The only respite from self-confinementThey lock the eight year old
In the safety of their home
They need to get to work
They will be back at four.
Alone but equiped with his imagination and toys
The child started playing around like other boys
His only respite from confinement was the washroom's window
Through which he sees the park that was abandoned long ago.
He then set his eyes upon the swing
Despite being vacant it was moving
The little boy shrieked
He hid under his bed
"I saw nothing. It's all in my head".
The boy couldn't just curl up and weep
He had seen something he couldn't believe
Looking at the park, standing on toilet seat
Now the swing set is swinging at full speed
He stood there, mesmerized by sheer terror
From behind came a hand from the mirror
The rotten hand had cuffed his neck
It is trying to strangle him to death
The boy struggled to ease the deadly grip
Turning on the tap, he poured water on it
The hand retreats without settling the score
The boy faints and lies on the washroom floor.
He lied there until his parents returned.
They tried the best to comfort their son.
His haunting experience was branded a fantasy
After singing lullabies , mom put him to sleep
"Mom has left, then why do I still hear the lullabies?"
The boy thought like this without opening his eyes.
With a hissing voice and putrid breath
"It is I!", the ghost replied.
He woke with a start and scoured the scene
There was no trace of the phantom to be seen
In the morning, after the protective shadows of his parents left
He leered through the window fixating his eyes at the swinging set
Seeing the swing dead with no moment
He tried to quit washroom and go to the living room
But the door was locked from the outside
Wouldn't open no matter how much he tried
Fear was sucking out the air from him.
He heard that someone is coming.
Parents have come to rescue their babe
This event kept repeating itself everyday.
Day one, he cried a ton.
Day two, no one to talk to.
Day three, drove him to insanity.
Day four, he couldn't live anymore.
The phantom of the park had spotted it's prey
The phantom has found a new game to play.