Treasure Island

Peter Madden

(23/3/72 / Manchester)

Curse Of The Werewolf


I look into the mirror,
gaunt drawn eyes stare back at me,
tired and rough but still human,
my reflection belying the feelings within,
feelings crawling and scratching inside me,
struggling to be freed...




im me now, well at least to some degree,
in control of myself once more,
my body is my own and i walk upon two feet,
a shower and a shave and strong coffee,
and i almost feel human again,
subduing the beast into the darkest corners of my mind,
for now...





its over...
i can sleep easy for another month,
as easy as i can with the thoughts in my head,
the night time terrors that wrack pain and guilt upon me,
fractured memories of the atrocities i have commited,
when the beast was loosened upon this unbelieving world...





many a night it has been worse,
ive woken in strange unforgiving places,
my body covered in filth and bile and other things,
things which belong inside others,
things that i shouldn't waken with the taste of in my mouth,
terrible things...





so i have to know,
is it animal or beast that i become,
when the moons light burns away my reason,
can its nature its hunger its rage be apart of me,
just another form of the beast within us all,
or is it seperate, a parasite consuming my life...





for if it is seperate from me then maybe i can escape it,
flee from the madness of what i have become,
and purge myself of this thing that crawls inside,
the demon thats eating my soul piece by peice,
beacause if i cannot escape its hunger,
then the beast will once again be free............

Submitted: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 20, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Curse Of The Werewolf by Peter Madden )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Caught In the Crossfire, David Clinch
  2. Lonnie Donegan Stood, David Clinch
  3. The Survivor, Annalee Hopkins Somerville
  4. Who Are You, Tone Lyriker
  5. Rossette, Naveed Khalid
  6. tell sadness to catch the next bus, Mandolyn ...
  7. You and I, David Clinch
  8. The Beggar, David Clinch
  9. Just Wait, Alyssa Alexander
  10. Miep - A Woman of Courage, David Clinch

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Identity, Cyrus Diaz
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. 1861, Walt Whitman
  9. Alone, Maya Angelou
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]