Thursday, October 24, 2019

DMC: "Kraken Fears Nothing" by David McMullin

Bryan Alexander


Christopher McKraken here
and there is nothing that I fear.
I’m bigger, stronger, tougher, faster.
One might say – the Ocean Master!

Hurricane or dumb tsunami?
I’m not cryin’ for my mommy.
Fear no whale, or snarling shark,
creepy trenches dank and dark.

Sneaky, snarky mermaid queen,
torpedo blasting submarine.
Pirate with a sharp harpoon,
creature from the black lagoon.

Calving glacier, serpent swarm,
turny-churny lightning storm.
Lava flow, Poseidon's spear.
All things that I’ll never fear.

Wait! What’s that? Okay, I lied.
Better hurry up and hide.
Terrifying! that’s what this is...
Kraken Girl with slimy kisses!

© 2019 David McMullin. All rights reserved.

TLD reader Rebecca Herzog has challenged us to write a poem about something a monster is afraid of. Read my interview with Becky HERE and add your poem about a monster fear to the padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties leading up to Halloween, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, October 25th.


  1. Ha! Hilarious ending! But I loved the set-up of every possible other monster of the deep! Great rhythm & rhyme, too! Thanks, David!

  2. Clever as always, David! Good to know that even the Ocean Master has vulnerabilities. LOL

  3. David, my favourite lines in this are
    Hurricane or dumb tsunami?
    I’m not cryin’ for my mommy.
    Your ending made me laugh out loud!

  4. Oh, this is wonderful! The rhythm and rhyme were spot on, and the ending made me laugh. Love it!

  5. Thanks for sharing this one, Michelle. And thank you, everyone else for the kind comments. This was a fun challenge.