Little preface - I wrote a trilogy of horror poems, and this is the first. It was for a writing class, and each of them are different styles of poem. The Devourer is personification! Try and see if you can guess what it's about before the end of the poem!
Calm and pleasant, he lures you in,
He is unassuming, quiet and dark.
The more you get to know him, the safer you
He could never be dangerous, for you are
You know more about him than anyone else.
But slowly, surely, his anger swells, and you
realize he has been tricking you.
He is ravenous, and all consuming.
As he grows impatient, you realize there is
nothing you can do to protect yourself.
He is vengeful, and you do not know what you
have done to warrant his wrath.
He bites the tips of your fingers, and slowly
beings consuming the rest of you.
The more desperate you become, the hungrier he
With every passing minute, you are driven
further into his arms,
And finally, Winter devours you.