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Ninemile house grave yard, Happy Halloween.

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Ninemile house Grave yard,
On the Kilkenny and Tipperary county borders.
Irish Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Happy Halloween! – welcome to Ninemile house grave yard, a place of rest OR is it ?

I few weeks back I visited this old Graveyard at Nine mile house, County Tipperary.

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This place just has to be one of the most atmospheric Grave yards in the local area. It is full of very old graves and the remains of an old chapel who’s insides have been used as the location of some graves dating from the 1800’s.

This is a place of rest however and a very peaceful location, But on Halloween night, well I just wonder ? ?

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For anyone who has been following my blog, they will know I love poetry, well last night I had a go at my own poem for Halloween!

A poem for Halloween

There is nothing in the dark…

Don’t run to the light, Run towards the night.
For ever fearing the Dark .

Don’t turn on a lights, Shining a torch into the blackness.

There is nothing in the Dark, No monsters to fear.

Nothing hiding in the blackness.

No possessions
No ghosts
No evil demons
No open graves
No devils to consume your soul
No vampires
No zombies
No omen of death

Don’t look towards the stars, Fires of the heavens.
Hoping forever to be alive.

Don’t fear the blackness of the woods at night.

There is nothing in the dark,
nothing that is not just asleep in the day
and awake at night.

It is not the dark you should fear,
Fear the light.

In the dark there is rest,

A peace of your mind.

There is nothing in the dark but rest and a lack of light !

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10 responses

  1. Eerie graveyard. I wonder how old the graves are? I like you poem too Nigel. It brings us back to reality 🙂

    October 31, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    • Hello Norma 🙂

      Thank you, about 200 years I think 🙂

      October 31, 2013 at 8:11 pm

  2. It all works…the photos, the poem…the sentiment..Happy Halloween!

    October 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm

  3. OOOOOO I’m scared! Just kidding! I love these photos! 🙂 BOO!

    October 31, 2013 at 2:26 pm

  4. poppytump

    …. I’m not frightened anymore now 🙂

    October 31, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    • Hello Poppy 🙂 🙂

      Good to hear, enjoy your evening 🙂

      October 31, 2013 at 8:12 pm

  5. Wonderful poem – love the photographs. Happy Halloween!

    November 1, 2013 at 12:45 am

  6. 1annecasey

    Spooky images and a strangely disturbing, yet reassuring poem!!

    November 17, 2013 at 10:47 am

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