Ale House!

Sure the reason the door was warped

had to be the aged wood

eighteen forties building material

altered from a corner shop

into another working man’s ale house

he lived here with his spouse.

 

The new landlord of this establishment

in urgent need of an upgrade

solidly built thought it had potential

constructed of stern stuff

on entering had an uneasy sensation

certain just imagination!

 

But when his  pet and guard dog faltered

at the entrance to a room

where the wooden frame was warped

sitting rigid and whimpering

it made him more aware of the ambience

then the problem not immense!

 

He often saw the dog sitting there alone

but one day his wife asked

to look inside the room needing storage

reluctantly opened the door

she was not bothered about going inside

to her no fear to hide!

 

True  was empty dusty with a damp odour

but ideal for the purpose

one day heard a noise the door half-open

was brave and glanced in

just as a glass vase flipped off a small chair

giving him a big  scare!

 

Like the dog kept his distance from the area

until he noticed after closing

preparing to take the dog for his nightly walk

he was nowhere to be found

until his wife frantically came to him worried

to that room both scurried!

 

Shaking said their dog was distressed inside

upon their arrival outside

sure enough heard the barking and howling

the door completely shut

no idea how this could become sealed tight

or the dog inside full of fright!

 

It should have made an almighty loud bang

but nothing was heard

and why would a scared animal venture in

not easy breaking solid wood

the dog ran passed never settling again

the couple could not remain!

 

Whatever it was concerned them no more!

 

The Foureyed Poet.

The Car!

After such a long time he had grown so close

to his reliable elderly car.

His wife nagged him to get a brand new model

no point being defiant.

Much easier to simply comply and agree

that weekend went to see.

 

From their first step onto the forecourt it began

as a salesman dived in.

Not giving them a chance to browse themselves

guiding them to a new model.

As his wife was engrossed in the smooth patter

he quietly left them to chatter.

 

And wandered over to the large used car section

where he was able to browse.

Taking time to peruse the wide choice of motors

where he came upon the car!

Fitting his criteria ticking every box on his want list

this motor could not resist.

 

All was going very well until the wife approached

hands grasping shiny brochures.

His face started to twitch a clear sign of a row

which he got with a vengeance.

His spouse wanted the new untouched motor

not one owned and used before!

 

Both determined the row continued for some hours

the staff kept well clear.

At last both agreeing this was a sensible upgrade

and the deal was sealed.

Eventually they drove their purchase off the lot

happy at what they had got.

 

But their excitement really did not last very long

even on the way home.

Both thought they had heard a faint whimpering

and a dull banging sound!

Ignoring these incidents as being of natural origin

the nightmare would soon begin.

 

Back home as the car was parked and they got out

the engine started on its own.

Even with the key held within the husband’s hand

it then switched off!

Concerned there must be a fault to be found

asked the garage to come around.

 

Being late could not come until the following day

so unable to do any more.

Disappointed settled down for a quiet night

but at one am the engine started!

He reluctantly went to investigate as it was late

lights blaring no time to debate.

 

The car door opened intrigued he got to close

and was pulled inside.

The door slammed shut and then it drove off

driven by something unseen!

Holding on tightly to the steering the wheel

it seemed so unreal!

 

The car was driving itself he was just a passenger

glancing in the rear view mirror.

Was sure somebody was sitting in the back seat

into country roads it careered.

Then swerving across a newly ploughed field

the car eventually did yield!

 

Sirens he now could hear and blue flashing lights

the door suddenly burst open.

Ahead a man was standing but then disappeared

at the place he saw raised earth!

In the headlight beam he  knew it was a grave site

as the shock began to bite!

 

The police were soon surrounding him after the chase

assuming he was a dangerous driver.

At first with no idea this was a new murder scene

in an awful state he was quizzed.

He had no explanation of what had taken place

this was a strange case!

 

There was a body of a middle-aged man buried there

the last car owner was arrested.

Later charged with the murder of a business associate

how he was caught withheld!

The car was kept for evidence so had to get a new one

the wife had in the end won!

 

He was not charged but life was never the same again.

 

The Foureyed Poet.

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