The prison was being closed down now obsolete
opened for one hundred and fifty years
a new private facility had been opened nearby
extra prison officers were drafted in
with over two hundred prisoners to transfer
hoping no problems would occur!
Starting at first light the operation got underway
as the transport rolled into the yard
the prisoners were ready very eager to leave
guards from the new facility
were assisting those from the retiring prison
where many secrets until now hidden!
A strange orderly exit was completed within a day
but on roll call several were missing
a search had to be made in the empty building
nobody would give any reasons
for those unaccounted souls as the search began
in their hands the prison plan!
Few officers from this prison volunteered to return
left mainly to those from the new
to venture into the ageing depths to find the missing
splitting into groups of three
each led by somebody who knew the prisons layout
each uncertain and full of doubt!
Entering the C wing cell doors were banging loudly
and movement in the cells ahead
expecting to find one of those they seeked inside
but nothing stirred except dust
then a sound if somebody was running their way
on looking nothing could they survey!
An older guard said an inmate had been murdered
in the dank cell then tossed over the rail
walking on more nervous than they were before
headed down to the lower levels
to the isolation block with no lights and very small
where nobody could hear you call!
Thoroughly searching the cramped eerie cold place
nobody visibly was to be found
but one or two were certain they heard voices there
glad to leave back to ground level
in the mess hall it felt as though others were near
footsteps approaching crystal clear!
Each group were here so had no explanation for sounds
unable to locate the missing prisoners
it was decided to leave and recheck registers to see
if it was simply a clerical error
everyone glad to be out of the repressive environment
that to them was maleficent!
Even the hardened experienced prison officers had found
their last visit an unexpected scare
it was found the number missing men was correct
they were never found or seen again
paranormal investigators are regular visitors inside today
none of them from the team would stray!
Within the prison the phenomenon increased!
The Foureyed Poet.