It was Halloween night …
The lady they called
The Angel sat in the dark woods.
A chill in the air
Made her shudder …
As she looked up at the stars,
She heard the howl in the wind.
It seemed distant,
But when she returned her gaze before her,
She saw a man she did not recognize.
He was a tall handsome man.
His enchanting dark eyes gazed deeply into hers.
He seemed to be pondering something.
A shiver ran up her spine
His grey hand reached for her …
She hesitated but gave him her hand …
“Oh, beautiful lady, won’t you come with me?”.
His voice echoed through her mind.
He spoke so eloquently, his voice gentle.
Pensively, She slowly answered him,
“Yes, I will go with you.”
… At that moment, he grabbed tightly hold of her …
Frightened, She stammered, “Please let me go!”
… He did not respond to her plea,
She felt herself faint …
She awoke in a dark room.
Now, a different man stood before her, her husband.
- It had all been so long since last she saw him -
Appearing out of thin air with a mist around him,
He spoke, “How are you, My Angel?”.
“Where am I?”, She said.
He came closer to her,
And sat down beside her.
She now could see that he was quite pale.
Not just grey,
But almost translucent …
The room turned cold,
Yet she saw the fire burning in the hearth.
The light from the flame
Cast an eerie glow,
But did not illuminate the room …
“Why, Angel, you are … home.”
She pondered the word …
“Was this … home?”
Then a couple entered the room.
They lit the sconces on the wall.
They spoke amongst themselves,
As if they were the only ones
Present in the room …
She heard a familiar man’s voice say,
“I found her in the woods,
And tried to revive her,
But there was no hope for recovery.”
… Then the woman said …
“So untimely, she had so much to live for.”
The familiar one spoke again,
“She must have laid down to die at the spot where they first met
…She had slit her wrists …”
… Angel‘s face contorted, now in horror …,
At the realization …
Her beloved husband said,
“This is home to us,
Forever we shall be together,
From now until the end of time.”
“But where are we?!”, she pleaded.
“We are home …
Out of time …
And out of space,
And never shall we part again,
For I will never leave your side.”
Panicked, Angel gasped, “But we’re …”
Her last word was never heard …
As the last toll sounded
On her life …
“Who was she speaking to?
I wonder… Her poor face …
What was in her mind? …”
His thoughts trailed off
As a howl cried out through the night.
This would be The Angel’s last
All Hallows Eve …