Its ominous presence created a nightmare image
situated on land near the sea
a nuclear power station had been completed
but the cost spiraled out of control
dogged with mishaps many rumours had spread
filling the locals with dread!
Dark and dismal built on the site of an old house
that was reputedly haunted
this thought was enhanced when local employees
told of accidents from within
power surges water level leaks during inspection
on tests before the grid connection!
Blighted this facility that had not been welcomed
once it was known the plans
saw one building demolished and another progress
ringed by high security fences
overshadowing the pleasant nearby by community
that once was a people in unity!
But sides had now developed of divided viewpoints
some glad to have employment
others fearful of what lay within its sinister borders
not only from the radiation
an area filled with unexplained and haunted places
where there were no-go spaces!
All the opposition to the building had been discarded
completed then the day arrived
it went on-line nothing was mentioned of problems
threats to the locals were made
silence was forcibly maintained as the first mortality
occurred added to the sense of brutality!
Alarms were heard increasingly the employees jaded
reporting apparitions seen
bizarre noises and electronic equipment failing
with the risk of a melt down
being privately owned everything was suppressed
until it could no longer be repressed!
There was little warning of the catastrophic explosion
as the new dawn was breaking
the cooling water had drained and the core melted
trapping the night-shift within
contaminating the mains water supply and ocean
authorities until then had no notion!
Radioactive dust quickly engulfed the small township
and surrounding countryside
the outside world were thrust into this ensuing strife
grim remnants of another ruin
on cursed ground towered over them like a fiery beast
upon their souls to eternally feast!
Contaminated for thousand of years now guaranteed
hundreds died many more fated
a cause had not been determined an ongoing question
few dare enter this dead zone
those who have said nothing about their experiences
nor mentioned the many disappearances!
The Foureyed Poet.