Blood Stains Old Levee Road (Poem for a Ghost Prompt)

(I chose the old house photograph to work with)

ghost - houjse

Blood Stains Old Levee Road

We used to play in the cupola
of the old house
that sits just off the levee road.
– you shouldn’t have done that
you shouldn’t have been there like that
sitting on the levee road
that who could see you sitting there
in the dark
on the old levee road?
I’m watching you
from the cupola
of the old house.
It never is your ghost I see.
It’s you.
And me?
I’m waiting in the dark on the old levee road –
watching from the cupola.


About Ellespeth

I'm a poet. Sometimes I write stories and other nonsense. Ellespeth

11 comments on “Blood Stains Old Levee Road (Poem for a Ghost Prompt)

  1. Reblogged this on Views From A Poet and commented:

    There’s a spooky writing prompt going on at https://neverendingstorydepository.wordpress.com/
    take a peek at my contribution and all the great work posted on CSB.

  2. Great job. Spooky is as Spooky Does

    • Whew! I’ve only edited it a million times since posting 😛 Thank you, John. So I’ve thought of some changes I’ll probably put up on my blog – eventually. I want to change “we used to play in the cupola’ to ‘we used to make-out in the cupola…” Oh well 😛
      Thanks for reading and commenting on my work as you do, John. I appreciate it a lot.

  3. Nicely done. This was chilling!

  4. OMG. that spooked me, it has an eerie lullaby flow to it, you almost sing it when you’re reading it, great job 🙂

  5. […] Blood Stains on the Old Levee Road: https://neverendingstorydepository.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/blood-stains-on-old-levee-road-poem-for-a… […]

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