The Booshop

On a dark and stormy midnight,

When the wind came ripping and roaring,

On a dark and stormy midnight,

When fingers of ice came clawing,

On a dark and stormy midnight,

When the moon was the colour of blood,

The bookshop’s ‘K’ was blown away,

And fell to the ground with a thud.

Then deep in the gloom of the booshop,

The books began mournfully moaning,

Then deep in the gloom of the booshop,

The books gave a spine tingling groaning,

Then deep in the gloom of the booshop,

The books fluttered off from the shelves,

Like bats they swooped, like bats they looped,

As they all flitted round by themselves.

Nobody saw as they floated,

Fast through the ink of the night,

Nobody saw as they floated,

Their pages so ghostly and white,

Nobody saw as they floated,

Though all heard their blood-curdling screams,

As they flew through the black and never came back,

And with them flew thousands of dreams.

The booshop’s now silent and empty,

Its shelves are all lonely and bare,

The booshop’s now silent and empty,

But do go inside, if you dare.

The booshop’s now silent and empty,

Bereft of its greatness and glory,

But on dark stormy nights when the moon’s shining bright,

You might see the ghost of a story.

 

 

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11 Comments to “The Booshop”

  1. So bootifully done! 🙂 I really enjoyed reading this, and could see it being done in a talk-singing song.

  2. I love it. What divine rhythm your poem has. I love the K falling with a thud, and the resulting antics of the boo’s inside.

  3. Wow! Halloween horror for a bibliophile.

  4. i already see a ghost of a story…. beautiful poem

  5. wow.. i reaaaallllyyyy like your poems..

  6. I read this just as its getting dark on Halloween. I’m spooked by your Ghostly story…

  7. That last line….what a cracker!! Love it 🙂

  8. It made me both scared and sad. How touching!

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