Badger Marsh

Badger Marsh
Badger Marsh…the beast of full moon rises

It seems its creepy story day on TCE, so without further ado, I play my part with dark and gruesome delight….

On Badger Marsh,
where mist did rise like specter kind,
and morning light did dance upon its plumes,
glistening yet dark like impending doom,
and not a bird or creature stirred,
for death was all that seemed to live
where waters dim in lifeless still abandon, give.

And stories tell of a deadly beast,
a dark and reptilian tenant of waters deep,
that by full moon rose to hunt its quarry,
under luminescent moonlight day,
and under pale light it could be heard
ferocious growling, terror prowling,
as it tore its prey apart.

The cries of pain in echoed refrain,
closed doors and windows for miles,
in fear of this aberration, this beast,
in Badger Marsh, a dark release,
as death pervade all,
and no-one dared to venture out,
on moonlit nights a deadly plight, foretold.

They say its jaws like crocodile,
its stance like a man with scales,
and eyes so yellow, so cruel and cold,
its sight alone your life be sold, for blood,
and fences placed around the marsh
did nothing to protect,
on full moon nights on Badger Marsh,
where death alone did rise, affect.

Tony DeLorger
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

9 thoughts on “Badger Marsh

  • August 13, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Ooh creepy, with such great flow in rhyme. I’m afraid to move on into scary tales today, just before bed. Awesome story. Enjoyed it.


  • August 13, 2016 at 10:49 PM

    Thanks Mel, glad you enjoyed it. Its funny how sometimes themes creep into our daily posts. Sweet dreams.

    • August 13, 2016 at 10:54 PM

      Off to bed…please leave scaley crocodile beast chewing in your marsh, and not my head. Good night. 🙂

  • August 13, 2016 at 11:31 PM

    Oh so spooky, creepy, gruesome and scary! I love scary stories. Got one brewing in my mind. This is a great verse, Tony.

  • August 13, 2016 at 11:55 PM

    Thanks Phyllis, well everyone else seems to be leaning that way today, so I thought I’d contribute. Lol. Take care.

  • August 14, 2016 at 1:15 AM

    Anyone would be forgiven for thinking it was Halloween here at the Creative Exiles yesterday, Tony. Another wonderful creepy tale. I wonder what the creature of Badger Marsh was?

    • August 14, 2016 at 7:19 AM

      Its better not to know John, like in Laws, it was always scaried when you did actually see the shark. LOL Glad you appreciated it my friend.

  • August 14, 2016 at 5:13 AM

    Badger Marsh, reminds me of late Saturday nights and watching “Creature Features” on channel 2 when I was a kid in Denver….. those Saturday nights were fun just like your Badger Marsh.


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