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The Eye Of The Beast

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The Eye Of The Beast

The cold hit me, it froze my soul 
The last gasp of air knocked from my body 
Down, down, down in some deep dark wet hole 
I was lost I was gone, there would be no more me. 

I opened my eyes and looked into known death 
The eye of a beast stared back. 
I knew that I was holding my breath 
Yet desperately trying to claw my way back. 

Its teeth the beast then did bare 
The jaws opened wide and it expelled 
The last meal devoured, how would I fare? 
The last of the air in my lungs I held. 

Bones and bodies of undigested food did surround 
My eyes open wide, fear did abound 
Was I to be the last meal of the beast? 
Was it on me that it was now going to feast? 

Prayers hurled through my jangled mind 
Thoughts of would any of my body they find 
My parents no funeral would they have for me 
As the meal of this beast I knew I was going to be. 

© GG 16/08/2103

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  1. Date: 8/25/2013 11:25:00 AM
    This is very intense Mandy, what did you have for diner last night? Hope your doing fine, soup me girl tell me how you are xxx

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 5:56:00 PM
    wow, powerful write, my friend - I expected a punchline, like it being a visit to your mother-in-law's house, LOL. Have a lovely week x

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:08:00 AM
    you take one (the reader) right there in to the depth, a true sign of wonderful story telling, another classic from you golden girl,,,

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 7:51:00 AM
    This is a very frightening write my friend, quite the scary write Mandy! I really enjoyed reading this positively magnificent poem this morning! You have presented a very well written poem, great rhymes and even a switch from a,b,a,b form to a,a,b,b form, done fluently! What a fantastic piece, such a brilliant verse, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 8/21/2013 7:46:00 AM
    Oh Mandy, dear sweet Mandy....where oh where did this powerful write come from. I felt draw to the mouth of the beast too....Jeepers...Let's run away! Hold my hand...I'll pull you out...and bop that ugly thing on the head. Hold on.....HUGS