It was a lovely holiday they both reflected
sitting by their hotel pool
checking the photos taken the day before
one made them ponder
remembering standing by the wooden gate
a question did debate!
Both certain they saw nobody behind them
only fields and stone foundations
yet clearly there were two figures in view
leaning on the stone wall
their clear outline was not a pleasant sight
upon a nice scene a blight!
Though the wife was reluctant to retread
her husband wanted to go
first enquiring with locals in the village
who were happy to tell
the stories surrounding the isolated area
making them feel scarier!
Back at the gate not so relaxed as before
compared photo with view
now with stories of murder and jealousy
and with a pencil drawing
of the farm-house that once stood here
the sadness was clear!
Drawn to walk amongst the stone ruins
scared they may confront
the un-rested souls captured on camera
disfigured by the fire
caused by the husbands early return
who watched it burn!
Raged at his wife’s infidelity and betrayal
made him start the blaze
trapping the lover and wife together inside
then taking his own life
all these events to them recently told
the emotion began to unfold!
Their perception now strong instilling fear
moved away from the ruins
decided to take more photos of the scene
on viewing they saw
them again both close enough to touch
burnt for them too much!
Arriving at the gate scrambled quickly over
smell of smoke strong
caught in a moment beyond comprehension
knew they had to break away
as the actions of that day long ago replayed
their own sanity frayed!
Falling exhausted on the ground realising
they were nearly possessed
by a lingering evil and oppressive force
locked in an embrace
left the area keeping the photos to show
others an explanation may know!
But unknown to them the entities went to
from then on their woes grew!
The Foureyed Poet.