An Insomniac's Midnight Interlude

Gothic poem
@josie_ (7417)
Philippines
March 7, 2017 9:05am CST
Everyone asleep except me. What does an insomniac do at this unholy hour? Write a poem (but of course!) and interact with other mylot nightowls or early morning larks depending on what part of the world you live in. Tonight I shall be your host Welcome to my ancestral home of disembowelled ghouls and unshriven souls (Chains rattling in the background) A long dead alcoholic uncle is taking a piss, leaving unsightly footprints on the tiled floor (Damn! I just clean the bathroom) Hidden inside murky rooms drape and muted in eerie silence the ancient ones are stirring, from earth encrusted coffins they rise.. Oh, what a ruckus they make! Overgrown teeny boppers gyrating to the beat of rap and hip hop Night turns into a monochrome of black and white and I slowly disintegrate and fade into the sepia of an age long forgotten (and best left alone) Once upon a time I was a gentle lady filled with love and life was beautiful But fate frowns upon happy souls Werewolfs and vampires were never meant to be together and for star-crossed lovers the unchartered path to eternal damnation awaits Karma is a b*tch reincarnation... purgatory transfiguration...not cool Poof! I am a spider weaving her web in a dark nook covered in dust waiting to pounce upon the unwary traveller lost in this labyrinth we call life... (intermezzo) "Suddenly there came a tapping" No, not Poe's raven long since immigrated to parts unbeknownst to Donald Trump PIZZA! It's the delivery boy from Pizza Hut come bring my midnight snack "Nevermore, nevermore!" he croak as I shut the door... forgetting his tip Image: Public Domain
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@louievill (19366)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
" Croaked the raven nevermore" is that really your ancestral home? A " bahay na bato" lol!
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@josie_ (7417)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
@louievill _It's a public domain photo. But it looks much sturdier compared to our ancestral home.
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@louievill (19366)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
@josie_ oh yes sorry I failed to read that it was publc domain our ancestral home was torched by Filipino and American forces so the advancing Japanese would not be able to use it, what a pity it was not preserved.
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@josie_ (7417)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
@louievill _They should have spared your ancestral home if it didn't serve any strategic military purpose.
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@simplfred (4532)
• Philippines
23 May
Love the twist. I think you really love Allan.
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@josie_ (7417)
• Philippines
23 May
Poe, pizza and San Mig light turns me into a happy soul at the stroke of midnight. hic!
@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
7 Mar 17
Wow, very chilling. I hope you get better sleep tonight...
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@josie_ (7417)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
@FayeHazel _If they could turn down the noise a bit, perhaps I could.
@Kandae11 (40402)
7 Mar 17
Very nice.
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@josie_ (7417)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
@Kandae11 _Thank you.
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@pammooratan (4678)
• India
7 Mar 17
Nice...presentations.
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@josie_ (7417)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
@pammooratan _Glad you like it.
@nomus24g (24494)
• India
7 Mar 17
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@josie_ (7417)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
@nomus24g _to your comment.