Wolf Moon

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By: Wayne Brown

A dim yellow silvery orb glowing in thin clouds lay

Calling forth the terror of the werewolf’s bay

Giving off its eerie glow into the chilling air of night

Striking fear in the faint of heart; hurrying their flight

 

The lunar pull, the tidal flow, the weight on souls of man

Releases the beast to find his prey and kill once again

A gruesome, hideously hairy ogre with teeth that rip and tear

Driven to rabid insanity on a night with full moon flair

 

A breaking twig, a halted breathe, each sound so frightening

Steps taken in haste to depart the terror the mooned sky brings

The labored breathing of something near lurking in prey

A deep overwhelming desire to run fast and get away

 

That eerie yellow orb taunting the beast into fits of rage

Unleashing the wrath of a man-wolf upon night’s stage

Teasing it to kill again; prodding it into the night

Sending it out on the hunt to kill in the wolf moon light

 

Those who dare to venture out see it written on the sky

A frightful full yellow orb cased in clouds gliding by

The hair rises on the nape of neck, a glance all about

A feeling of a nearing presence; a need to scream right out

 

That wolf moon is riding across cloudy black night deep

Turning man into wolf-beast and releasing it from the keep

To lurk there in the shadows awaiting a faint heart to stray

Down a darken path never again to see light of day

 

The wolf-moon; come it will; and then come once again

Bringing the terror of the beasts to the souls of men

Setting loose the dark and bloody beast in all of its rage

To kill until that moon is gone and the beast is in the cage

 

 

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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Oow! The werewolf is back! Didn't you said you will put yourself in cage when you turn into werewolf, Wayne? @.@

I love the rhyme! And again, the terror described very well. Great job, Sir. Vote up and awesome!


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

you have a touch of Steven King in you....I mean that in a weird, but good way.

lol

Again, awesome job!


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Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

You do seem to know a lot about wolf men. Tonight is the full moon, Wayne. Were-a-bouts do you live? I want to stay in my room tonight.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I am so scared to meet the werewolf. I hope I can sleep tonight after read your poem. This is good for Halloween night. Thank you very much. Rating up.

Prasetio


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Freya Cesare...Yes, I may have broke my chains...lock your doors and keep the lights on! LOL! Thanks for the read! WB

@CMerritt...Well, I have been compared to worse! LOL! I consider that quite a compliment. Thank you! WB

@Austinstar...I am supposed to be chained up in the shed out by the cabin but I could break loose...stay inside! WB

@prasetio30...Yes, read all of these again on Halloween night and relive the fright! Thanks for the good words and the rating! WB


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fundamentallife 6 years ago

I am not sure I'll sleep tonight!!

AJ..


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@fundamentallife...Sorry but glad it was that good! LOL! WB


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

The fright of night with the werewolf roaming - while listening to the music he could definitely sneak up on you.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Pamela99....Yes, there was a wolf moon hanging west of my house early this morning. My blood ran cold as I hurried out into the darkness to pickup the newspaper...next thing you know...a poem! WB


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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Wayne,

Your verse brought a particular terror into my soul with the description of the hideously hairy ogre. I was reminded of my ex wife.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Hi Wayne-You inspired me by your great poem and great music. I talked the family into going outside to see the beautifully glowing moon. Really impressive writing Wayne. Love this song and am so relaxed listening to it. Your a werewolf right? so you would know, is it a full moon tonite as we are all wondering over here?


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Tom Whitworth....Heck, Tom...where do you think my inspiration and creativity come from? LOL! WB

@Minnetonka Twin....WooHoo! Those are some might fine compliments and I sure do appreciate it. And yes...I was bitten at an early age! LOL! WB


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

I see you've ventured out again from your cabin cage in the woods. You need to make those chains and locks a might stronger:0) Yet the thirst for human blood can never keep a good wolf down and out. He will break any bonds that restrain him with ferocious strength and determination. I loved the music you added to this brilliant poem. Well done my friend. Keep them coming, most enjoyable.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@saddlerider1...So true Ken...the wolf is the rage hidden deep within us all which tears at the chains that bind and rages to get out and on to its destiny. Thanks for the good words, I do appreciate it! WB


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ladyjane1 6 years ago from Texas

wow you really have a knack for the wolf thing.Are you a wolf in sheeps clothing Wayne? Great job cheers.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@ladyjane1....Hey there lil red ridin' hood...LOL! Woooooooo! LOL! That's me...the wolf hidin' in the fleece! WB


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Ken R. Abell 6 years ago from ON THE ROAD

Great topic + great imagery = GREAT POEM. Thanks for a bit of Halloween a little early. Thumbs up.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Ken R. Abell...Thanks for that great formula Ken...I like the math! LOL! Hope it spices up Halloween a bit for you! WB


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

I am under my bed now and i am afraid to come out!


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Wonderfully scary stuff! I am fascinated by the fascination of us humans for such scary fantasies! Why do so many of us like to get that chill down the back? Interesting indeed!

Love and peace

Tony


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@breakfastpop...Come on out of there Poppy...its not Halloween yet! LOL! WB

@tonymac04...Yeah, I scare myself writing them...have to sleep with the light on! LOL! Thanks much! WB


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, I used to be terrified of werewolves! not that I met very many! ha ha but seriously, it was one of those things that get into your subconcious, and make it more scary than it is, I have no idea why! that was great, now I got to go to bed and look out the window at the moon! thanks for that! hee hee


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Nell Rose...glad I could help you calm your fears! LOL! Glad you enjoyed it! WB


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epigramman 6 years ago

....you are the quintessential story teller - and a very fine gentleman whom the ladies adore and want more - and the men look up to and respect!!!!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@epigramman...You, Sir...are the quintessential rhymer bring joy to so many. I wish I had your followers! LOL! Colin...You offer such good words. This is a great place to write and enjoy the companionship and the friendship of some wonderful people. That makes it worthwhile even if nothing else happens. Thanks for the support! WB


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

There were two full moons this month. The first was the "Harvest Moon" and the second the "Hunter's Moon" so I expect you've feasted well, Wayne Brown, haha! You're a wonderful storyteller, my dear friend! ~ Laura


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@lalesu...Ah but a simple man acting as the instrument of a higher mind which conjures up this mass of tales and pours them through my fingers on to the page. This was a classic werewolf month! Thanks for the good words Laura, I appreciate it! WB


NikiiLeeReyes 6 years ago

is lovin' the boldness right now!!!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@KikiiLeeReyes...Thanks much for the read and the good words! WB


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femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

I have an extreme dread and dislike of full moons. About two days before it's in full show and hanging bright in the sky, I start feeling sick, and stay feeling sick for the near entirety of it.

It brings fatigue, headaches, and a whole slew of other issues, so I'm always happy to see it say bye-bye, and I have freedom for the next three weeks.

SO! Seems like I'm not the only one suffering during full moon! But, thankfully, I don't drool, grow lots of hair in unseemly places and head out on moonlight hunts for rare red meat!

Great poem Wayne!!

Now I'm off to find The Cabin! :)


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@femmelflashpoint...Watch for the wiry hair springing up on back of the hands...usually the first sign! WB

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