Bat In The Belfry

OhYeaCraigIKnow By OhYeaCraigIKnow, 30th Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

A short poem about going mad, with only yourself to blame.

Bat In The Belfry

The belfry bellow
shot across the temple
down the ivory spire,
present
purely mental.

Ringing in the dark,
humming beneath the brass,
hanging, like the hammer -
a bell; beneath,
a bat.

Shrieking like a storm,
the bellow of the bell,
the ache inside my skull,
the bat inside my bell.

Tolling!..
..Teasing..
Teaming,
chirps the babbled bat.
The ringing in my ears,
screams
that echo back.

I am atop the tower,
I ring the writhing bell,
I am here
alone
the bat inside my bell.

Summary

The poem is about personal, inner anguish, something that just drives you mad, something that we are usually in control of, something that we may be able to change. Sometimes we are willing to go through quite a lot for something, and sometimes that something can drive us mad.

Tags

Anguish, Bat, Bats, Belfry, Dark, Dark Places, Dark Poem, Dark Poetry, Madness, Mental, Mental Anguish, Mental Disorder, Mental Illness, Pain, Painful, Poem, Poetry, Tower

Meet the author

author avatar OhYeaCraigIKnow
I am a High school student with a passion for writing and above any other sport, swimming. I enjoy anything that lets me show who I am and what I stand for; be it a few stanzas, or an entire book.

Share this page

moderator Peter B. Giblett moderated this page.
If you have any complaints about this content, please let us know

Comments

author avatar Stella Mitchell
31st Jan 2013 (#)

Interesting !
bless you
Stella

Reply to this comment

Add a comment
Username
Can't login?
Password