Thursday, January 1, 2015

perhaps they were not aware

                                                                                            Attribution: Oxana Maher
Image: House vacant (here)

The given words:
orange flame poltergeist butt icebergs

stabs of orange flames
shooting out from behind curtains
strangely not causing hurt
nor damage to the fabric

rattling noises from behind the door
strangely enough the bed-room
turned out to be empty
such were the antics

it went for cheap it could cost double
rentals spiraling reaching for the sky
no small wonder it was a cut-rate
they got a bargain they thought
perhaps they were not aware

common knowledge among the locals
it ran empty for quite some while
tenants aplenty but there were no takers

now they had to put up with it
there was a poltergeist having fun
butt of jokes before but they
now turned the tables
they made the tenants run
in circles feeling lost

the tenants genuinely were bewildered
one minute the room was cold
like an iceberg floating by
next minute they were unusually sweating
a heat-wave sneaking in from the kitchen
so they felt!

They had to live with it
Not for the faint-hearted!

For b-young's hosting at Red Wolf Poems # 34
the final call


  1. A creative response, Hank. Happy new year.

  2. I've lived in a spot that got super hot, no ghosts playing tricks though haha

  3. It sounds creepy to m, Hank.. That is as far as I am able to understand