Description: Another poem based upon a Native American myth. This one is short, and unfortunately is different in style from Skinwalkers. I have a poetry book and I have decided to post it in order from what is written. This poem decided to be short by itself I wanted it longer, but it wouldn't allow me to do so O.o It's about the Wendigo, a creature of pure snow/ice ranging from 15ft and up. It also has a liking for human hearts, and if you are frostbitten it is said he is tasting you. Enjoy
As he walks he leaves bloody hoof prints.
He tastes you from afar leaving a burnt flesh tint.
His eyes see all, in human blood they crawl
he comes to take your heart and the hearts of all.
He comes as the wind, he comes as snow, he is winter
the cold shall take you, the cold will shake you, your ribcage splintered.
He is as fast as the wind, has wicked fangs, and whiter than snow,
he is Cold, he is Winter , he is Death, he is the cannibal Wendigo.
As I said, I lived in Farmington, NM and travelled all around NM & AZ & am a little Blackfoot Indian so I appreciate the tales, myths & legends. I like these that are symbolic & I had never hear of the Wendigo but it makes sense that he's got you with frostbite...mmmm...tastes like chicken! Thanks for sharing & educating! Love,Peace,Joy&Smiles 2 share tif