Ted Sheridan


Lycanthropy May Be Storm Related - Look out Little Red Riding Hood


For the past five miserable nights
I have been without electricity
My eyes and senses have become
acute and well adjusted to the dark
I have had to hunt for food
like a wild and edacious animal
and thirst for water
as there was not a bite to eat
or a potable dropp to drink
in what remains of my
once beautiful and healthy home
Broken glass now sticks in my feet
as I pace the kitchen floor
The stench of spoiled condiments
lingers in the air while
crazed neighbors feed the dogs
Splintered tree limbs scrape
like chalk on the blackboard of my soul
My brain is fully saturated
by relentless wind and drenching rain
My blood changes types and color
from the tenebrous and horror filled twilight
of my storm filled life
A+ positive and blue to O- negative and red
I howl like a wolf.....
alone yet not afraid of the dark____

Submitted: Sunday, February 18, 2007
Edited: Thursday, January 20, 2011

Form:


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

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 (Lycanthropy May Be Storm Related - Look out Little Red Riding Hood by Ted Sheridan )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie Elysabeth Faslund (7/12/2007 7:20:00 PM)

    Tanith Lee would be proud of you! And Jack Nicholson. Lon Chaney...the whole group...come to howl their respects, welcome you into the pack. Alpha or subordinate? Superb rendition of reality, images of the storm, teaching those who read this, what the small and large nightmares are...to deal with and go on from there! Good and Best! xxElysabeth (Report) Reply

  • Rookie poetry lover (2/18/2007 11:58:00 AM)

    I have no clue what this was about? ? ? ? talk about things that are going on in todays world. (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Daffodils, William Wordsworth

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Greeting Cards, Sara Fielder
  2. The Lorry From The North, Tony Adah
  3. Father's Admonition, Tony Adah
  4. Those who lose, Luv Artem
  5. The Making of Me: Tune Me Up, Niealie Petit
  6. Show Your Love, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. Time Is Of Love, Naveed Akram
  8. The Wings Of Time, Noah Body
  9. Passing By The Pond, Tony Adah
  10. Ode to Now, David Whalen
[Hata Bildir]