Black Shuck a Poem.

14 Nov

Thought I’d post a little poem about Black Shuck. I was researching him for a story and ended up with a poem.

Black Shuck.

Black Shuck skulks under the darkened sky

howling his message to you or I

his hackles a warning of death in the air

the pending mourning for someone you care.

The hairs on your neck bristle up and hold firm

to the blood curdling cry of the demon in fur

Don’t ignore the howl of the red eyed beast

its drooling mouth and pointed teeth

The inky black shadow who lurks in the wood

or under a window in your neighbourhood.

He’s here with a warning that all is not well

he’s deaths darkest messenger, that phantom from hell.

Don’t cover your ears or hide in the nook

there’s no getting away from the message of Black Shuck.

All Text Copyright © 2012 Annie Green ( Trudy Chappell) All Rights Reserved


Posted by on November 14, 2012 in My Poetry


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2 responses to “Black Shuck a Poem.

  1. joeovenall

    December 2, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Hi Annie,

    I’m creating a radio documentary on the black shuck for my final project at the University of Westminster and I completely love this poem and I would love to use it? If you could contact me that would be fantastic

    • Annie

      January 3, 2015 at 8:50 pm

      Have sent you an email. Thank you for commenting and good luck with you assignment. xxx


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