Lyric Poetry - Eavin Antony
The Enemy in Me
Breeding envy and a longing to be envied,
Destroying relationships, starting arguments,
He has screamed lies louder to the soul,
Leaving the truth, twisted, fading into yesterday.
For now, what mattered was not how they percieved me,
But, my perception of how they percieved me.
Bound by petrifying thoughts, I'm frayed and trapped,
Behind barred doors of fear; an extended sentence.
Incessantly stifled by inner monsters,
Who lay bare all my flaws and qualms,
Muting cries to tears, trampling self-esteem,
Inflaming fires of much insecurity, much self-disdain.
Linger not; for, all I have is a moment,
Before I give in, to inflict pain upon myself.
Beneath this graceful facade, I'm begging you,
"Break through my wall of grey lies, please."