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The Beast Within

by MidnightWhisper7 0 reviews

Remus Lupin: man, marauder, and monster. His views on being a werewolf and the woman who loves him. Poetry.

Category: Harry Potter - Rating: PG - Genres: Drama, Fantasy - Characters: Andromeda Tonks, Lupin - Warnings: [!] - Published: 2007-02-23 - Updated: 2007-02-23 - 284 words - Complete

The Beast Within

Author's Note: Lupin is my favorite fictional character, and he really intrigues me. This poem is his view on his constant struggle with his disease and how he is able to overcome it.


The sun fades into crimson twilight,
Fires burning beneath dull violet clouds
Soon she will wake,
Stretching her misty veils across the sky

I watch with the others around me,
Transfixed by her dangerous beauty
The alluring scent of the wild,
untamed beast

The last drop of gold fades into darkness
As she descends to her star-lit throne in the sky,
Where she sits, a silent watcher,
Crowned with diamond and black velvet

I fear to meet her gaze,
Yet I cannot look away
Her silver face is whole, complete,
Her radiant eyes pierce my soul

I feel the beast within me,
Yearning to break free of human restraints,
Run wild and free through the untamed forests,
To seek warm, soft flesh
And pay homage to the Night Goddess
In a single eerie cry

My body transforms,
Till I resemble man no more
My hands, inch-long claws,
No longer my own

But the wild urge within me,
Is suppressed by my own
Reasoning and logical mind
I will not give in to the darkness

Unbidden, a face enters my thoughts
Not that of the silvery watcher above, but
Another, pale and heart-shaped
Dark eyes sorrowful and yearning

These thoughts help me cling
To sanity, as those around me
Howl and whine and fight
Then run off in search of blood

I remain a tamed wolf, of a kind;
Greyback is generous with his gifts,
But I have overcome the beast within,
By the powerful human emotion
Called Love.
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