Gotham Night Drive

Gotham Night Drive

A Poem by Cyprian Van Dyke

I Am Batman

Bright blue gauges in the batmobile
Shine on me as I sit behind the wheel.
Brighter blues map these rainy streets.
I drive thru this lit Gotham city night
Like a Robocop on his beat.
The Batman sign on my chest
I see thru the windshield,
In the sky, at the end of
A ray of hope in the night.
Alfred in my ear, Catwoman on my mind
And in my inner ear, she speaks refined.
I turn the wheel and hit the turbo.
The rain turns horizontal onto the windshield.
I eject up to the buildings and over, and as I glide
I spot Catwoman sitting in front of the Joker tied.
Rolling onto the scene, rolling onto my feet,
Throwing the Batarang I cut her free
As I swing my cape over the Joker's eyes
So that he can not see.
After this sly dance-move like feat
I take Catwoman in my arms and flee,
Grappling over buildings until we're back
On these rainy Gotham city lit streets.
She looks into my eyes thru my mask
And thru my mind into the past
And recalls the love we had and says,
"I love that I can always count on you, Bat."
And walks away sexy and black.
I call the batmobile back to me.
I jump down into the only seat,
Behind the steering wheel.
Alfred asks me; "Was that Selina Kyle?"
I answer: "Indeed."
Every head turns, they see the Batmobile.
They see Batman in the driver's seat, that's me.
There's more than what meets the eye,
But that's something only she can see.
Jan 9, 2021

© 2021 Cyprian Van Dyke

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Cyprian Van Dyke
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I absolutely love this, and how it took us through Gotham! This felt just like watching an episode of one of the shows, and I have to say, the last few lines were brilliant. There's always something hidden about Batman, and I love how you interpreted that. The visuals are wonderful and how you get a taste of Batman and all of the others entirely without it being too much. I could see this as an opening poem for a full book of these!

Posted 2 Years Ago

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What made this worthwhile for me was thinking about how powerful you must have felt in writing about being Batman. Then of course how I felt powerful too in reading it. It was fun and imaginative.

Posted 7 Months Ago

I loveee this so felt like I was watching an episode of batman. I had always loved batman and catwoman

Posted 1 Year Ago

What made it worthwhile was the thematic appeal. Its not easy to imagine and pen something like that and most people would find it tough. You've taken the world of Batman and brought it fully to life in the night ride. Its a fantasy with just the right amount of details to keep the reader immersed till the end. The conclusion again felt so romantic and good. Loved it all.

Posted 1 Year Ago

I have always loved Batman. Here we see into one small adventure.
I found this write a fun diversion for my philosophically bent mind to relax.

Posted 1 Year Ago

This is such a wonderfully expressed piece of writing. I absolutely loved the story!

Posted 1 Year Ago

What made this worthwhile to me...I am a huge Batman fan and have been for most of my life. This poem took me into a scene that felt as real as any fictional character scene could. My feet felt damp from the rain as I read it. This was very cool, it was dark, it was dreary, and it was Batman.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Wow! I'm waiting on your movie on the Big Screen. Marvelous and very interesting. You are very talented in scripts that turns into poems.

Posted 2 Years Ago

A lot of fun here and some really nice descriptions setting the scene, I think the line that made me smile the most was ‘ Alfred in my ear, Catwoman on my mind’ lol excellent…

All the best,


Posted 2 Years Ago

This was so much fun I actually laughed out loud! Oh, and I soooo love Batman. Thanks for this ride through the Gotham night with the Gotham Knight. Excellent write! I loved every word. It was like reading a favorite comic book, just following the story. Yes, I read comic books. I read everything. (laughing) I recently purchased a copy of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. My little girl and I dressed up like Batman and Batgirl a few years ago for Halloween.

Posted 2 Years Ago

gotham city and the bat man,been a while since i visited gotham

Posted 2 Years Ago

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Added on January 11, 2021
Last Updated on July 17, 2021
Tags: batman, catwoman, gotham, city, lights, batmobile, joker


Cyprian Van Dyke
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