Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 10 of Halloween: Gothic Romance Poetry, "The Haunted Mansion"

 I decided to look at the old mansion near Honeycliffe that was up for sale
It had remained unoccupied for a couple of years
It was a beautiful building but looked quite desolate whilst boarded up
The mansion had belonged to an earl
He was a young man of twenty-five
He was married to popular and well-known socialite called Rebecca
She was apparently quite beautiful
And the life and soul of many a party
They had been married for two years
It was rumoured that Rebecca was having an affair with a local musician
When the earl heard about the rumours he went into a period of depression
He didn't want to believe the rumours
On one night he heard that his wife was with the musician at his home in the city
He flew into a rage and drove his Ferrari out of the garage
He was determined to confront his wife and the musician
The mansion was half an hour from the city
And the country roads were narrow and dangerous
He was driving too fast and the care left the road
It fell down into a ditch and smashed into some trees
The Ferrari was wrecked and the earl was close to death
A driver passed by the incident and noticed the smoke coming from the car
He pulled over and crawled down into the ditch
He found the earl trapped in the car
With his last breath he said, "Tell my wife I love her and I forgive her"
I hoped that the mansion would offer me a better life
I looked around the building and was most impressed
The mansion had several excellent bedrooms
And a splendid Dining Room
The grounds were undulating and expansive
I fell in love with the place
And I decided I wanted to buy the place
I got into my car and started to drive back to the city
Along the way I started to put my foot down
I felt a little out of control
Suddenly the car started to skid and left the road
The car smashed into a tree and I passed out
Five days later I woke up in hospital
My wife was at my side
I had been in a coma for five days since the accident
We decided not to buy the mansion
Too many bad memories were attached to the place
It remains boarded up and unoccupied
The spirits of the dead are free to wander through the empty rooms
Until some brave soul decides to try and set them free.

**See more pictures of real haunted houses and mansions at The Old Haunted House.
**Poem courtesy of Haunted House. 

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