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The beast of Hidden Moon


A hidden moon sails above the darkened cloud
Confidant, arrogant and so hauntingly proud.
A stirring mass crawl’s the darkly naked trees.
A chilled malevolence creeps amongst the breeze.
A cracking twig races the heart, suddenly skips a beat,
You spin around wondering of the horrors yet to meet.
You scan the woods for signs; you train your searching ear,
All the time your heart races, thumps, increasing latent fear.
A distant howl vibrates, stirs the gathering mist,
Nocturnal sounds grate the nerves, hard to resist.
It grows louder, the clawing bushes rustle and shake,
You step away from the trees a decision to make.
Flee or stand, face the terrible entity of fear,
The noise increasing, what horror will soon appear?
You taste the bitter bile as your hands wildly tremble,
The shape grows into something your thoughts resemble 
A terrible cry escapes your lips and fills the darkened night,
As neighbours pour out of doors to check the haunting sight.
A beast bounds from the woods and knocks you to the ground,
Only then do you realise, it’s your loyal and loving hound.


S.de Burca.......© 6th May 2013

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 7/7/2013 11:21:00 AM
Belated congratulation my friend on your win. It's really nice penned in extra ordinary way. Loved always, bl
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 7/9/2013 1:49:00 PM
Thank you kind sir for reading and good wishes.
Date: 6/10/2013 2:09:00 PM
congrats in Roy's contest............. SKAT
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 6/14/2013 1:46:00 PM
Hi thank you for the good wishes.
Date: 6/6/2013 7:13:00 PM
Excellent story with a fun ending Thanks for stopping by my page. You brightened my day a lot.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 6/7/2013 3:55:00 PM
I enjoyed reading your poems. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my poem.
Date: 5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hi and thank you for taking the time to comment and read.
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Date: 5/22/2013 6:15:00 PM
what a poem it has everything suspense mystery and fear illogical fear I was enthralled by it lovely pen
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 6/2/2013 8:05:00 AM
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Sorry about the misplaced reply below. I don't know what happened there to cause it to appear under your original comment.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 5/25/2013 4:01:00 PM
Thanks Linda for taking the time to read and comment.
Date: 5/19/2013 8:52:00 PM
Ohhhhh on pins and needles then a belly laugh...thanks.....I needed that before I went to sleep....and thank you for your very nice comments...
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 5/21/2013 7:00:00 PM
Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 5/20/2013 8:41:00 AM
Hi, thanks again for reading and commenting on another of my poems. I appreciate it. :)
Date: 5/18/2013 10:42:00 AM
Tremendous story poem! Loved it! Welcome to PoetrySoup. Click on peoples names and leave comments... It gives them an easy way to find your poems, by then clicking on your name... It's always good to start with the 'soup social' 'who is online'. Good hunting.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 5/19/2013 2:11:00 PM
Hi, glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to read it and leave a comment. Its greatly appreciated.
Date: 5/17/2013 3:59:00 PM
It is an enchanting myth... I was totally gripped by the lines... You have woven it in a truly clever way!! Excellent!
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 5/19/2013 2:09:00 PM
Hi and thank you for reading my poem and leaving a nice comment.
Date: 5/13/2013 3:26:00 PM
Well written. Very much enjoyed this poem. Well done.
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 5/13/2013 5:52:00 PM
Hi and thank you for reading my poem and taking the time to comment.
Date: 5/10/2013 6:00:00 PM
Thank God for the end of the story. So captivating, I was taken in! Beautiful and vibrant! Thank you!
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 5/13/2013 5:51:00 PM
Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.
Date: 5/10/2013 9:14:00 AM
wow..an amzing poem ...very good story here
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Seosamh De Burca
Date: 5/10/2013 4:19:00 PM
Thanks Jim for reading and leaving a nice comment.