Descend!

Felt very nervous as the airliner approached

the large busy international airport

relieved that we had all survived the ordeal

the other passengers also shaken

but the ordeal was certainly far from its end

as the aircraft began to descend!

 

A long haul flight from a popular destination

started as another routine trip

three hundred passengers happily got on board

filled with many different thoughts

sitting with the usual hassle and lots of chatter

now every moment for them did matter!

 

Arriving ten hours late at its European destination

fuel was at a critically low-level

had seen the silver metallic object at close quarter

flying closely along side the plane

that sharp turn as the pilots tried to avoid a collision

just missing with luck or precision!

 

Then the violent bang as eventually they impacted

luggage and passengers thrown

through the cabin with a destructive turbulent force

leaving many injured and petrified

but worse was to come when we fell from the skies

cabin pressure gone the awful cries!

 

The captain sounded calm as he warned us all

of the collision and rapid fall

telling us to brace ourselves the staff assisted

oxygen masks dropped into sight

as the end of our lives seemed an inevitability

totally exposing our vulnerability!

 

Our fate was certainly not in any human hands

as an engine burst into flames

and we all were thrust to the right as a voice

came emotionless over the intercom

to prepare for impact then we hit the runway

as spiritual came into play!

 

There was no fuel left we had recently been told

the only reason we did not fry

as it broke into two pieces the screaming stopped

the grating noise of metal on tarmac

pounded our bodies and minds we must perish

leaving those behind we cherish!

 

From utter despair and acceptance of our demise

the craft was now at a standstill

somehow the crew managed to open the doors

emergency shoots quickly deployed

and if by magic we were in the main terminal

battered shaken but relief discernible!

 

There had been no fatalities but many injured

as we all sat and stood dazed

men in black suits came with armed soldiers

confronted us with an ultimatum

that what had happened was an engine fault

a tragedy in which you were caught!

 

This would be in the official report to follow

if anybody veered from this line

they would visit them the consequences grave

with that clear threat departed

even though we knew it was a metallic UFO

the outside world would never know!

 

Defying their warning was determined to tell

now in fear listened for the doorbell!

 

TheFoureyedPoet.

 

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The Car!

After such a long time he had grown so close

to his reliable elderly car.

His wife nagged him to get a brand new model

no point being defiant.

Much easier to simply comply and agree

that weekend went to see.

 

From their first step onto the forecourt it began

as a salesman dived in.

Not giving them a chance to browse themselves

guiding them to a new model.

As his wife was engrossed in the smooth patter

he quietly left them to chatter.

 

And wandered over to the large used car section

where he was able to browse.

Taking time to peruse the wide choice of motors

where he came upon the car!

Fitting his criteria ticking every box on his want list

this motor could not resist.

 

All was going very well until the wife approached

hands grasping shiny brochures.

His face started to twitch a clear sign of a row

which he got with a vengeance.

His spouse wanted the new untouched motor

not one owned and used before!

 

Both determined the row continued for some hours

the staff kept well clear.

At last both agreeing this was a sensible upgrade

and the deal was sealed.

Eventually they drove their purchase off the lot

happy at what they had got.

 

But their excitement really did not last very long

even on the way home.

Both thought they had heard a faint whimpering

and a dull banging sound!

Ignoring these incidents as being of natural origin

the nightmare would soon begin.

 

Back home as the car was parked and they got out

the engine started on its own.

Even with the key held within the husband’s hand

it then switched off!

Concerned there must be a fault to be found

asked the garage to come around.

 

Being late could not come until the following day

so unable to do any more.

Disappointed settled down for a quiet night

but at one am the engine started!

He reluctantly went to investigate as it was late

lights blaring no time to debate.

 

The car door opened intrigued he got to close

and was pulled inside.

The door slammed shut and then it drove off

driven by something unseen!

Holding on tightly to the steering the wheel

it seemed so unreal!

 

The car was driving itself he was just a passenger

glancing in the rear view mirror.

Was sure somebody was sitting in the back seat

into country roads it careered.

Then swerving across a newly ploughed field

the car eventually did yield!

 

Sirens he now could hear and blue flashing lights

the door suddenly burst open.

Ahead a man was standing but then disappeared

at the place he saw raised earth!

In the headlight beam he  knew it was a grave site

as the shock began to bite!

 

The police were soon surrounding him after the chase

assuming he was a dangerous driver.

At first with no idea this was a new murder scene

in an awful state he was quizzed.

He had no explanation of what had taken place

this was a strange case!

 

There was a body of a middle-aged man buried there

the last car owner was arrested.

Later charged with the murder of a business associate

how he was caught withheld!

The car was kept for evidence so had to get a new one

the wife had in the end won!

 

He was not charged but life was never the same again.

 

The Foureyed Poet.

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