Serpents' Worst Nightmare: A Poem

This is a double headed serpent, an ancient piece of art that was recovered from the Aztec civilization. It is currently displayed in a museum in Great Britain.
This is a double headed serpent, an ancient piece of art that was recovered from the Aztec civilization. It is currently displayed in a museum in Great Britain. | Source

Sometimes you have to wonder,

Whilst you bend and break,

Amongst the peoples’ blunder:

Just how you will withstand.


Flame on the candle, to see through their dark mistake,

Suddenly stands a melting face becoming a distant memoir;

No, no. That mask was just a con…..

Our trust do they gather, our respect do they acquire;

How do we see past this twisting tunnel of blinding serpents’ desire?


Light the flame, let it burn;

Let the light shine through the tired and worn!

Soon they will retreat, later they will wither,

No more, not through your love shall they slither.


Look past the lies

The binding ties

Their pathetic dreary skies

You will soon have a life full of glorious highs!


Laugh and love,

Fight and defend;

Set free this dove,

As sorrow is NOT your story’s end.


This cave will reach, will wind, can promise your demise;

Only if you let it mask you with its dark disguise.

Take the hand that reaches, don’t let yourself drown;

This growing evil will only take you down.


As you grow and receive from giving hands,

Your flame grows brighter, serpents cringing with your demands.

Soon comes relief,

your soul is finally free.

The greedy hands will fade in evil’s disbelief.

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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

Like you, I find so much healing from writing darker poetry. I voted above that you shouldn't write more uplifting poetry. I guess what I really mean is, write what your heart feels. Write what you need to shed. No right or wrong. Just write what comes out. Peace-great work here.


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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

If and when I write a poem, it's a special occasion and usually it will be a love poem.... or something funny. I suppose that for each person it's different. We each have to go with what inspires us!


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angryelf 3 years ago from Tennessee Author

I write more from observation than personal emotion :) I also like the way that dark and light contrast, and collaborate.... Just as they deepen the visual arts, they deepen the textual arts. It's really fun to use that additional tool. Almost none of my poetry has come from personal emotion. This one is more from seeing people around me sink, knowing that they had an option to rise above; yet they still took the easy road to wind up in the life they now know. I wanted to point out that they didn't have to go that way, that they don't have to continue with their life in that shape. There's always room to change, improve, and grow! Thank you for your encouragement Minnetonka :)


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JPB0756 3 years ago

All good from my perspective, angryelf! Good, solid work complete with a theme for life, for all. Thanks, Elf!


sheilamyers 3 years ago

Awesome poem! I was amazed because I've been feeling really down lately because of what I think are lies someone was telling me to play with my emotions. You're poem did give me inspiration to move on from where I'm at. Thanks!


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

An interesting poem and I loved the photo, too. Thanks for sharing.

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