Cthulhu Rising: A Poem

March 8, 2016 at 9:08 pm (Geopolitics and International Relations, Horror, Mystery/horror, News, Poetry) (, , , , , , )

Cthulhu Rising: A Poem

Beneath the waters of the South Pacific
lies a place quite horrific
The underwater city of R’lyeh
where sailors dare not parley
a city inhabited by a monstrous beast
if you saw him, on you he’d feast
and drink wine fermented by yeast
The beast a mix of octopus, man and dragon
alcoholics who see him fall off the wagon
he stands hundreds of meters tall
so when he goes down, it’s quite the fall
with webbed human looking arms and legs
he has some difficulty getting at rum from kegs
a pair of rudimentary wings on its back
testified to by a hippy on crack
with octopus head and so many tentacles surrounding its mouth
it has some trouble gazing anatomically south
Simply looking upon the creature drives one insane
and your wife will then find you a first rate pain

And so on this March night in 2016
beneath the ocean was set this scene
Cthulhu arose from his sleep
rising to the surface without a peep
and feeling an oncoming attack of diarrhea
swam far to distant coasts of Syria

And there amidst his watery stool
navies of the world will play the fool
armies and forces of the air too
so will unfold a new Waterloo
but which world empire will crumble into dust
and all its military equipment left to rust
soon time will tell and all will unfold
for those left, death will seem more precious than gold

-A poem and vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Tuesday March 8th 2016.

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20 Comments

  1. anaatcalin said,

    Dear Chris, as always in your work, especially your poems, I see symbolism (excellently crafted symbolism along super writing, I might add). To be honest, I’m not erudite enough to see beyond all the symbols, and this time I fail miserably. May I ask what the monster stands for? 🙂

  2. Dracul Van Helsing said,

    Cthulhu was the name of a monster who was a character in a series of short stories written by the horror writer H.P. Lovecraft back in the 1920s and ’30s.

    He was considered of the race of the ancient Great Old Ones – a series of dark deities involved in the creation of the universe according to the Lovecraftian mythos behind the stories.

    Much of this poem is a description of what the creature looked like according to Lovecraft’s tales.

    Cthulhu is said to be resting in the undersea city of R’lyeh beneath the waters of the South Pacific according to Lovecraft and someday will reawaken to take its place in the world.

    I’m sort of using Lovecraft’s idea of Cthulhu as a metaphor in my poem for the beast that rises out of the sea in Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation- the beast that brings about the Apocalypse in the End of Days.

  3. ishaspeaks said,

    Your writing is something else. Either I don’t get it or I get rattled.
    well done!

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      My writing can be inspired by many things.

      This particular poem was inspired by the writings of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft a writer who’s not that well known today.

      Every 20 or 30 years, his writing seems to enjoy a resurgence in popularity.

      • ishaspeaks said,

        It seems you are an avid reader. I am going to read “To kill a mockingbird ” soon. Can you suggest some really good books?

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Well of course the novels of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters are always good.

        So are the plays of William Shakespeare and the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

        There was a series of novels written by a British writer called Susan Howatch about a priest in the Church of England who was both a psychic and a mystic called Father Jonathan Darrow.

        Her style of writing influenced me quite a great deal.

        As did an Edmonton playwright called Stewart Lemoine but I don’t know if his plays are really available outside of Canada.

        I also enjoy the works of C.S. Lewis- both his Chronicles of Narnia children’s series and his adult books.

        If you enjoy reading non-fiction books, any book by Malachi Martin is quite good.

        Another really great writer is Pauline Gedge who wrote a riveting set of historical novels set in ancient Egypt.

        One of her Egyptian books is called Child of the Morning.

        She also wrote a good historical novel about early Roman Britain during the time of Boudicca’s revolt called The Eagle and The Raven.

  4. doesitevenmatter3 said,

    Great vivid visuals in this one, Chris!
    Now I want to learn more about Cthulhu!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  5. ѕнєяяιє ∂є ναℓєяια said,

    A lonely monster who lives to drink, get drunk and kill.
    Kraken sounded very much gentler than Cthulhu.
    I haven’t read H.P.Lovecraft since ages.
    I had a book once on Lovecraft where people claimed he got involved in the supernatural.
    Do you ever read the Dream in the Witch House? It’s incredible.
    I got to read it again.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      No, I don’t think I ever read The Dream In The Witch House.

      I remember when I used to read Lovecraft’s short stories, they used to scare the living daylights out of me. 😮

      • ѕнєяяιє ∂є ναℓєяια said,

        He is scary, indeed. I have all collections of his story and poems. But I haven’t read all of it. Some are as weird as Poe.
        Poe is harder to understand for his stories are mostly twisted. Creepier in style. 😛

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, Poe’s stories have so many different layers to them.

        There’s a surface meaning to the story and then are other deeper hidden meanings beneath that.

      • ѕнєяяιє ∂є ναℓєяια said,

        Being too mysterious makes confusion.
        I like being mysterious, but not confusing me too much.
        They will stay away from you, eventually.
        LOL

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        And then of course there was Peter Falk’s Lt. Columbo.

        Who was both mysterious and confusing.

        Or was that mysterious and confused?

        Or confused in the middle of a mystery? 😀

      • ѕнєяяιє ∂є ναℓєяια said,

        And what is mysterious to me is that I have never see Lt Columbo’s wife in the series at all. He always mentioning of his wife and calling his wife, and so on … but never once they showed his wife! Mysterious … LOL

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, maybe Lt. Columbo has an imaginary wife. 😀

      • ѕнєяяιє ∂є ναℓєяια said,

        LOL wah hahaha …
        And who do you think he always called on the phone? Imaginary wife! hahaha …
        I think you are so right on that one – he smoke too much and his head getting lighter all the time and starting to have heavy illusions.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes and Lt. Columbo would say this after visiting a psychiatrist, “Oh, just one more thing, sir. Just one more thing. That wife I kept on talking about during our sessions. She doesn’t actually exist. She’s an imaginary wife. Now if you’ll excuse me, sir, I’m going down to the neighbourhood bar to have a drink with Jimmy Stewart’s invisible bunny rabbit friend Harvey. I’m going to have a beer. And Harvey? He’ll have a Harvey Wallbanger. Which is exactly what he does after he has too much to drink. He walks into the wall and bangs his head after drinking too much.”

      • ѕнєяяιє ∂є ναℓєяια said,

        LOL wah hahahaha …
        Excellent! I want that same cigar that Columbo always smoke. Powerful thing for hallucinating! Can do astral project with it too. 😀

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Yes, you can really fly *HIGH* on Lt. Columbo’s cigar smoke. LOL !

        😀

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