We all have our secrets, don’t we?


Into the dark shall I go,

Following the bad smell I know,

It’s been there for a long long time,

Reminds me of all that is mine.

Down the stairs now I go,

To the bad smell that I know,

Under the stairs you camp,

In the basement dark and damp.

Now in back of the stairs I sit,

Returning to the sweet smell of it,

Like a fly in the ointment,

I was your one disappointment.

So in the back of the stairs we shall lie,

You, your bad smell, and I.

A child unlike no other,

And you, my dearest mother.

Pi's Basement Stairs by geoffeg.


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  • Drew Diligence on Sep 23, 2009

    Morbid claptrap!

  • Diverseblogger on Sep 23, 2009

    Very Great poem! I actually saw a movie where a lady lived under the stairs. the name of the movie was called Henrietta. You should check it out. Great job!

  • martie on Sep 23, 2009

    Disbtrubing Brenda, but well written.

  • Sourav on Sep 23, 2009

    Nice write!

  • Shamanz on Sep 23, 2009

    Good one!

  • papaleng on Sep 23, 2009

    a bizarre place to live but a very beautiful poem. nice rhyme too.

  • Darla Beck on Sep 23, 2009

    Interesting poem for the challenge.

  • Lostash on Sep 23, 2009

    Creepy! I like it!

  • PR Mace on Sep 23, 2009

    Rather, scary just right for Halloween soon to come.

  • writing4angels on Sep 24, 2009

    interesting poem.

  • Ruby Hawk on Sep 25, 2009

    You left me hanging,

  • Anne Lyken Garner on Sep 25, 2009

    Oooh… this one is creepy. Don’t know what to think of it, but it certainly hooks the reader and reels them in.

  • CA Johnson on Sep 27, 2009

    This was really scary, but I love it.

  • Theresa Johnson on Sep 28, 2009

    morbidly interesting

  • David Crerand on Sep 29, 2009

    Shades of Norman Bates. Good Job!

  • maranatha on Sep 30, 2009

    Norman Bates indeed! Nice, creepy write, Lady! Old photographs and bent memories, perhaps?

  • Duff D Moss on Sep 30, 2009

    Hah – that WAS creepy, and you were even lucky enough to be insulted by Drew – you should be honoured to be worthy of his attention :-)

    Thanks for playing in the challenge again. You are a regular participant – many thanks

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