Behind the locked wooden farm gate
lay a field of ripe corn
a warm dry day the hikers neared
tired wanting to rest
attracted by the rhythmic swaying
hypnotic images displaying!
Isolated no wind yet the corn swayed
climbed onto the gate
for a better view of the open landscape
at first did not notice
that the trees in the distance were still
until there was a deafening shrill!
Jumping down puzzled at the sudden noise
saw darting shapes in the corn
somehow felt vulnerable and isolated here
had to run for their lives
instinctively retreated back down the trail
something was right on their tail!
Exhausted one tripped as the other continued
until he heard her scream
slowing reluctant to even peek at the pursuer
but was swept off his feet
the escape futile dragged like a piece of scrap
both caught in the assailants trap!
Both were taken to the farm gate and thrown over
forever gone within the vast field
some weeks later with no sign anything was wrong
the harvest was gathered in
but nothing was found and the mystery remained
evidence of the missing was contained!
Somebody knew what was really happening here
yet there was a news blackout
nobody had any idea of these disappearances
as the innocent still ventured
to what was thought of as an unspoilt idyllic scene
until an unmarked chopper was seen!
From then on no way could the truth be suppressed!