Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

DEATH BRINGERS

Phil Roberts 1957 (Melbourne)



Death Bringers seeking quarry
In a village now lost to dread,
In a land once for the living
Now called the land of the dead.

Death Bringers exsanguinate
Sucking out the life-giving blood,
Till corpses fill the alleyways
And red streams flow like a flood.

Hunting through the streets by night
Death Bringers spreading disease,
Smiling grimly as innocents die
Unmoved by their frantic pleas.

With lethal beaks and scaly wings
And deadly talons instead of claws,
They run down any living being
Looking like ill-formed dinosaurs.

Death Bringers seeking quarry
In a village soon after darkfall,
Shrilling like the voice of death
Sounding like a werewolf's call.

Running faster than a cheetah
They can chase any victim down,
As they stalk the streets by night
In a darkened petrified town.

In a town now lost to terror
Death Bringers haunt the night,
Spread fear, death, and mayhem
Like some hideous newborn blight.

Winging loudly through the town
Terrified people hear them overhead,
Barricading their doors and windows
Knowing soon they might be dead.

THE END
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

About this poem

Death Bringers seeking quarry In a village now lost to dread,

Font size:
 

Written on October 02, 2021

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on October 06, 2021

55 sec read
1 View

Phil Roberts

I am 64 and loves cats, rock music, and horror fiction and poetry more…

All Phil Roberts poems | Phil Roberts Books

FAVORITE (3 fans)

Discuss this Phil Roberts poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "DEATH BRINGERS" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 2 Dec. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/111488/death-bringers>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    How many syllables an Iambic Pentameter line must have?
    • A. 12
    • B. 10
    • C. 20
    • D. 3

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »