The Beast Within

Dark eyes are watching from the water

Welcoming strangers to the slaughter

A deadly hunter swift to eat 

Travellers who walk on careless feet

In the swamp and slime beneath

Lurks a beast with sharpened teeth

Sharper than a butcher’s knife

With a lust for death to give it life

Its scales are shiny thick and coarse

It will pull you in with all its force

And in the silence so far down

It will hold you tight until you drown….