From the outside looking sparkling revitalised
hotel newly renovated after a fire.
Destroyed it inside empty for twenty-five years
home to drug users and vagrants!
A long history of violence dogged with grief
an enigma cursed was the belief!
Murders unexplained disappearances reported
stories that enthralled the public.
No doubt some magnified to increase interest
this changed as building work began!
Slowing down progress and pressing deadline
a falling wall broke a workers spine!
Human bones were found under the basement floor
and at the bottom of the lift shaft!
Some swore they were pushed down the stairs
yet nobody was ever seen there.
Work crews refused to enter making publicity bad
making the owners very mad!
Most of the incidents were never told to the public
until the grand opening day!
Locals knew of its jaded and frightening past
the media mixed in with guests.
Filling the large impressive restaurant and bar
the unseen would be the star!
As the opening was going well guests having fun
the mayor had re-opened the hotel.
First sign of trouble as balloons fell unprompted
from the ceiling it went dark.
Alarms sounded that indicating there was a fire
the situation seemed dire!
An evacuation plan was immediately put into action
removing the many gathered inside.
Furniture and crockery began to be flung all about
flames and smoke could be smelt!
Most got out before the fire doors slammed tight
the new owners a terminal plight!
This time it burnt to the ground and collapsed
no way to rise up again.
The site was levelled turned into a memorial
to those lost over the years.
Nothing would grow the birds would never sing
only misery did the building bring!
Even to this day if anybody went to near the plot
the evil can be sensed the ground still hot!
The Foureyed Poet.