The Slumbering Beast

The Slumbering Beast

A Poem by Lovecraft
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Encounter with a sleeping creature.

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The Beast slumbers in exile beneath the earth, Dreaming,
Waiting for an unsuspecting mortal to awaken Him,
From an eon of unknowable visions and reverie.

I discovered The Slumbering Beast
Falling through the ice in frozen waste.

The Beast lies upon a great stone pedestal,
Many eyes shut with tentacles writhing slow,
Its terrible, sharp-toothed maw slightly agape.

I quaked and quivered in terror,
Reveling in its horrible majesty,
Fearing there is no escaping it.

But somehow, I can't quite say,
I felt it captivate my very soul,
As if it were a Venus-fly trap,
Drawing me ever closer,
Into its terrible grasp.

I step closer, too close,
I couldn't help it though,
And I see it stirring,
Articulating strangely.

Its eyes flutter open, a vast darkness within them,
A promise of eternal suffering, torment, pain,
An oath of death.

I scream in abject despair as it rears up,
Revealing its leathery wings like a bat,
Unsheathing its massive claws, all four.

I scream and all goes dark.

© 2017 Lovecraft


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I love how I can visualise it..you use so much detail painting a picture with your words...I feel like it would be a great chapter almost in a book...well done up to read more

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Thank you. It was slightly difficult to capture the image of the beast, as its based on H.P. Lovecra.. read more

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Added on January 11, 2017
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Tags: Beast, Sleeping, Monster, Creature, Violence, Dream, Visions, Horror, Terror

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“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” - H.P. Lovecraft Scientia Potentia Est- Latin- Knowledge is Power.. more..

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