Skin walker...........

Bending slightly at the waist and to one side
he looks over the edge of the trail
Far..... far below he see's the lights
his eyes see without fail
He is the skinwalker

His eye's take on a glow in
this night of darkened skies
Which ever animal he becomes
seeing everything without surprise
Beware the skinwalker

Right now the coyote.and later to be
the raven
But they will never find him this night......
this worlds his haven
Fear the skinwalker

He will allow them only so close
just enough to temp the imagination
What was that shadow !....That noise?.....
He owns this Navajo nation......

You will never see the skinwalker.............
yet he roams the shadows of your mind

Comments 17 comments

Nellieanna profile image

Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Intriguing. . . .


archgirl1985 profile image

archgirl1985 4 years ago from Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

One word...Amazing!


teaches12345 profile image

teaches12345 4 years ago

OK, this is kind of scary to think about. It could only be your imagination, but may be not. Great hub post and an enjoyable read.


Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful! Love the animals of the wild. Lovely words.


ImKarn23 profile image

ImKarn23 4 years ago

Mmmmmmm...why did i find this to be sexy? lol


xstatic profile image

xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Nice poem, captures the mystery of that legendary creature. Tony Hillerman wrote a number of excellent novels (one titled Skinwalker) about Navaho country. This poem revives the mystery.


b. Malin profile image

b. Malin 4 years ago

What a Beautiful Poem "Ahorseback". I Loved that line, 'You will never see the Skinwalker...yet he roams the shadows of your Mind. Wow!


ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna Ever heard of them? The Navajo skinwalkers are only one Native American spirit ! I find it interesting and actually fun to write about.......Thank you.


Rosemay50 profile image

Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

An interesting if creepy read.


ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Archgirl, TWO WORDS , thank you!.....lol :-}


ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Teaches , actualy the skin walker is a part of many Native tribes. The rest is my imagination.Thanks for dropping in!


ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Gypsy rose , me too! So much has been written about nature ,animal life and so much can be yet ! Glad you enjoyed.


ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 4 years ago Author

IMKarn , You must be a skin walker too!....he he


ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Xstatic, YES ! One of favorite authors in fact the inspiration for this . I have read all of his books.......good connection!


ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 4 years ago Author

B.Malin , Thank you ! I think a skin walker story might be in order . Thank you for sharing this ....:-}


ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 4 years ago Author

Rosemay , Check out the Navajo skin walker. Thanks for sharing....:-}


raciniwa profile image

raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

wow...i haven't seen one...and you vividly describe it here...

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working