Once the renovations had been completed
the owner was not sure
with a history of death and devil worship
took a long time gazing
from a derelict sanatorium to smart motel
sensed it would not turn out well!
Warned by a group who investigated the place
said they had psychic abilities
it was not a good place to stir up the spirits
ignored their advice proceeded
many builders had gone because they said
it had filled them with dread!
Entered through the front door to greet staff
there with his wife by reception
due to open in another week yet were aware
of the stories of hauntings
he was uneasy as some would not come in
for any interview to even begin!
As they stood talking a door shut behind them
nobody spoke their eyes met
assumed it was a builder in the small office
checking found nobody inside
knew they had to try and overcome their fear
from what maybe in here!
His wife stayed at reception with trepidation
he had to check the boiler room
while the two maids went to the upper floor
putting any ghostly thoughts aside
soon reaching the bottom of the narrow stairs
had the urge to say his prayers!
The light did not work thought he heard a sigh
in the blackness felt engulfed
fumbling to find a way back up was pushed hard
hitting the concrete step
pain and dizziness overcame him now crawling
heard his wife calling!
Who came running to his aid he could not move
as if being held by his legs
it became bright the light now it worked fine
shocked seeing him distressed
helping him out of his place of traumatic torment
that now left him to lament!
In the bedrooms neither maid had heard anything
preparing the beds for the guests
the young girl who was still at college was singing
when the closet door opened
she closed it and carried on but was open again
her composure was hard to maintain!
When the linen on her trolley flew in all directions
decided it was time to leave
the other maid heard her running past her room
but to busy cleaning bathroom
pleased the bath and sink were both gleaming
proud her face beaming!
Until she saw the girl behind her swung around
to find herself there alone
without hesitation was running screaming loudly
soon the four found themselves
stood outside holding each other now disturbed
at what they felt seen and heard!
None wanted to enter knowing they were not alone
they called the investigators
realising what they had told been them was true
even on a warm day it was cold
to allow any customer within needed their support
if evil they had to thwart!
The Foureyed Poet.