Not even a ripple disturbed the dark deep waters
of the secluded mysterious inland lake
stories had been told for centuries of a monster
that roamed the deep below
open grassland swept down to the lapping shore
rising to the high mountainous contour!
Deep murky water that kept its secrets hidden
cold and unforgiving to humans
who had searched its depths for endless decades
certain the beast was within
many sightings and hoaxes kept the legend viable
not really classified as reliable!
But the stream of monster seekers was constant
hoping to get their glimpse of it
whatever swam and lived there below covertly
yet no conclusive evidence found
driftwood birds rippling waves it was suggested
as no beast in the waters infested!
Yet there is an element of possibility that lingers
those who live around the waters
seemed to believe and that underlining disquiet
it existed there beneath
a respect for what is part of their ancient folklore
that simmer’s all along the lakeshore!
They deeply feel this is not a mythical creature
and maybe is able to be camouflaged
observing man fearful of his ominous presence
or is there a magical reality here
they watch waiting with cameras peering eyes
endlessly from dusk to sunrise!
Has somebody caught sight and their claim denied
without doubt not wrongly identified!
What does prowl beneath the deep dark waters?