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Phil Roberts 1957 (Melbourne)

Malignant terrors are stalking
Around a moonlight town,
Searching for the unwary
Before the moon goes down.

They sneak along dark alleys
Seeking out human prey,
To worry, harry, murder
Before the break of day.

Malevolent beasts come out
To quest throughout the night,
Hoping to catch late travellers
To eviscerate upon first sight.

Malignant terrors are stalking
As they hunt the silent streets,
Scouring the darkened ways
Devouring all they meet.

Slinking after midnight
While innocents are sleeping,
Fiends come out to hunt
Around the town, they're creeping.

Horrors come out to play
With living things they snatch,
Pursuing animals or people
To slaughter all they catch.

Malignant terrors are stalking
The guileless walking out late,
Unwary of death approaching
Unknowing their impending fate.

© Copyright 2022 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Malignant terrors are stalking Around a moonlight town, Searching for the unwary Before the moon goes down.

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Written on September 05, 2021

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on February 04, 2022

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Scheme Abxb xcxc xdxd Axxx daxa cexe Afaf xxx
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 876
Words 156
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3

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