She squatted in the corner of the cell
alone here in her dark mood
certain in the gloom was not alone
accused of multiple homicides
knowing these charges were just lies
as around buzzed the flies!
She was the babysitter nothing more
had looked after them before
needed the money surely not a crime
the children were frightened
said the nasty man lived up in the attic
thought kids were over dramatic!
Had heard odd noises while there before
took no notice of their pleas
to stay near their bedrooms that night
wanted to text her boyfriend
the only interest filling her young mind
to the police officer defined!
When she told them the lights went out
cell phone signal was lost
in the darkness that ensued she saw it
a monster with a horrible face
the eye sockets were just blackness
filling her full of emptiness!
For a split second then all seemed well
until noises from upstairs
but invisible hands threw her back down
furniture moved all around
as the parents came into this disturbance
desperately trying to make a stance!
Knives came out of thin air stabbing at them
she could only watch as objects hit
had to get out of that madhouse to stay alive
crashing through a window
for a few moments heard the children’s cries
dazed saw the thing behind them
could only run but something was following
soon within felt the clawing!
Terrified beyond belief ran until she collapsed
ending on the police station steps
taken inside could only yell out the address
soon the horrific scene was found
soon she had become their prime suspect
her fragmented story did reject!
She fought them agitated and confused
was forcibly placed into the cell
a light above plunged her into the dark
then aware the thing was there
deep growls surrounded her frail frame
as she was thrust violently
against the cold tiled wall and to the floor
the blood from her body did pour!
The noise brought officers rapidly to assist
but she had passed from this life
none saw the beast fade into the shadows
as the light came on once more
the visible carnage was all they could see
unaware of the evil that would be!
The Foureyed Poet.