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Offline AthosTopic starter

Letting The Devil In
« on: June 27, 2016, 11:36:42 PM »
Letting the Devil In

This isnít the end of my story,
And it isnít the start.
Thereís a devil on my shoulder,
Whispering to my heart.

Life is a beautiful illusion,
A shadow on the wall.
I reach out for it grasping at straws,
The harder I fight the faster I fall.

I dig down deep,
Finding only empty space,
A sense of isolation,
Filling this lonely place.

In my mind I hear soft music play,
My heart keeps the beat,
Sad sad notes,
And a funereal bleat.

What is this prison,
Iíve created in my brain?
What have I done,
To acquire this stain?

Is this my fault?
Am I reaping what I sow?
Is this my punishment,
For wanting to go?

Maybe this is how life is,
Here living in sin.
Iím so tired of fighting,
Maybe itís time I let the devil in.

Offline GingerKitty

Re: Letting The Devil In
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 07:19:45 PM »
Hello Athos,

I was moved by your poetry. Thank you for sharing.

I also noticed that as of now, this post has been viewed 248 times, but there is not a single comment before mine. Is that because people are in general afraid of darkness? Perhaps. Through various times in my life I've found myself attracted to darkness as well and what you've written feels eerily familiar to thoughts I've had. Perhaps my small offering doesn't come close to being on the same level as what you've shared here, but I find that it's always nice to know you're not alone.

I hope this finds you well and that you find peace with the devil on your shoulder.

All the best,
gingerkitty

Offline AthosTopic starter

Re: Letting The Devil In
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 10:10:48 AM »
Hi GingerKitty,

Sorry it took me so long to reply and thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you found something in the poem that resonates with you. Darkness can indeed be both an uncomfortable and seductive thing. Walking that line can certainly be difficult at times as it forces one to be completely honest with themselves and their desires. I agree that it is nice to know that I'm not the only one who shares these feelings, so thank you again for reaching out.

Athos