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Lusting after human flesh
A man-like spirit roams,
Looking for a living vehicle
To take over as its home.

Spreading lascivious thoughts
Such as hunger for human meat,
It makes its vessel commit murder
So both rider and carrier can feast.

A giant humanoidal phantom
With a heart as cold as dry ice,
It can freeze a desert landscape
Red sand becomes like rice.

A sudden unseasonable chilling
Make red yellow desert sands,
Become frozen white and blue
As snow soon covers the land.

Ice flows create great havoc
Glaciers sweeping away towns,
Creating giant snowy mounts
That villagers plummet down.

A foul, noxious stench pervades
As the malevolent beings near,
Spreading deep latent terrors
Of everything anyone ever fears.

Cannibalistic urges dominant
The giant evil, spirit man,
As he possesses many innocents
As he stalks this now cursed land.

When he inhabits a hungry person
He makes savage lusts explode,
Into an insatiable passion
Which he cannot survive alone.

© Copyright 2021, Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

About this poem

I've avoided the mistake Stephen King made of describing The Wendigo as a Giant man with moose antlers. Original native American legends make no such reference.

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Written on September 19, 2021

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on October 17, 2021

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