Their first house a small terraced property
two up and two down
how the young couples eyes brightly lit up
when the estate agent
happily told them their offer was accepted
this they had not unexpected.
Within three days had started the decorating
to make it their very own
not being expert at any of the structural work
an uncle was a builder
offered to do anything that needed to be done
thinking this an easy run!
Problems started while removing the fireplace
in the back downstairs room
as this was pulled out a skeleton was discovered
and work came to a halt
dust filled the air and the smell was very bad
ran outside to breath so glad.
Calling the police decided to wait until they came
not wanting to go back
when they arrived needed to be shown the spot
but nothing was there
no human remains were anywhere in the rubble
now there would be trouble!
Wasting police time was the curt warning given
after a fruitless search left
nothing was found feeling stupid went inside
shaken but ready to continue
only to find the bones were back in fire-place
but now with flesh on the face!
That moment of achievement had dissipated
deciding they had to go
unsure of what could be done at this minute
it was a bizarre situation
the authorities would not come here again
they all decided to remain!
Thier uncle grabbed an arm quickly recoiling
as a strange dark substance
covered his hand was absorbed by the skin
all the while flesh was growing
on the remains trying to help their uncle out
felt their sanity in doubt!
He became so heavy unable to hold anymore
falling his pallor turning grey
knowing he was dead themselves had to save
the lounge door slammed shut
before the two now weary and frantic got there
a noise the tension hard to bear!
Shouting out for help the door could not be opened
nobody came reluctantly turned
helpless both held hands as before them it stood
those human remains covered
in a slimy flesh now walking towards them upright
it seemed a terminal plight!
The young husband in desperation threw his wife
out of the glass filled window
cut and bruised saw him grabbed and disappear
crying realised he was gone
as the beast looked out she knew it was the start
with no choice but to depart!
But it was curiosity that overcame the fear to run
struggling to the broken window
stared inside the bodies of her husband and uncle
were shrivelled on the floor
nothing else could she see what had they unleashed
some new horrendous beast!
As the neighbours started to emerge at the disturbance
wondering what could happen next
the now widow had to get away from this awful scene
knowing the shocking truth
had to convince somebody of what danger was ahead
before she and many others were dead!
The Foureyed Poet.