Feeding for the Beast


Feeding for the Beast
Feeding for the Beast

Hectic, the scratching arrhythmic movement
of rabid transmutation,
arched back and yellow-eyes piercing,
clawed fingers and teeth raring,
growling guttural groans of pain,
as body bursts from human vein,
tearing flesh and ruptured muscle,
shedding skin in desperate struggle,
to reveal the beast within.

Blood and rage take the stage,
as flesh a melting, form arranging,
snorting, snarling building anger,
transformation complete entangled
in the need to kill and feast,
bone and gore as writhing meat
parted from a soul so sweet,
bares the slow and painful death
its pure and whole intention.

Howling release to commend the moon,
bloodied night and mind attuned,
the frenzied rush like delirium bliss,
fulfilling desperate need attest
the pleasure of the beast at risk
of getting caught,
now slumber calls to digest the prey,
and dream of other hunts what may,
to curb that insatiable need.

Then, as sun bequeaths the day arise,
a naked human soul does lay
upon the forest floor,
dried blood around his face,
skin so pallid in leaves embraced,
no memory of what transpired,
just flashes of blood and gore reside,
in some dream of dark awakening,
an unsettling haunting thought.

A secret he has known too well,
the full moon rise of a beast to tell
no soul,
a burden he must carry, a tale untold.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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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 Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

6 thoughts on “Feeding for the Beast

  • August 13, 2017 at 4:55 PM


    Excellent in its poetic brutality. This poem surges with dynamic energy. I think I will avoid dark-alleyways for awhile 🙂

  • August 13, 2017 at 7:42 PM

    Lol, yes dark places…not good! Glad you enjoyed it Tamara and appreciate your kind words as always. Have a great day my friend.


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