The House

The House

A Poem by Nix is typing...
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A poem by Nix and Ts about a house on a delivery driver's route

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The dead children floated

within the iron-wrought bars

No tombstones

Just a graveyard of old cigars

Under overcast skies,

With flies and lies and tries

to get rid of the dread

the crows cried about the dead kids 

Possessing the tombs

Boxes with tightly closed lids

The house was decrepit

Its owner gnarled and vicious

Always peeking out the window

Always looking suspicious

With malicious intentions

Their yard filled with clutter from different dimensions

Some creepy convention

I had apprehensions of going inside

The dead floating children watched

I opened the creaky, groaning latch

Hoping fate didn’t bait me here

My stomach churned as I felt a spirit go through me

I saw a banshee in a dream

Hope it didn’t mean anything

I heard its scream…

I stepped warily to the door of the house

And rapped

Once,

Twice,

Again

Then when the door opened

A woman answered

I feigned a smile and transferred

The food to be delivered

When our hands touched I shivered

As I was delivered 

a thousand unsettled souls

But I completed my goals

And I knew the creepy couple in the house 

Were s****y tippers!


Picture taken by Jeffred Elmtree

© 2021 Nix is typing...


Author's Note

Nix is typing...
This one was by me and Ts (T.S. Ulmus), it just kinda fell out of us...

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A good story. The beginning served the purpose in laying out the premise of a disturbing house ... and haven't we all experienced one of those ... which is the point of horror, to take a mundane item or scenario and write the scariest plot line about it ... cue Stephen King.
The fact that the twist at the end rendered the scene more humourous than scary was a great plot twist.
A good ending.

Well done.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Why did they take the photo down? I took that picture myself.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


ahahaha ... always tip a good service provider me Da use to say ... well actually he said it of barbers and waitresses ... ;) i enjoyed the alliterations in this .. the form itself is visually pleasing to me .. and the pic is a fine match .. gave me the exact house being talked of and leaving me plenty to fill in the details of your characters on me own .. enjoyed reading my friend! thanks for sharing!
E.

Posted 1 Month Ago


A good story. The beginning served the purpose in laying out the premise of a disturbing house ... and haven't we all experienced one of those ... which is the point of horror, to take a mundane item or scenario and write the scariest plot line about it ... cue Stephen King.
The fact that the twist at the end rendered the scene more humourous than scary was a great plot twist.
A good ending.

Well done.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like the haunting feeling of the poem. There is some good imagery. I like the little twist at the end where we are noticing that it is a delivery driver. Thank you so much for sharing!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

For some reason.....this made me laugh.?..lol

Am I an a*s? Very creepy though too. You are a chilling writer!!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nix is typing...

1 Month Ago

Lol, no, it's good that you laughed, the intention at the end was to make the reader laugh, I love w.. read more
Frankie

1 Month Ago

You ARE good at it Nix.
Nix is typing...

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Frankie!!! :) So sweet! :)
I loved the complete story in the poem. The old scary house and the cheap people. Hello dear friend and thank you for sharing the entertaining story.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nix is typing...

1 Month Ago

Thank you for reading Coyote!!! :) I appreciate the time to make the review, too :)
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome my friend.

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Added on March 22, 2021
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Uh, what can I say? Hi! I'm Phoenix (Nix) 🔥 Most of my poems are in my books :) except for Phoenix Parker, that's a book I wrote last year. Most of my writing is poetry, I'm always o.. more..

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