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Culbertson Mansion: The Carriage House

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Culbertson Mansion: The Carriage House

When all the paying guests had gone,
I broke in there one Halloween.
I thought at first it was all fun,
Then realised just what I’d seen.

The noises, smells and awful sights
Had made my blood run cold with fear:
The mangled, tortured bodies dead,
But even worse was Webb’s cold leer.

He neared me, instruments in hand,
And told me what he planned to do:
Experiments to make me scream,
He’d even thought up something new.

I tried to run but couldn’t move,
So spat into the doctor’s face,
‘You’re dead, you have no power now.
‘Go back to Hell and leave this place.’

The victims’ bodies faded then,
I prayed and cried and shook with fright,
The knives and blood all vanished too,
And Harold Webb was gone from sight.

*Dr Harold Webb tortured people to death

23rd August, For Gail’s Halloween Night contest

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  1. Date: 8/23/2012 10:04:00 PM
    wow, you did a great one for this contest. probably one of the best I have seen for this contest, Jack. Clever you!! I hope it does really well in the contest.

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 11:54:00 AM
    What a perfect poem for Halloween my friend! I truly loved this fun write Jack! You sure did enlighten me with scary, fearful words meant to do just that! I really enjoyed this awesome poem this afternoon, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 11:43:00 AM
    eerie feel so beautifully crafted, jack... this is grreat stuff, including the goosebumps i got from reading your piece.. best wishes and huggs!:)

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Horrible dream or maybe nightmare..Good luck in the contest..Reads like a winner..Thanks for stopping by...Sara

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 8:57:00 AM
    Hey scary, you do enjoy it don't you ha ha.. thanks for your lovely comments. I have just noticed the date on you poem ITS MY BIRTHDAY , I had forgotten.. ah well I go back a year from now on even though it confuses my son, I am now younger than both of them xx

  1. Date: 8/23/2012 8:49:00 AM
    A really scary tale. Our imagination is a powerful tool, and you have used yours well.