The reporter was reluctant to enter the building
where a young woman was killed
during an investigation of the derelict property
from a news television station
had been tasked with following up the awful event
for a prime time news segment!
Silhouetted behind her was the derelict structure
the camera zoomed in exposing it
as the lone figure could be seen to be petrified
smiling as only a professional can
talking with faltered steps drew closer to the abyss
wishing this task she could miss!
One other with her a cameraman their satellite truck
was parked some distance away
cost cutting meant no engineer was not standing by
the paranormal team were late
so under instruction proceeded into the blackness
surely this was madness!
The only light provided by the camera’s bright beam
followed their journey down
dust filled the air soon they entered the very room
where it was alleged the girl died
several doorless entrances seemed like an eerie void
or had it made them paranoid?
Broken masonry and glass crunched under their feet
as they shuffled around the room
first a deep moan is picked up on the mike they hear
terror is clearly etched on her face
as the camera picks out a shape but on another sweep
nothing there composure hard to keep!
As a voice is heard the reporter smiles calls to somebody
telling the audience of the late arrival
but before this person can make it down to give support
there is a long growl and the girl stares
directly at the camera letting out a scream the feed lost
as the cameraman she did accost!
He went on filming as she then pushed by falling down
hitting her head with bleeding wound
lay mumbling with eyes open wide and dribbling
as if possessed the paranormal member
came and helped get her outside to their parked van
sorry he was late not the plan!
Shaking out of breath the camera operator rewound
the video tape to the frame
where the newscaster freaked ending up collapsed
shocked to see in a wall mirror
a devil figure glaring back horns and flaming eyes
staring the image him did mesmerize!
Never felt so unclean or fear for himself and colleague
with whom also was in a relationship
leaving the investigator to look after Julie drove away
at speed to get to the medical center
with the uncomfortable sensation the evil had come to
a coldness within the van grew!
The Foureyed Poet.