This poem is written in response to Helene Vaillant’s What do you see Challenge:
and also the Tuesday’s Writing Prompt Challenge from the Go Dog Go Cafe, to write a poem containing the line “Footsteps of the Mind”.
As I wander through the cloisters,
Just to see what I can find,
I hear a noise come suddenly
Like the footsteps of the mind.
Are these spectres from my memories?
Or something much more sinister?
Is it a thief that haunts the shadows
With some violence to administer?
My heart beats faster as I linger
In the dim and darkening light
Then I see from out the shadows
Something Impish, bold and white.
I see it bound and run towards me
And I scream and jump a mile
Then I realise that what I feared
Is just a dog, This makes me smile.
Can there ever be a terror
Greater than the one I find
When I leave my thoughts to linger
On those footsteps in my mind?
Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 27/March/2019
I have also included the following word prompts:
Word of the Day: Impish
Ragtag Daily Prompt: Thief