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INTO THE NIGHT

Phil Roberts 1957 (Melbourne)



Obscene terrors go out into the night
Travellers, Babadook, and Manticore,
Living mainly to torment humanity
Building up a massive score:

A score of those brought down running
By the creatures of the darkened night,
Hunted, chased, and loudly torn apart
Others, more lucky, simply dying of fright.

Into the night run nameless atrocities
Abominations from red desert sands,
Crocodilians, and giant arachnids
Come out solely to feast on humans.

Animals too weird to even describe
Flopping, flapping after living prey,
Men and women are their bill of fare
Seeking them out till break of day.

Predators of all sizes and shapes
Imps, goblins, gremlins all take part,
In a manhunt that has been eternal
It has no end, and it had no start.

Mammoth monsters chasing people
Unimaginable horrors from down in time,
Massive fiends from a darker era
Designed to drive you out of your mind.

Into the night run awful beings
Determined to kill you at first sight,
Life forms straight from Dante's Hell
Running, lunging, killing after twilight.

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

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Obscene terrors go out into the night Travellers, Babadook, and Manticore, Living mainly to torment humanity Building up a massive score:

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