Under The Moon of The Midnight Crescent

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Pain banished from the present, All by the knight under the moon of the midnight crescent.

Hopelessness blocks the road to the future.

Despair shadows over the past.

Pain ravages at the present under the moon of the midnight crescent.

The shutters of each home vaguely closed, from which the screams of torture arose.

So many souls torn by tooth and claw.

The merciless reaper come to harvest them all.

Blood curdling howls chasing through the swamp this night, breaking bones brittled by fright.

Silver sword unsheathed in hand, facing the demons, but only one man.

Werewolves prance just out of sight, one and all to test this brave knight.

Feet planted in determination, he swore an oath to a sacred nation.

To those before him, he owes his life.

A revenge much sharper than a double-edged knife.

Veins coursing with unfazed courage, upon these devils, he unleashes his rage of all loved ones so brutally slain.

Upon hallowed ground they dare not proceed.

For upon hallowed ground stands the only proof they need to say that boldness still exists under the moon of the midnight crescent.

In the eyes of the enemy, silver flashes powerful and true, bringing death long over due.

Into the fiery blackness of hell, The bloody cages rapidly swell.

Bursting with all those damned by the sword of the brave knight who kept his word.

Bringing back hope of the future.

Burning despair left in the past.

Pain banished from the present.

All by the knight under the moon of the midnight crescent.

Submitted: August 24, 2014

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That's so awesome! Personally, I love writing poems and your work is so inspiring!

Fri, October 24th, 2014 3:03am


Thank you so much!! :):) It is so amazing to know that someone enjoys reading what I've wrote!

Thu, October 23rd, 2014 8:12pm

Trystan Cadwell

That was really great! It had a haunting feel to it and that made me think of the halloween which is right around the corner :) good job !

Fri, October 24th, 2014 10:42pm


Thanks for reading!!

Fri, October 24th, 2014 3:49pm


Great piece of writing. I can definitely see this as a short story, too. I love thrillers!

Fri, October 24th, 2014 11:04pm


Thank you. And yes. In a way, it is a short story. Majorly short.

Fri, October 24th, 2014 4:20pm

Toriel Wolf

it's been a long time since ive read a good poem and this was great indeed, never have i seen anyone mix werewolves a and knights of the old days in a poem and i just love it. and if you like any of my works or have any questions please do as away but please keep up the good work on these poems you have got great talent so keep your craft strong.

Sun, October 26th, 2014 3:15am


Thank you for reading and commenting. And maybe, just maybe, it not having been seen before makes it unique? I never spend much time on a poem. If I do, the thoughts stray and I'm never able to recollect them. This was written on the spur of the moment. Knowing people enjoy it means so much.

Sat, October 25th, 2014 8:20pm


"Breaking bones brittled by fright."
WOW! That's some powerful stuff there. I dare say that you seem a better wordsmith than I. Not sure I could come up with imagery like that.

Needless to say, I liked this poem. The concept of a knight facing off against werewolves is a great idea. Ever thing of turning it into a short story or even a novel?

Keep it up.

Mon, October 27th, 2014 9:33pm


The thought has crossed my mind a number of times. I'm not quite 'book writing material' though. I try my best to vividly describe the little bit I do write. I thank you for reading!!

Mon, October 27th, 2014 2:54pm

The Night

I'd give you a standing ovation if you read this to an audience, even if I stood alone (which I doubt I'd be alone on that). There was nothing to dislike in my opinion, just like everyone so far has said, this is excellent! Would you mind if I shared this piece with a few friends?

Tue, October 28th, 2014 8:50am


No, I wouldn't mind. Thank you for such a comment. And thank you for reading my work.

Tue, October 28th, 2014 3:23am

D Dawes

Beautifully written and composed. I really enjoyed this read and the way you led the reader in. Thanks for sharing your poem, thoughts and emotions.

Tue, October 28th, 2014 9:50pm


Thank you. Thank you also for reading.

Tue, October 28th, 2014 3:38pm


This obviously means a lot and you worked very hard! It's a very good poem and I will look forward to more!

Thu, November 6th, 2014 1:03am


Thank you so much! ????????

Wed, November 5th, 2014 5:38pm


I didn't connect with this poem as much because I couldn't relate anything personal to it, that being said it is still beautiful in it's own right and wonderfully written.

Fri, November 7th, 2014 4:16am


Thank you.

Thu, November 6th, 2014 8:18pm


What an Awesome poem!!!!! I haven't read a poem that flows as smoothly as this in ages!! And it's horror theme completely draws the reader in!!! Well done!! :)

Sun, January 18th, 2015 4:58am


THANKS!!! :):):)

Mon, January 19th, 2015 3:36pm


you painted a vivid picture in my head...vivid... and heroic

Wed, January 13th, 2016 5:42pm


I love it

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