A Poem by Vestigial Appendage

A short poem I wrote.


What demons have I here?

The sacrificial alter beckons,

Bleeds and whines for mommy’s milk.


Can they sate the internal feast?

Young and full of vibrant life,

They touch and taste the salt on numbed beauties.  


What demons have I here?

Shredding organs by penetration,

To savor in the bounty of a disemboweled baby.


Can God answer the victim’s fatal moans?

The demons have built a fortress of corpses,

To wave their tongue ‘cross their lifeless legs.


Must they marry to void sin?

Might a priest stand by unearthed newborns,

Baptize them and turn to them, “Now rape the bride!”?


What demons have I here, inside?

I crave the dead gluttonously.

God may never hear their prayers.

They’ve long since fallen into night.

My demons, so warm inside, become me wonderfully.

© 2011 Vestigial Appendage

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We all have demons; no one's immune. The real question is not "What demons have I here inside?" but "what demons do I NOT have inside?" The answer, of course, is none. All humans are born with evil in their hearts--that's why we live in a fallen world

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wow. We all have our demons but clearly some have more hideous ones than others. Dark, creepy and highly enjoyable.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Goddamn. That was dark as s**t. In a good way. A very good way.

Posted 10 Years Ago

a strong piece
hard edged images beg the question
is there redemption?

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wonderful wording.
♥ Ta'Shandra

Posted 11 Years Ago


Posted 11 Years Ago

wonderful poem, i really enjoyed this one.:)

Posted 11 Years Ago

This poem has sorrow in a persons life to come to go with this poem is always somewhere in life so i say to you thank you becuase this is true and it stands out in what it wants to say, the only thing else i want to say is that i like this and i guive you two thumbs up

Posted 11 Years Ago

Great poem,it really stand out. I really want to write this kind of poem sometimes :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on July 16, 2011
Last Updated on July 16, 2011


Vestigial Appendage
Vestigial Appendage

Vatican City, Romania

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