Ghost Town


As I wander down my street,

houses small, standing side by side,

there is no echo of children playing,

no small grinning faces,

glad to be out of school for the summer.

The town is empty, the pavements desolate.

No footsteps tap on the concrete.

Few revving cars can be heard, their music, coarse and metallic.

Overhead, urban seagulls squawk and scream in the skies

as they make their way to some distant shore.

The town is eerily silent, creepy, empty, vacant,

the climate dusty and dry.

And at night…

The shadows deepen.

Somewhere in the distance a cat’s call pierces the gloom,

before slinking off –

And I wonder what the night will bring, before the break of dawn.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time, S

Published by Sharon's Writers Tidbits

Sharon is a writer who lives in north London and has a long-held passion for the art and craft of creative writing. Sharon's main interests are novels, short stories and poetry. She also enjoys writing non-fiction. She is an avid reader and has a threatening TBR pile of books!

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