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Updated on January 21, 2012




A monster sleeps within me,
who slips out savagely
to reap it's havoc on all those
who offend my pride and see,

Face twisted into grimace,
blood red as lips expand
to bellow foul obscenities
at all who mock this man.

Like Hyde, my hide distorted
muscles tensing up, and locked,
I watch them shrink under my cuts,
of verbal shrieks half-cocked.

Till something deep inside my soul,
swings a sword of deep regret,
to slay the demon loosed from me,
and viscerate my angst.

Disembowled from
my foul inner beast
my lips apologize,
oft times to their
retreating backs
in futile, humble tries.

Tread softly near my other side,
I hold little control,
lest homicidal tendencies
cost me my mortal soul.

I am part Manson, and part Speck,
we all hold claim inside,
to rages most premordial,
it's the fall after the pride.


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      MFB III 7 years ago from United States

      ahhh, Kim we all have shadows, instinctual self preservations that go far beyond the norm. it is the control of our own rage that keeps us civilized. Without it

      we would all revert back to barbarianism. Which explians the current homocide rates in the world. thanks for your comment.~~~MFB III

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      Kim Harris 7 years ago

      Umm. MFBIII, your shadow is showing. I'm thinking you're knowing and keep right on going. It seems the only shame is in not exclaiming the truth that lies within. Thank you once again.