Malevolent beings are hunting
On the fringes of an awful town,
Carnivores of every shape and size
Hoping to run their quarry down.

Malignant creatures are stalking
Prowling slowly through the streets,
Hoping to overpower and kill
Any living thing that they meet.

Lumbering killers are questing
Shrieking like the voice of death,
So innocents drown in their fears
Like drowning in the River Lethe.

Leviathans are lumbering about
Through the streets and alleyways,
Hunting out humans and animals
To feast until the break of day.

Squalling fills the dark night
As wing beats are filling the air,
Terror and mayhem abounding
Fear and loathing everywhere.

Malevolent beings are hunting
Throughout this loathsome place,
Monsters from primordial time?
Or horrors from out of space?

© Copyright 2022 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

About this poem

THIS POEM WAS WRITTEN: 11 & 17 August 2021, 28 April 2022, and 09 May 2022).

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Written on August 11, 2021

Submitted by philip0157 on June 04, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme Abxb axxx acxc xxxx xdad Aexe xxx
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 853
Words 153
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3

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