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Jackal's Son

For years the witches have gathered
Practicing their satanic rites of insanity
How many people have they butchered
Secluded, in this forested den of iniquity

Open fields surrounding the plateau
Making it hard to approach undetected
The going will be arduous, and slow
Foolishly believing they are protected

The moon always seems to be full
A shadow my only friend this night
I step over the warning ring of skulls
Easing toward the campfires light

I see four hags have selected a child
They begin branding his pale white skin
Odor of burning flesh, senses defiled
As the boy screams, my legs weaken

Pulling my broadsword free of its sheath
Slipping quietly behind the four witches
Barely feeling the sharp bite of its teeth
A just reward for practicing their fetishes

Standing beside the child I view the brands
The number 666, adorns his petite frame
Could this be the boy spoken of in legends
Born of Jackal's, heir to Satan’s domain

Gazing into his eyes, lost in the darkness
Aware I’ve saved the stealer of souls
I will not be a part of this evil madness
Raising my sword, one more head must roll

Copyright © Anthony Nutter

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  1. Date: 7/29/2012 9:45:00 PM
    Hi Anthony,, i'm a little late congratulating all my sisters past contest. I'm enjoying all the DARK EERIE POETRY TALES. entries..*Looks like it was a fun CONTEST* Thank you for the entertainment :-) very eeeerie of you... take care~PD

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 2:47:00 PM
    Very eerie Anthony enjoyed your story, congrats on your super win hug vie

  1. Date: 7/27/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in ~SKAT~'s "Dark Eerie" contest Anthony. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 3:27:00 AM
    Knew you would do well on this one Anthony , congratulations xx

  1. Date: 7/25/2012 10:17:00 AM
    Anthony super congrats on your win, excellent write...David

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 5:42:00 AM
    wow a gothic horror tale, an excellent job of rhyme too one doesn't even notice it is rhymed you are very skilled at this! Light & Love and please enter a Limerick in my contest? A Children's Limerick starring an animal!

  1. Date: 11/19/2010 7:06:00 AM
    I want to push this anger in the voice ... I want to push it to an existential place of phenomenological beauty. Anthony, my friend ... do it again!

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 5:17:00 PM
    Wow another for the fav file keep them coming. MORE!!!

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 7:31:00 PM
    Wow scary stuff!! Thanks for your comment on my family meeting. I chnaged the ending alittle see if it makes a difference.

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 12:44:00 AM
    enjoyed this, wonderful imagery,Anthony a real scare thats for sure. Harry

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 1:37:00 PM
    Terrific piece Anthony, what a plot it would make for a film, excellent twist. What's Stephen Kings number, he would love this >> James

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 8:48:00 AM
    VERY intriguing and suspenseful story told in verse, Anthony!! Imagine taking on the witches only to realize you've saved Satan's spawn. A great read as Halloween approaches. You really have quite a way of building a storyline and keeping the reader on the edge of their seat. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/16/2010 4:36:00 PM
    Scary ....Sara

  1. Date: 10/16/2010 12:53:00 PM
    fighting evil..scary stuff!..Take care~Deb

  1. Date: 10/16/2010 11:08:00 AM
    love it...end to evil...perdition must pay