The Beast Within - Heidi Cooper

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

With the full moon, the transformation begins...

Nails to skin

Bones cracking on their own

Uncontrollable anger welling up inside

Can’t help it

It’s just a part of me

As I am of it

Changes gnawing at me from the inside out

The moon is complete

And therefor, so is my transition

The still night beckoning to me with its silent claws

Forcing me against my will

Bringing the taste of blood to my lips

The thrill of the hunt has begun

The beast within

has become the beast without.

Submitted: August 17, 2013

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Shadow of Fire

It was different, but I liked it. I love the last two lines. " The beast with in has become the beast without" I don't know why but i didn't see that last line coming, Very creative. Much different from a lot of poems on here. Keep up the good work.

Sat, December 13th, 2014 5:24pm


Thanks, Shadow! Glad you liked it.

Sat, December 13th, 2014 4:27pm


Pretty cool for such a short piece. You really caught the spirit of the traditional werewolf transformation!

Sat, September 19th, 2015 4:40pm


Thanks Bob :-)

Sat, September 19th, 2015 11:44pm

C.G. Angermeier

it is such a wonderful poem that really describes the character.

Mon, May 1st, 2017 4:15am


Thanks so much, Cptcody. ????

Mon, May 1st, 2017 10:04am

H.L. Dowless

If you want a hard editorial critique, as a real editor would, I can give that. Your character is in need of more development in the poem, more focus on his feelings as they relate to and conjunct with his surrounding environment. In other words, when I take a bite, give me some meat, and let the blood just drip from my chin! Maybe that will help out a bit later on

Thu, June 1st, 2017 12:19pm


Thanks so much for your feedback :-)

Fri, June 2nd, 2017 5:29pm


Been there, done that, got the tee-shirt, Heidi!
Seriously great innard gnawing!!!

Fri, July 19th, 2019 7:40pm

simon arthur

I love the detail you went into.

Fri, October 18th, 2019 11:26pm


Thanks so much.

Sat, October 19th, 2019 5:21pm

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