DEMON WITHIN

DEMON WITHIN

I can’t let anyone in there yet

I might die before I let anyone in there

Where my deepest secrets lie bare

There is a monster I’ve kept caged

My rib cages grow thinner with its clawing rage

Begging and pleading to come out

How long can I hold it from the light of the day?

Those who see a glimpse run away screaming

Those who haven’t seek with smiles gleaming

Not knowing that the devil rests there

Is one that instills fear.

It is a part of me I can’t deny

But about its existence, I can’t but lie

People are curious creatures once they know

They will go looking for treasures where there’s foe

So I bury this darkness beneath blinding light

Preventing its resurgence, a herculean light

But I’m hopeful one day the demon becomes the world angel

Because soon gone is the ability this evil to keep.

 Written by Law

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10 Comments

  1. Kamal
    June 04, 06:19 Reply

    Your poem is a mirror reflecting what we all go through. Ride on Law

  2. Delle
    June 04, 08:33 Reply

    Such astute fluidity. Brilliant.

  3. Ruby
    June 04, 10:21 Reply

    Its both touching n chilling….
    Beautiful piece Law!!!!

  4. Cedar
    June 06, 02:17 Reply

    The signs are clear as a stream in the noon,

    As naked as a new born fry.

    Since its “coming out” will make them swoon,

    Then down in my darkest parts I’d let it lie.

    For to stifle it certainly shall mean my death,

    And to deny it, I shal’nt but try.

    But oh, it heats my bowels with it’s breath,

    Alas! tis escaped, and I let it fly!

    Oh, the shame I bear now they know!

    The stigma, how it pours like rain!

    Heavy, hot and thick, sat it on my brow,

    l lie, still and flattened, like the slain.

    But a teeny-weeny voice whispers within,

    “many swing both ways, but walk like nuns”

    So with hope reawakened amid the phobic din,

    I leap, my flag of rainbow basking in the sun.

    …CEDAR

  5. AlphaJay
    October 20, 13:09 Reply

    The last line just makes me wanto kiss somebody…

    More ink, Law!

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