He Awakened a Beast

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A man discovers a beast.

Submitted: June 02, 2012

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He awakened a beast.

He peered upon, in the mirror, brows creased.

“Couldn’t be me,” he thought, “The mirror, it’s wrong!”

But his illusions finally ceased, for they had endured too long.

 

He flung a gnarly claw at the reflection,

But in casting for blame, he hooked only deception,

For his weapon-like digit, pointedly wielded,

Aimed towards himself, and unto truth, he yielded.

 

He blinked at the face of a hairless ass,

A horrid countenance, but his own, alas.

His bulbous black-brown eyes shakily scanned,

His abhorrent figure, once long ago, a man.

 

Ribbed black horns sprouted from his skull,

Guarding the curious ears of a hare.

His hope waned to a negligible null,

As he grasped the reality of this nightmare.

 

A ridge of wiry brown hair climbed down his long, thick nape,

Which reaching his shoulders, exploded into a dense coat of coarse fur.

He howled at the sight of his abominable shape,

“Oh why, or how, could this torment occur!?”

 

From his breast to his heels, he remained humanoid,

Yet he bore glistening black claws from his fingers and toes.

Weeping now, his anguish grows,

And he mourns the death of himself, destroyed.

 

 


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