the old city of Prague next year,if I can.

            • Neil Higgins

              I agree with you Frenia.Just had to get this one out of my system.

            • Fay Slimm.

              The half-seen is always scarier in the dark and your words bring out the tension so well here Neil - - will have to look under my bed tonight to see who is hiding....... great tale again dear friend.

              • Neil Higgins

                Many thanks Fay.I've had enough of Gothic for a while now.Not a fan of horror in general,but had this and a previous effort to "get rid of" So back to normal for me from now on.
                Thanks for stopping by.

              • Accidental Poet

                I tend to follow the daylight, but your pen had me looking around every corner Neil. Great write. 👍

                • Neil Higgins

                  Not ot a fan of the pitch dark AP.
                  Where my sister lives,the owls hoot,\"things\" peer at you from the bushes,and the wind blows in the trees,on creepy autumnal nights,down countryside lanes.Obviously,when I stay over night,with her and my brother in law, I have two mutts with me,which need evening exercise.So I\'m not on my own.But when the moon peeps behind the clouds,it all gets a little too atmospheric for me.

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Be careful out there Neil. 👍



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