Human Remains!

Their first house a small terraced property

two up and two down

how the young couples eyes brightly lit up

when the estate agent

happily told them their offer was accepted

this they had not unexpected.

 

Within three days had started the decorating

to make it their very own

not being expert at any of the structural work

an uncle  was a builder

offered to do anything that needed to be done

thinking this an easy run!

 

Problems started while removing the fireplace

in the back downstairs room

as this was pulled out a skeleton was discovered

and work came to a halt

dust filled the air and the smell was very bad

ran outside to breath so  glad.

 

Calling the police decided to wait until they came

not wanting to go back

when they arrived  needed to be shown the spot

but nothing was there

no human remains were anywhere in the rubble

now there would be trouble!

 

Wasting police time was the curt warning given

after a fruitless search left

nothing was found feeling stupid went inside

shaken but ready to continue

only to find the bones were  back in fire-place

but now with flesh on the face!

 

That moment of achievement had dissipated

deciding they had to go

unsure of what could be done at this minute

it was a bizarre situation

the authorities would not come here  again

they all decided to remain!

 

Thier uncle grabbed an arm quickly recoiling

as a strange dark substance

covered his hand was absorbed by the skin

all the while flesh was growing

on the remains trying to help their uncle out

felt their sanity in doubt!

 

He became so heavy unable to hold anymore

falling his pallor turning grey

knowing he was dead themselves had to save

the lounge door slammed shut

before the two now weary and frantic got there

a noise the tension hard to bear!

 

Shouting out for help the door could not be opened

nobody came reluctantly turned

helpless both held hands as before them it stood

those human remains covered

in a slimy flesh now walking towards them upright

it seemed a terminal plight!

 

The young husband in desperation threw his wife

out of the glass filled window

cut and bruised saw him grabbed and disappear

crying realised he was gone

as the beast looked out she knew it was the start

with no choice but to depart!

 

But it was curiosity that overcame the fear to run

struggling to the broken window

stared inside the bodies of her husband and uncle

were shrivelled on the floor

nothing else could she see what had they unleashed

some new horrendous beast!

 

As the neighbours started to emerge at the disturbance

wondering what could happen next

the now widow had to get away from this awful  scene

knowing the shocking truth

had to convince somebody of what danger was ahead

before she and many others were dead!

 

The Foureyed Poet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Beatifully written. …


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