Unnatural Death

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Dysfunctional Poetry

I watched the clouds drift over the moon last night and that was that.


Unnatural Death 


There’s a stillness in the night 

When you know 

something’s not right

In the campsite embers glow

And lovers spoon

There’s an old hoot owl 

Up in the tree

But even that wise old bird

can’t see

The dangers

when the clouds cover the moon


At first it was all okay

The campsite

was set up by day

With the radio belching out

A Skynyrd tune

It was just some summer fun

But if they’d known

No doubt

They would have run

From the chaos and carnage

When the clouds 

Cover the moon


Snapping branches

Startled them awake

But by then it was too late

There stood

the ferocious beast

Whose sole intent 

Was to mete out their doom

It looked to be

Half man and half bear 

All claws and teeth

To rip and tear

Any foolish flesh found

When the clouds

Cover the moon


The police didn’t find

The bodies right away

So they were there

For several days

But even the woodland creatures

Didn’t touch the bloody ruin

The sheriff ruled

The tragedy homicide

But no one ever testified 

Save for a mournful howl

When the clouds

Cover the moon 



21 July 2021


Submitted: July 21, 2021

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Great campfire read to scare the pants off anyone.

Thu, July 22nd, 2021 2:28pm


Thanks. I was just watching the moon and the clouds

Thu, July 22nd, 2021 10:12am

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