The Beast WithinA Poem by Scarlet Letter
How do you fight what is inside?
Oh how cruel the world is
That the serpent is constantly by my side
Tempting me more each day.
I try to resist,
Alas, my will is too weak to fight back.
Am I cursed to go down this path?
Each time I resolve to change,
To choose a new direction,
He finds a way to pull me under once more.
How can I be so evil?
Every sin one can imagine,
I keep pent up within me,
It seeps through my bones
And threatens to tear me apart.
This monster that rages inside,
With eyes as black as the deepest bit,
And a soul that burns with hell itself.
I cannot defeat myself,
For this creature is me.
My guilt and shame
The part of me I fear,
The part of me I hate,
The part of me I cannot fight.
The Beast within.
© 2010 Scarlet Letter
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