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From within a mouldering grave
Something monstrous climbs out
Intent upon wreaking chaos on
Humanity without any doubt.

Once living, then later dead
The thing is now not quite living,
Blaming the humans for its death
The creature is unforgiving.

Not quite a zombie or a ghoul
It remains something in between,
A foul abomination from Hell
More horrid than anything e'er seen.

An atrocity not quite living
Returned to hunt humanity down,
Determined to seek a foul revenge
By leading a rampage into town.

A rampage of monstrosities
That it leads against the human race,
The Whistler, The Passenger, the Piper
And Leviathans without a face.

All set out to do battle with Man
Hoping that soon humanity will end,
Within this doom-haunted night
An army like only Satan could send.

From within his mouldering grave
A putrid being slowly rises,
To lead battalion of living dead
Against the humans that he despises.

A massacre indeed takes place
Upon the town in the dead of night,
But too soon for the fiends content
His army is bested by a new day's light.

© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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From within a mouldering grave Something monstrous climbs out Intent upon wreaking chaos on Humanity without any doubt.

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Written on August 06, 2021

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on September 20, 2021

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Phil Roberts

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