The Mongolian Death Worm: A Poem

May 23, 2015 at 8:13 pm (Folklore, Horror, Humour, Poetry) (, , )

The Mongolian Death Worm: A Poem

Within the blowing desert sands of southern Mongolia
far from Pizza Hut , KFC or Pepsi-Cola
the southern Gobi Desert stretches far and wide
many would cross it but few have tried
And of those few who did, most have died.

Within those shifting sands is said to lie the elusive Olgoi-Khorkoi
who despite the name would not be a female Russian companion to Myrna Loy
Olgoi-Khorkoi is the local tribesmen’s name for the Mongolian Death Worm
such is the meaning of that mysterious sounding term.

The Mongolian Death Worm is said to be red in colour
Bright red like Mystery Babylon the Harlot Mother
The worm is said to be 3 feet long
so longer than a male porn star’s dong
It is red like an intestine filled with blood
a sight far worse than white socks stained with mud
It has a gaping round mouth filled with inward-pointing teeth
but wasn’t designed just for biting tops off beer bottles made by O’Keefe
Some say the creature has a spiky pointed end
so in a gay bath house, it would not be considered a friend
Some say it has the ability to spray deadly burning acid at a target
so if you shop at that store, you might consider another market
They also say it can discharge electricity from its body
although a Picasso print of this event might be considered gaudy
Without warning the death worm will shoot up from beneath the sand
like from a stage floor rises a heavy metal band
And it will often eat camels and rodents
I don’t know about Tim Horton’s donuts
but they say unwary humans can be prey as well
so pray you don’t encounter this creature from Hell.

-A poem written by Christopher
Saturday May 23rd 2015.



  1. Sherrie de Valeria said,

    This Mongolian Death Worm reminded me much of the other worm in “The Lair of the White Worm” by Bram Stoker. But that story is not as popular as his ‘Dracula’ novel.

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      I’ve heard of The Lair of The White Worm but I’ve never read it.

      I have read Stoker’s The Jewel of The Seven Stars however.

      That was quite a scary tale.

      I remember seeing a scary old movie from 1980 called The Awakening starring Charlton Heston that was based on Stoker’s The Jewel of The Seven Stars.

      • Sherrie de Valeria said,

        Oh, yes! I have read that book too. I read it from time to time, just I repeatedly reading his Dracula novel. I never get bored of it.

        The Lair of White Worm is scary too. The way he wrote where the white worm came from a dark hole with filled with slime and blood. What I cannot forget was the way Stoker wrote about the broken screams – that was scary part to me … and in the Diana’s grove where the White Worm live …. Ugh!

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      Yes, I never get bored of reading Dracula or The Jewel of Seven Stars.

      Wow, that book The Lair of The White Worm sounds really scary the way you describe it.

      I’ll definitely have to read it. 🙂

    • draculvanhelsing said,


  2. Nicholas C. Rossis said,

    The truth behind Dune’s sandworms??

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      You know I hadn’t thought of that, Nicholas but maybe he did.

      I read Dune in one of my English literature classes way back in High School.

      Some of my Muslim friends have told me that Frank Herbert incorporated Islamic prophecies about the Mahdi in his book so maybe he incorporated legends about the Mongolian Death Worm as well.

      • Nicholas C. Rossis said,

        Makes sense. I thought his was a generic Messianic prophecy, so the Mahdi connection hadn’t occurred to me, but the Fedaykin/Fremen certainly had Bedouin overtones.

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      It certainly did.

  3. Randstein said,

    Well, thankfully my days of sleeping on the ground in unfriendly environments are over. I had to look the death worm up and was really sad to see using them for fishing bait might not work out for me.

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      LOL !

      No, unless you happen to have a rather large fishing rod.

      Possibly Captain Ahab might have one.

      Of course if the Mongolian death worm gets a sudden craving for salty thighs, poor Captain Ahab might wind up without a leg to stand on.

      • Randstein said,

        The way things go these days, we’ll see them in California gardens soon as an invasive species and gardening will be outlawed to avoid Death Worm tillering.

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      And the way California is going with the severe drought, the Mongolian Death Worm will think it’s at home in the desert.

      And Jerry Brown will naturally do everything to ensure the Death Worm doesn’t become an endangered species.

      • Randstein said,

        Ha ha ha! You know it! I’m sure a sub-culture of Death Worm worshipers will evolve out of this.

    • draculvanhelsing said,

      Yes, and the Death Worm worshippers and militant adherents of the prophecies of the Black Dragon Society will start killing one another in sectarian violence in the deserts of a post-apocalyptic Mad Max like world in California.

      • Randstein said,

        That would make a very interesting series to write about. Probably end up a cable TV series that boots Game of Thrones out of the top spot. We love zombie-ninja stories down here 🙂

      • draculvanhelsing said,

        And in the show, one of the groups could have their command headquarters in an abandoned bombed-out hotel in Palm Springs- an hotel whose name I actually noticed while walking down the street in Palm Springs- Hotel California.
        The lobby of the ruined hotel would be decorated with posters of The Eagles band as zombies walk back and forth to and fro.

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