Charming little place thought the man
this quaint picturesque period cottage
on the edge of the thick dark forest
ideal certain he would retire here
how the last months had crawled by
pondering he let out a satisfied sigh!
As he stood outside of this empty place
better than the picture in his hand.
a chill engulfed him saw movement
then again from a bedroom window
Unsure whether he should go inside
what could this building have to hide?
Waited nervously for the estate agent
to give him the overdue guided tour
Uncertain of what he should do now
the trees he was sure had shook
as he pondered a car parked nearby
feeling this place was not a good buy!
An alluring woman came to him
looking on edge as she came near
before they spoke he heard a voice
telling him to get away from here
instinct nagged him to be alert
suddenly face down in the dirt!
That once pleasant young woman
had turned into a raging beast
a perverse mist engulfed the scene
and many figures came into sight
he lashed out and ran to his car
luckily grabbing a rusty iron bar!
Hitting out in a desperate scrabble
he got in and started the engine
as these beasts smashed the glass
claws tearing his skin as broke away
unable to take in what had occurred
at this moment it seemed absurd.
At the hospital suspicion was raised
the beast like injuries that he had
in the end the wounds were dressed
and he headed in fear for home
so exhausted he just fell asleep
falling on the couch in a heap!
Having an unpleasant nightmare
reliving the unprovoked attack
with a strong urge for raw meat
yet he could not wake himself up
but he was now no longer alone
a female spoke in a hypnotic tone!
With a wrench from dark depths
he sat up and she was there
the pretty woman estate agent
she smiled and held out her hand
sinking fangs in his neck done
no more to enjoy the golden sun!
Charming little cottage his new home
but not as he had wanted it to be
never a believer in vampires before
his new family welcomed him in
this time he went through the door
with the lust for blood forever more!
On this earth you never know what is near!
The Foureyed Poet