Moons call...A werewolf poem

The beat of my heart fills my ears

as the glowing moon seems to leer

The stars shine an audience bright

As I try to out race the moon filled night

My skin burning yet still I run

Forever looking for the safety of the sun

A cry escapes my lips as I scream

The agony proving it is no dream



My skin splits apart

As the beast claims my heart


Fur and blood fly

A howl replacing my terrified cry


The beat of my heart pounds in my ears

As the beast consumes my tears


The trees move by at incredible speed

As I am filled with bloody need

My true self lost in the thrill

As I hunt consumed with this desire to kill


Bathed in the moons glow

Through the ancient woods I flow


Alive for the first time truly

A predator lethal and deadly


Unable to ignore the enticing sound

Of the animals frantic heart pound


Trapped, held by the claws of my feet

 As I feed on the raw bloody meat


No longer fearful of the dark around me

Hearing the nights call full of surreal beauty


I am one with all

As my howl echoes out answering the moons call


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thisismylife9123 6 years ago from Salt lake city, UT

This is a very deep observation. You are not what people see on the outside and you wait for the moon to rise when you can become the person you really are. Be it werewolf or alter ego, Bravissima, amore.

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Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

Yes. This rocks. I've never read a werewolf poem before. It was about bloody time I did. Up and awesome here.

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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

You write Ghoul so well,enjoyed much.Thank you.

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

Thisismylife, I am so glad that you found this enjoyable, the concept of another reality always hiding under the skin is fascinating to me, Thank you so much for taking the time to read and to leave such a wonderful comment

Doug Turner,

I am really glad that you liked it!, Found myself drowning in vampires and had to do something to shake it up a bit, Thanks heaps for the vote up I am thrilled that you liked it !

Always exploring, I cant seem to stay away from the darker side of writing, So its a real pleasure to have others enjoy the darker side of my writing, Thank you!!

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epigramman 6 years ago

...well you have created a poetic horror niche all of your own in which I am proud to say - and you have inspired the ep-man to invent a new vampire piece - so thanks to you for your divine inspiration - and yes I should come up with a werewolf theme of my own!!!!

By the way my favorite werewolf song - Werewolves Of London by the late great Warren Zevon!!!!

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

Just seeing that you have commented again brings a smile to my face, and then I read your wonderfully kind words and I am blown away.

I write what I love, which is paranormal/horror, To simply have it read is a thrill but to know that it may have inspired a poet such as yourself is a compliment I will always treasure.

Will check out the song and keep my eye out for your take on the werewolf theme!

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Setharion 6 years ago from Australia

I really like this one. The beginning of the new life would be scary as all hell the terror of unknowing, like you said though instinct would take charge. 10/10 for grabbing the moment as your own.

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DaisyChain 6 years ago from France

I like your poem. I live in Limousin and the area is rich in were wolf stories and legends. I wrote a Hub about it as alter ego Les Trois Chenes and your were wolf and vampire stories will make great links.

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

Daisychain, I am really glad that you liked this, and will have to wander over and check out your hubs, they sound great, thanks for the link up!

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ichtusify 6 years ago from Bukidnon, Philippines

> gothic poetry at work, more more..

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

I am so glad that you like, I will endeavor to post more soon :), I love an eager reader

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Non-Linear Lines 6 years ago from Alberta, Canada

Wow! I love the transition from fear to power, and how the initial reluctance to transform isn't simply replaced with acceptance but with a whole-hearted embrace. This was great!

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nighthag 6 years ago from Australia Author

I am so glad that you enjoyed this, It was a lot of fun to write, werewolves are new to my poetry so I am really thrilled that you liked it! Thanks so much

wolfgirl101 4 years ago

Be careful what you write because you never know the power of these words.... never judge a man until you've walked two moons in his moccasins

wolfgirl101 4 years ago

This poem is really true but for some of us out there... its real

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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author


The wonder of lore and legend is that it often makes me wonder what bit of fact started the myths, to me the idea of it all being true would be a bit of a scary wish come true, but until I know for sure I must write from how how I feel the struggle of such a life would be,

I do hope that you enjoyed this poems,

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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

nothing like a full moon :)

glad you enjoyed this...

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