There's a voice in the hall but there's nobody there.
There's a tinkling piano, a creak on the stair,
a candle that flickers and spiders that crawl.
A door that won't open, a thump on the wall.
Strange objects in jars and a dusty old broom.
A chair, rocking gently, in a cold, empty room.
The clock in the drawing room stopped long ago,
yet the pendulum silently rocks, to and fro.
Don't look in the mirrors and don't turn around.
Stay out of the cellar and don't make a sound.
For this house, it holds secrets so dark and so old,
they would turn your hair white and your blood would run cold.
So get out, while you can and whatever you do.......
Don't come back...
I don't regret you,
Or wish I'd never met you,
Your face is seared into my heart,
It's been there from the very start.
In your arms, is my safe place
and I'd search for you through time and space.
When our bodies intertwine and kisses
Pour like sweetest wine,
from lips that know my soul's desire
I rise, like Phoenix from the fire.
Stop the clock, what was lost has been found.
I'm yours, until they put me in the ground.
Gail Lapping 24/5/19
Black dog, black dog, jumping on my bed.
black dog, black dog, get out of my head.
black dog, black dog, always wants to play.
black dog, black dog, never goes away.
Hush now, hush now, he mustn't see me weep.
hush now, hush now, putting him to sleep.
hush now, hush now, the time is almost come.
hush now, hush now, and so, the deed is done
Black dog, black dog, i cannot hear you bark.
black dog, black dog, laying in the dark.
black dog, black dog, i know you're still around.
black dog, black dog, until the end, we're bound.
©Gail Lapping 23/5/19
Can you see me?
I am the sudden coldness in a room.
I am the movement that catches your eye.
The familiar perfume that turns your head in a crowd
And the heaviness on your shoulder that comforts you.
I am the voice that whispers your name
And the feeling that you’re not alone.
I am here and I am patient my love.
Do not hurry to join me.
Gail Lapping 5/4/19
I have no idea where I am
And I can't remember how, or when I got here
But I know I was there once
Maybe you lost me when you were trying to find yourself
Or maybe I hid myself away and you couldn't find me
Maybe you miss me
Maybe the real me is there
In the pages of that letter you're reading again
Maybe it's too late
Gail Lapping 11/12/18
To the brave one..
Dark Lady knocked so loudly, when she came for you my friend.
But you fought with her so bravely and refused to meet your end.
She dealt you blows so harsh and cruel, convinced that you'd give in.
You battled on regardless, tried not to let her win.
But death, she is a tricky one and so, it wasn't long
Before she had you in her grasp, it seemed to us so wrong.
She took you off so quickly, our tears, they ran like rain.
Our only comfort, memories and the ending to your pain.
To me, you stand as Warrior, determined, fierce and strong.
You stood up to the Siren and refused to hear her song.
I carry you within my heart, my prayers, each night I send.