In a Cave There Dwells

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

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A mysterious monster lives in a cave and stalks the countryside at night.

In a cave there dwells a beast,

Not far from here they say.

It hides in shadow until day has ceased,

And darkness has its way.

It roams the countryside at night,

Hunting hungry for its prey.

None dare challenge it with fight,

Its name? Who can say?

For none have lived to tell the tale,

When courage gave words to ask.

No brave souls have e're prevailed,

When challenged with the task.

They only know it sleeps down there,

In its cave when the sun hangs high.

Sharp-clawed, perhaps, and long of hair,

With blood-red hue in eye.

We can only guess and wonder,

At the full shape of its guise.

And until the beast is sundered,

Trade in tavern-tales and lies.


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Submitted: October 22, 2021

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L.E. Belle

Wonderful rhyming scheme. Keep up the great work!

Fri, October 22nd, 2021 11:41pm


A scary, poetic tale.

Tue, November 2nd, 2021 7:50am

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