The hospital dated back to the Victorian era
now it looked shabby and grey
threatened many times with closing down
reduced to a minor injury unit
doors always locked soon after night fell
some thought a portal of hell!
Also notorious for the delivery of corpses
who had untimely deaths
in the eighteenth century there was a need
by surgeons bodies sought
prepared to pay cash without any question
by the so-called medical profession!
Certainly had an unwelcoming appearance
dark eerie long passages
to walk along lit spots never to go near
staff had rooms to avoid
where unexplained phenomena took place
and nobody wanted to retrace!
Patients were reluctant to go there or stay
being dark and oppressive
scared behind the curtains a monster hid
freezing made your skin crawl
a woman trapped one night found it true
all about this she knew!
Arrived just before dark shown to a cubicle
waited but nobody came
situated down a narrow corridor worried
when into darkness plunged
the curtain shook could feel it swish near
a touch and whisper did hear!
Got up quickly disadvantaged not able to see
who was there called out
no reply her eyes grew accustomed to the dark
pulling curtain right back
could see nobody touching the peeling wall
moved trying not to fall!
Just able to make out the shape of an exit door
tried hard not to panic
from behind a bang her heart missed a beat
as the amplified sound
vibrated through the air felt cold on her hand
as an object beside did land!
Losing her balance falling over a row of chairs
but staying on her feet
certain somebody was standing very close by
reaching for the handle
just as a streak of light passed by her head
from pale white to red!
Pushing the door ran through to afraid to look
now stood in the reception area
with nobody to be seen began hyperventilating
headed for the main exit
as another object thrown bounced on the floor
saw a mass towards her crawl!
The following day in natural light staff arrived
finding the woman sitting
against a glass panel mumbling her eyes wide
as if seeing some hideous sight
had to be restrained taken into psychiatric care
of her plight only too aware!
The Foureyed Poet.