Within the closed down prison she stood
watching the noose swing
upon the gallows where many had hanged
felt constriction around her neck
also hearing the wooden boards creaking
found herself shrieking!
Other members of the paranormal team
came running to her rescue
it was early evening they had just entered
just trying to settle in
certain someone was dangling on the rope
overwhelmed hard to cope!
This experience was only the beginning
the atmosphere was tense
she could not forget that strangulation
sensation gasping to breath
no matter where she went could hear
the taut rope so near!
A historic prison where many died in pain
and desperation upon the gallows
preserved as a museum still seemed alive
retaining that hopeless feel
as the night proceeded made her petrified
as if an entity was inside!
The other group members could also sense to
they were not alone here
movement in the pitch black shuffling close by
deep coldness made them shudder
unable to bear her increasing emotions got out
in turmoil and doubt!
Near their truck stared mesmerized at the gallows
the urge to climb the steps
a one way walk for those condemned for execution
the hangman eagerly waiting
that image she could see as if it was a real event
compelled to take the final ascent!
Until two friends and members again held her back
awakening her from the trance
realised something was active had she been possessed
by a prisoner who had met his maker
on preserved gallows centuries past and never left
leaving the girl shaken and bereft!
She had to leave the experience changed her forever!
The Foureyed Poet.
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