A Poem, The Werewolf

And now I’m going to venture back into the macabre, dark poetry side for a moment. In this poem, I wrote about one of my favorite mythical beasts growing up, the werewolf. I grew up on movies like The Wolfman, The Howling, Silver Bullet, Wolf (Jack Nicholson), An American Werewolf in London, and Teen Wolf (Michael J. Fox). There are so many more, but I figured I’d name just a few of the classics. What type of hardcore fan would I be if I didn’t write a poem about a werewolf?

So with that said, here we go!

We are the wolves in the night
How did I wind up here covered in crimson?
I hear their howls but yet out of sight
What is this reality or, better yet, prison?
Taste of iron, not my blood
I howl at the moon to let them know I’m around
Why does my adrenaline flood
No longer human skin bound
The wolves steer clear, full of fear
Full moon, in their blood I bask
It is time to feast as I hear humans near
Killing everything in sight is my task
Split their sides wide open with my claws
Pick my teeth with their bones as the bloodlust thaws

Let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading!

Travis J. McRoy 2021 All Rights Reserved
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32 thoughts on “A Poem, The Werewolf

  1. First, thank you for reminding me of some entertaining movie classics. Your poem, read with the right bone-chilling voice, would be a perfect intro to a werewolf movie. Well done! Quite a transition from the spring haikus! 😂

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    1. You’re welcome! I watched Silver Bullet and An American Werewolf in London last week. They are such classics. Oh, that’s a great idea, hmmm I like that a lot! Yeah, wee bit different direction than the spring haikus! 😂 Thanks Michele!

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    1. That’s great to hear! Growing up, my brother leaned towards the vampire stuff while I was into the werewolf genre. It never really left my system as an adult. So good to hear I have a fellow werewolf/vampire fan. Thank you so much for the compliment and support! 🤗🙏

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  2. I am normally a big ol’ scardy cat, so I am very happy you prefaced this poem with a mellow intro, so I could fully enjoy its fearsome awesomeness when I got to it. Loved it, nice work. 🤗🎉🙌

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    1. Glad to hear it grabbed your attention in that sort of way. When I write these poems, I always immerse myself in the transpiring events. Just as you said, “could almost hear the howl” –that’s my intended goal as I try to take readers on a journey. Thank you so much for reading and the support, Vinny!

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      1. More than welcome. I love the old werewolf movies. It reminded me of The Wolfman. Years old but something about the black and white that I think adds to the overall story.

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      2. Same here! Yes! Wow, I watch The Wolfman annually. I’ve been doing it for years now. You are right; I am the same way. I enjoy the older black and white movies. My movie collection for sci-fi and horror is mainly from the 40’s-50’s era, mostly black and white.

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      3. Oh for sure! I agree! I remember last year after watching it for probably the 20th time. I did a bunch of research on it and saw it was chosen for preservation in the film registry. So I pulled up that list of films on the registry and went on a Blu-ray spending spree. My favorite movie is Rear Window with James Stewart/Grace Kelly. James Stewart is my favorite actor and Grace Kelly is my favorite actress, so to have those two in the same movie was amazing. I also love The Day The Earth Stood Still (remake not so much), 20 Million Miles to Earth, Forbidden Planet, Creature from the Black Lagoon, to name a few. I’m a hardcore fan of The Twilight Zone (the original series), I watch it almost nightly. There’s something about that era where the writing effort, and believability took precedence over being a cash grab/job.

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      4. Yeah I think the older ones are far superior. It’s all a bit predictable now. Yeah twilight zone. I remember the aeroplane one. William Shatner? The gremlin on the wing? Amazing!

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      5. Agreed! Yes, that is the one! One of the more well known episodes. He was also in another episode called “Nick of Time” with the 1-cent mystic seer. Looking back on who all appeared on The Twilight Zone, many went on to be big stars.

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      6. Ah right. And the opening credits are very iconic. Here in UK we had lots of ghost stories on when I was a kid. “Whistle and I’ll come to you my lad” was one of them. Very good. Not a drop of blood in sight!

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