Sunday, November 03, 2013

365 Poems in 365 Days: So What Is The Monster's Last Name?

Number 308 was conceived as a Hallowe'en poem. I've written pantuns about mermaids, vampires, zombies, ghosts and werewolves, so it seemed time for another monster one. This got, perhaps, a little more intense than expected.

I don’t know why the monster has no name
Now it doesn’t seem such a good idea
In the end it really is quite a shame
I never thought we’d have something to fear

Now it doesn’t seem such a good idea
Out of nothing we have created life
I never thought we’d have something to fear
I failed to cut it off with the knife

Out of nothing we have created life
Inevitably this has lead to death
I failed to cut it off with the knife
From the moment it gasped out it’s first breath

Inevitably this has lead to death
In the end it really is quite a shame
From the moment it gasped out it’s first breath
I don’t know why the monster has no name

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