WOLF'S CURSE

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By: Wayne Brown


I awakened from my sleep with an awful start


Filled with a fear from things worlds apart


The bed sheets wet from my bodily sweat


A nightmare dream becoming a reality yet




The strained twisting of a locked door’s knob


My heart pumping; my eardrums throb


The scratch of finger nails on window’s glass


The cry of the wolf-man at midnight’s pass




What evil lurks in the darkness beyond the light?


What hideous creature lies beyond my sight?


My beating heart trembles; my thoughts race


Imagination gone crazy; fear occupies my space




Can the wolf-man know that I lie awake in sweaty fear?


Hearing his breathy growing through the window near


Does it lust on thoughts of ripping out my bloody guts?


Or is he really not there; just my mind going slowly nuts?




The wiry hair begins to grow on the back of my hand


My neck stretches in pain going to wolf from man


Hideous ugly legs and feet; jaws and teeth of steel


The ugly monster occupies my soul desiring only to kill




There’s no stopping its emergence; the full moon calls


Soon it will ravage my body and break beyond these walls


Roaming the moonlit night bent on the scent of fear in man


Ripping, tearing, killing and scaring all about this land




As the sun rises, it will return to the darkness of my soul


Having spent its night of terror fulfilling its blood-starved role


Once again transformed to man; it hides back in my being


Away from the light, away from those looking yet not seeing




Oh to break this curse upon me; to stem the call of the moon


To kill this beast within my soul; to be free of it and soon


I must conjure courage to destroy myself; a step so very bold


I must kill this morbid beast which occupies my soul




My heart cries for mercy as I race to do my deed while brave


I run to the basin where I take my regular morning shave


Ripping open the straight razor and seeing the keen blade shine


I quickly rip it across my throat; see the gush of life’s red wine




As I lay dying upon the tiles of the basin’s cold floor


I smile in satisfaction as the wolf will come no more


A hideous deed I have done; the mindlessness of a loon?


No longer will that creature answer the call of a full moon



© Copyright WBrown2011. All Rights Reserved.


17 October 2011


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SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

Never mind the wolf-man ripping out my guts

Just ask him to stop scratching the window's pane with his nails...they're driving me insane :)


marellen 5 years ago

Okay, I have goose bumps now Wayne. You sacred me. Great job! You're amazing....


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Don Bobbitt 5 years ago from Ruskin Florida

Good Stuff, as usual, Wayne! Voted UP!


Lady_Tenaz 5 years ago

That was awesome!!! I loved it!!! I could envision it just as in a movie. GOOD JOB!!!


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snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

Gosh Wayne Brown I had no idea what was lurking under that white cowboy hat! Scary! snakeslane


Ghost32 5 years ago

Beautifully done, Wayne.

Too bad it didn't work. Real bummer when the realization dawns that Soul didn't get rid of a thing by cutting a mere physical body's throat. He'll be ba-ack!

(*Theme from Twilight Zone plays.*)

Voted Up and Across. The Funny is for "The wiry hair begins to grow on the back of my hand." See, I've got that going on Here and Now, and I'm no lycanthrope!

Or...am I?


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

woh...what an ending!

I wish and pray that no one has to see such a tragic end.

Beautifully expressed with all the highs and lows of emotions...voted up!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@SilentReed...That part does get on your nerves, huh! LOL! Thanks much! WB

@marellen...Since I am traveling next week, I thought I would get you in the Halloween spirit early! Boo! WB

@Don Bobbitt...Thanks Don, I appreciate the good words! WB

@Lady_Tenaz...Thank you! Glad you liked it! WB

@snakeslane...It's a mind drunk on insanity and addicted to imagination! LOL! WB

@Ghost32...Yeah, me too! But a straight razor ain't in my future! LOL! WB


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Ruchira...Halloween is a time when our evil imaginations can run wild and paint pictures of horror and those things of the dark we fear the most. Keep a silver bullet handy! WB


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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

haha...I sure will :)


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

wild wolfman, great poem it give me the creeps. Awesome & Up


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@writer20...Oh Yeah! We're getting into the Halloween season now! Thanks much! WB


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Yikes! My beating heart is trembling! Love the song, but the images there were scary too. Halloween is not my favorite holiday! Sleeping with the doors locked on the lights on!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Ode to Wayne the Wolfman:

He is so handsome - my Wolfman with the wiry hair,

I have given him my heart ... also, my liver ... my spleen ... and all my parts that I dare.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

Truckstop Sally....This is what happens when an active imagination gets out of its cell! Ha! Thanks, Amy. WB

@drbj...Careful, he'll rip your lungs out, Doc! LOL! You really should get more into the poetry scene! WB


femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

Wayne, I just KNEW there was good reason to not date hairy guys! (grin!)

Great Halloween thriller! Loved it!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

The Wolfman has been one of the most interesting horror tales of all, the transition of man to beast and back to man has always intrigued us all. The wolf is a very intelligent beast and I can see why he was chosen to be the predator as well as monster. I loved your rhythm with this one Wayne, your imagery was fantastic and I felt every word and saw the blood squirting all over the bathroom mirror,wall and floor. Rated Up and Awesome.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@femmelflashpoint...Now you know! LOL! Thanks. I will be on the move for the week coming into Halloween so I thought I would get in the game early. A bit of travel next week and not much writing time. Thanks much! WB

@saddlerider...Thanks, Ken. The real question is "did I get him?" Ha! WB

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