Stories have been told for many decades
that have increased in intensity
creating terror for those it has touched
instilling a dread none will forget
one incident happened on a Halloween
the fear could not be foreseen!
Around ten in the evening the dog barked
running about in a crazy manner
she was otherwise alone on this night
heard a faint tap on the front door
feeling uncertain walked down the hall
heard a child’s faint voice call!
There were no children living in the house
just herself with the agitated dog
her husband had left to work a night shift
through the frosted glass
two small silhouettes were visible there
of her own anxiety was aware!
The voice called again please may we come in
she thought it late for children
to be on their own replied what do you want
her hand shook opening the door
looked down saw two poorly dressed children
one about twelve the other under ten!
The barking continued as an unpleasant odour
made her feel suddenly nauseous
the older child stepped forward into clear view
illuminated by the hall light
making her move back strangely was afraid
their presence a threat conveyed!
Holding the door tightly so neither could enter
then they lifted their heads together
holding back a scream shocked at what she saw
their eyes were large and black
two pale skinned faces that seemed stretched
on them something inhuman etched!
Slammed the door and put on the safety change
added go away you cannot come in
what seemed like hours they stood on the porch
but eventually walked away
went to the bay window with its clear street view
they were nowhere insight terror grew!
Sat freezing on the carpet for the remaining night
a frightened pet huddled close and tight!
The Foureyed Poet.