It was the swinging hallway light flex
alerted him all was not well
as he waited could not feel any draft
just wanted to leave now
in his girlfriends house always scared
though this he had not shared!
He loved the sweet girl he met at college
not her parents Victorian house
always gave him a cold chill as he entered
knew it held a dark secret
always glad to leave its oppressive grip
always tasting blood on his lip!
Relieved to see his beautiful girl ready to go
breathed again outside the door
that crawling sensation of being observed
from the attic window lingered
was always afraid to raise his head to see
scared made him want to pee!
Had to be love surely to face the daily ordeal
but one day had to tell her
it had become an obsession he could not hide
to his surprise she felt it to
since she was very young had feared the night
always afraid to turn off her light!
From under her bed she often heard scratching
a clawed hand gripped the bedding
sometimes mum told her to turn the light off
then it stood in full view
often she screamed and her parents came
for a time with her did remain!
But in the end when nothing was ever found
said it was just her imagination
so had to face it on her own until it attacked
violently grabbing her arm
pulling and ripping flesh on skin exposed
the truth at last disclosed!
They were sitting in a cafe telling her story
even here he was afraid
as she explained they had to seek refuge
in a neighbour’s house that night
as the family fled from their own dwelling
what would happen no foretelling!
Before they could re-enter an exorcism
on the property performed
for a while all seemed to be normal again
but the hauntings returned
then realised she was the one possessed
had come to feel blessed!
Shaken these words he could not believe
but in the corner booth
her face became grotesque his soul lost
silently the teenager left
leaving the corpse sitting as if sleeping
neck broken heart not beating!
Nobody noticed the pretty girl leave alone
innocently talking on her cell phone!