Performed by Val Cole
What is the theme of your poem?
Never prematurely judge things by appearance and always expect the unexpected.
Also, secondarily, it is intended to simply be a scary thriller.
What motivated you to write this poem?
I was doing some genealogy research and found one of our family names to be “Isadore.” Isadore is kind of a spooky name to me, a name you would expect to find in a Transylvania manor. So I pictured this old, isolated manor on a hill with bats and moon glow and all the other “eerie” stuff and was inspired to write a poem about what it might be like for someone’s car to break down on a cold evening way out in the middle of nowhere and they have to take shelter in this old stone manor on the hill that is spooky and creepy, and this guy named Isadore lives there.
How long have you been writing poetry?
If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think it would be a lot more fun to have dinner with someone who is alive rather than dead. I’ve had some dates I thought were dead and it wasn’t fun. Ha! Seriously, it would be cool to have dinner with Robert Frost.
What influenced you to submit to have your poetry performed by a professional actor?
Thought it would be cool to have a scary poem performed and that it might be a good promotional tool for my other work, so I went for it.
Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?
I write short stories and have three published. I write business and quality of life articles, many have been published. I write articles about managing personal finances for GOBankingRates . com. I write articles about poetry and writing and I write essays about life, the world, society and more. I write science fiction/fantasy stories and am working on a novel. And of course, I write poetry, I have two full collections of poetry published, both have been received very well and I get some great reviews.
What is your passion in life?
Writing stories, poetry and non-fiction works.