The hikers were beginning to find it very tough
as the forest became more dense
some of them experienced others the first trip
some wished they had not come
trees were whispering and in unison moved
their presence was not approved!
They were tiring as the undergrowth thickened
now all the tracks were covered
not taking long to realise they were trapped
every way looked the same
underfoot was becoming boggy and deep
the ground becoming steep!
Sloping down to a foul-smelling putrid pond
with animal tracks going in
they were being directed right to its edge
branches started breaking
from the tops of huge trees it got closer
conditions getting grosser!
Bunching up at the edge the bank crumbling
a dark object swimming
around as if this was waiting for them to fall in
giving way with their weight
tipping a hiker into the water covered slime
consumed in her prime!
So rapid no sounds were heard just the blood
changing the colour red
the rest did manage to grab thick twines
jumping to firmer ground
scrambling amongst the thick vegetation
beasts intent on their damnation!
Each hiker succumbing to overwhelming odds
several broke free and ran
not caring about injuries at their skin ripping
on thorns and sharp branches
not a soul heard their dying or begging pleas
as the last died in the trees!
The forest kept its secrets no witnesses to tell!
where now do their bodies dwell!
‘ Warning! Enter At Your Own Peril!
The Foureyed Poet.