This Struggle

This Struggle

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen
"

Monsters don't sleep under your bed, they roam inside your head.

"

This Struggle

Trapped in my head,

thoughts so impure

that they might

make Satan blush.

The heart of a lion

held captive

by a wayward

and loose will.

Cognitions corrupted

by cascading creatures

of the blackest night.

A Catholic soul

that struggles to assert

any authority,

as Original Sin

is stained with darker

inks.

Save me from these demons,

cast them out,

before I save myself!

 

21/09/17


© 2017 John Alexander McFadyen



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A fine poem that lives from inner tension, from contradiction, from struggle, and one that that throws up all kinds of fascinating theological questions..a poem I enjoyed !

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

4 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much Leslie!
posting this on my bathroom mirror ..we are sinful and in need ..i love the wisdom of dark sin having a link to darker deeper horror ... it is a struggle that goes on forever ... but each small victory of choice can drive a whole bucket of darkness away .. your closing line is intriguing for me ... not sure i ken your meaning ;}
E.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

4 Weeks Ago

Ah final line tis but a reference to the ultimate exit. Many thank yous 'E'
Einstein Noodle

4 Weeks Ago

ahhh .. yes...makes sense :(
the on going struggle with good and evil..
well that ole pope can spray you with holy water

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

4 Weeks Ago

Aye Ron he could but it would not influence my dislike of the Catholic church (not the Catholic fait.. read more
I liked this poem. I felt the struggle of the heart and the body. The strong description made the reader feel the emotions. Thank you John for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month Ago

Thank you Coyote.
Coyote Poetry

4 Weeks Ago

You are welcome John.
This must include everyone .... our demons surface occasionally. Great write.

Posted 1 Month Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

1 Month Ago

Ah but I guess we think tis only us who are so afflicted at the time. Many thaks Hebe.

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John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom



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