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Something Wild This Way Comes

A storypoem adventure tale

By Jason HauserPublished 2 years ago Updated 7 months ago 1 min read
Something Wild This Way Comes
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The title is a mix of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes and Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I also owe many inspirational thanks to Shel Silverstein’s poetry from Where the Sidewalk Ends, Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg, and Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Waterson.

“To each his own fear';” - Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book

SOMETHING WILD this way comes,

I can feel the beating of their drums.


I sense the shuffle of shifty feet,

prowling through the jungle peat,


What in the world could they be,

these wild things that stalk toward me?


What did I do? What do they need?

I can’t imagine—except—to feed!

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About the Creator

Jason Hauser

I am a writer, artist and poet from North Carolina. I recently self published a children's/YA book called Harold and the Dreadful Dreams. You can learn more about it at my blog https://jmhauser.com, as well as other projects.

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  • Lena Folkert2 years ago

    THIS IS FABULOUS!! I can definitely feel the Shel Silverstein influence, for sure! Very much enjoyed!

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