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Krampus Awaits

Pagan Poetry is a specialty of mine - I own a website called TheGypsyThread with more of my work.


The beast Krampus stirs

For the great wheel has struck December

And the countdown has begun

God have mercy on the naughty

For when the day becomes five

Krampusnacht doth arrive

Night of the claw and rod to the skin

The devil, he laughs as the beating begin

Eyes deeped in red, tall does he stand

Something part goat, the other part man

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His sinister tongue, how it flickers

Sharpened fangs, cut like scissors

Cloven hooves and then claws

And beyond expectations, it’s set to applause

Krampus won’t hide, no, he’s in the parade

A partner he has, shares a deal they have made

As Saint Nick gives rewards, Krampus gives beatings

The nice children happy, the naughty one’s seething

While the worst of the pack, will be thrown in his sack

To hell they will travel, and be dumped with the rabble

A dire fate for the living, the result of misgiving

But a lesson to the others for sure

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© 2022 Ralph Schwartz

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