Post by Graveyardbride on Oct 16, 2016 18:48:16 GMT -5
The Legend of the Laughing Skeleton
The real estate agent didn’t want to show the place
“The old farmhouse and barn are both a disgrace.”
“Since nobody has lived there since way back when
It isn’t going to be fit ever to be inhabited again.”
We insisted that we wanted to look at just the same
And then the agent’s reluctance we couldn’t blame
The fields and grounds were overgrown head high
To salvage the house and barns would be a hard try
But in the barn was an old tractor ready to ride
And the house was filled with furniture inside
A pile of unwashed dishes lay in the kitchen sink
Taken by surprise, we didn’t know what to think
So to the realtor we looked with shock and said,
“It looks like the family living here suddenly fled.”
He flushed, squirmed a bit and loosened up his tie
“I can explain, but you will doubtless say it’s a lie.”
The agent related how all of them were found dead
And that the farm had become a horrid place of dread
“Neighbors claim to see lights and hear a tractor roar.
But whenever I check, all is exactly as it was before.
Trying to sell this place is a major nuisance to me
So make any offer, no matter how small it may be.”
Then we made a lowball offer on the real estate deal
To get it at the price we offered would sure be a steal
The heirs didn’t even take a single day to think
But accepted the proposal just as quick as a wink
The next day, after the transaction was all closed out
We visited the farm with delight and a happy shout
Suddenly, from the old barn, we heard an engine roar
A laughing skeleton on a tractor crashed thru the door
“Ever since I saw you come here to look one day,
I knew that you would be coming back to stay.
Move right on in, as that will give me quite a thrill
For now I will have yet another family I can kill.”
We jumped into our car and took off up the drive
Reaching the town, we were very glad to be alive
Our frightening experience on that October morn
Is how the legend of the laughing skeleton was born.
Prepare to die!