Full Moon At Half Moon Bay


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He heard her screams as the change took place, It was part of their monthly ritual.

Full Moon At Half Moon Bay

I knew that it was a risky idea,

But, ignored my gut feeling just the same.

I trudged on despite my nagging fear,

Down the dense forest path to Half Moon Bay.

I decided tonight was the night,

I had procrastinated far too long.

The time had arrived to end this plight,

It was time to face my demons, dead on!


The full moon shone bright across the bay,

Reflecting memories of what I’d done.

Every month, it would scream out my name,

Reminding me of just what I’d become.

But, tonight would be different I swore,

This agonizing curse would meet it’s end.

The time was now … can’t wait anymore,

Here at Half Moon Bay, the battle begins.


I heard her screams as the change took place,

It was part of our monthly ritual.

Chained and caged for security’s sake,

Ensuring just the blood of beach-bums spill.

Dragging the wheeled cage to the shore’s edge,

Releasing the beast – roaring like thunder.

Feeding each month off vagrants and drunks,

With no families to worry or wonder.


But, tonight is different, different indeed,

No more innocent lives will be taken.

The beast will not be allowed to feed,

She will be put to death and forsaken.

“My Wife, My Darling, Please forgive me,

With these two silver bullets, I thee wed.

One to free you from the beast you’ve become,

The other to end the howling in my head.”



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unmaker commented on Full Moon At Half Moon Bay


i like this one enough to come back to it. and i enjoyed it even more this time. great imagery, and tragic story. truly enjoyable. thanks :)



Wow... Thanks so much Unmaker for the 2nd visit to Half Moon Bay. Again .. I appreciate it! :) Ken

unmaker commented on Full Moon At Half Moon Bay


nice job here. i couldnt have done a better growlmio and wolfiette myself. sorry for bad puns in my comment :D



oops, i mean growlmeo and wolfiet. puns are bad enough without me taking additional liberties with the spelling lol.



Lol :) Thanks Unmaker .. I appreciate the read and comments .. incorrectly spelled or not lol :) Trust me .. SDC - Spelling Don;t Count :) Thanks again! :Ken

bluewolf commented on Full Moon At Half Moon Bay


A most impressive read knight and one I greatly enjoyed. The imagery is riveting, guiding the reader down a torturous dark path. We are, indeed, cursed to some degree with a soul that circles and looks down into the infinite obscurity we call the abyss and wonders how deeply ingrained our soul with its teachings.



Thanks Bluewolf ... I appreciate the kudos .. I apologize for such a long delay in my response .. life has been a whirlwind and has now allowed me the time to enjoy my favorite past time .. Thanks again! Much appreciated! Ken

If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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