For the parents and five girls of varying ages
this was the chance for a new start
in a different location far away from the city
where their eldest had problems
claiming the house was haunted by a spirit
so would not stay within it!
Managed to get into trouble and arrested
eventually having a breakdown
at seventeen needed psychiatric support
ending in a mental asylum
realised their daughter would not return
having little money a concern!
There was no choice when their youngest saw
unseen by them girls running around
and a woman in her room standing screaming
the decision was made to leave
having one disturbed girl was enough not two
nothing else they could do
On the internet this house seemed to appeal
cheap needing some work
a bargain not to be missed the family agreed
mum and dad looked alone
with no choice this was all they could afford
nothing wrong the agent assured!
Their new home was a long way from the last
and the light was fading on arrival
it took some time to pick their eldest child up
from the hospital’s psychiatric wing
darkness had fallen when they entered within
unaware it was a house of sin!
Everybody was too tired to feel any concern
settling in the lounge together
sleeping bags their beds for this one night
though it was a restless sleep
not because of it being a strange new dwelling
there were sounds like pitiful yelling!
Before dawn the eldest Rebecca was a awoken
by a whisper in her ear so clear
half asleep saw a girl of similar age stood there
thin and pale and beckoning
as if wanting her to follow but she tripped falling
yet still heard a voice calling!
The noise woke the family and the girl had gone
and now no pleading voice
said nothing in case it was assumed a relapse
she knew that it was a ghost
since she was very young she could see the dead
experts said she was mad instead!
Now Rebecca accepted it was a gift that felt a curse
the only other who understood
was her youngest sister Amy she to often saw them
said they were her imaginary friends
but the ones Rebecca saw were more malevolent
unable to rest because of their torment!
Thinking it had quietened down since being in care
was not happy to see them here
realising there was a danger but what was unclear
for the rest of the day brooded
except Amy nobody knew the house was harmful
possessed by a being nasty and cruel!
The area looked pleasant but evil still remained
she could see hanging women
on trees outside men dragging them from inside
by the evening she was scared
dad was starting a new job the very next day
knowing none of them should stay!
In their bedrooms saw the shadow beings moving
she had to get her siblings out
young Amy now held her hand tightly frightened
with the overwhelming presence
of violence at any possible moment she had to act
but had no idea about tact .
Her parents were use to her in uncontrollable rages
but now confident was in control
told Amy to wait outside she ran up the stairs
helping the other sisters down
then started screaming to get mum and dad riled
and out before they were all defiled!
Opening the door startled Rebecca they followed her
both being naturally concerned
rushing into the garden was surprised to see them all
at that moment there was a flash
just the two saw faces at the window then the blaze
the family stared helplessly in a daze!
But they were all alive! But was it over?
The Foureyed Poet.