Red Eyes!

It was a quiet restaurant as they entered

for a pleasant meal

first chance since the birth of their son

like a celebration

a sense of achievement being parents

to them so immense.

 

A waiter guided them to a corner table

good being out

her mum happily agreeing to babysit

first grandchild

both noticed an elderly man staring

like red eyes glaring!

 

Trying to ignore his growing presence

but could not

an evening spoilt as his eyes watched

piercing our minds

staff seemed oblivious to him there

sitting in the chair!

 

Called over the waiter to settle their bill

enquired quietly

who was the elderly figure by the door

with burning glare

he only saw just an empty table and chair

nobody there  to stare!

 

Pressing to get even more information

he reluctantly said

long ago there was a funeral parlour here

answering no more

backed quickly away as they went to exit

there he did sit!

 

Out side the atmosphere was far better

yet he still stared

now laughing his face became distorted

then he evaporated

no more did he sit shrivelled and dark

leaving a memory stark!

 

What lay in  the history of this building

why only them

had witnessed such a freakish evil being

filled with revulsion

headed home to be with their newborn

their beliefs now torn!

 

Their lives forever filled with a growing terror!

 

The Foureyed Poet.

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Slowly becoming you number one fan … this poem touched me deeply … in many ways … cannot say more … at least not here and not now … maybe never … but that’s okay. Love, cat.

  2. Hi Cat. Glad you liked ‘Red Eyes!’ Hope you’re well. The Foureyed Poet.

  3. spooky 🙂
    your storytelling is superb 🙂

  4. Hi Eightleggedgemini. Thank you so much for your great comment and liking ‘Red Eyes!’ Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.


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