Beware the Beast

There is an evil that’s just been released  

And I nearly became its midnight feast 

For in the forest, on the road heading east 

Coils the path of the recondite beast 

 

No one recalls how the beast came about  

With his large, swirling eyes and coal-black snout 

But there is one thing that leaves not a doubt 

How no one returns from taking that route 

 

Take care, my friends, of the path he may roam 

For if you take it, you’ll never get home 

The beast devours every crunchy bone

And turns you into a puddle of foam 

 

I met the beast on a cold winter’s eve 

His teeth were massive-too big to believe 

I swung around and attempted to leave 

But couldn’t escape his longing to reave  

 

Please swear, dear friends, that you’ll not take his course 

For he will greet you with abnormal force 

That’s what I learned as I hid in the gorse 

Watching, appalled, as the beast ate my horse 

 

When he was finished, the beast walked away 

But I was frightened and opted to stay 

Until the sun rose and announced the day 

And that’s when I bolted without delay 

 

I now stand before you, sharing my tale 

Hoping to teach you with every detail 

For the beast is cunning and shall assail 

Anyone who passes his sacred trail 

 

So, recall my tale of what’s been released 

Or you may become an unwilling feast 

For in the forest, on the road heading east 

Coils the path of the recondite beast. 

 

 

 

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