The Krampus Comes TonightNow is the time my little girls and boysThe Krampus Comes Tonight5 years ago in Free Verse
to lay you down to sleep,
place your darling heads upon
your little pillows and prepare
to drift away in to the land of slumber.
Await! What is this?
The sound of chains a rattling
in the distance?
Do you hear the laughter in your ear
which only inspires fear?
Is it the wind that howls so
or something else lurking in the
darkness of the night?
Yes! He comes tonight,
the Krampus is on the way
to drag you wicked girls and boys away,
dancing in delight
he will drive you onward with whips and chains
while he salivates in anticipation
for a taste of your supple young flesh,
perhaps he will stir you into a stew,
gnaw your bones in two.
Be still you girls and boys
for all you can do is close your eyes tight
and pray you have been good little dears
for there is no escape from his taloned grasp
when the Krampus is on the prowl.
And if you listen close you may hear
the screams of those less fortunate than you,
as he drags them away through the cold