Kill the Beast

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem that's basically a metaphor about destroying the bad side of yourself.

Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

If I should die before I wake,

I know it's from these pills I take.

I tried to hard to let it be,

But the beast rose up inside of me.

Peace and quiet, locked deep within my mind,

I fear it's something I will never find.

I tried so hard to make it leave,

But it refused to set me free.

I hoped that if I tried to hide,

He would let me bide my time.

So with this secret rooted inside of me,

I try my hardest not to sway.

God forbid I let him out,

God forbid I let him shout.

No, the burden is always mine.

I hope you know, I've never been fine.

And so that you'll get hurt the least--

Tonight, I will finally kill the beast.

Submitted: July 28, 2011

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I absolutely love it. I can relate and I wrote a poem a while ago with the exact same concept and similar writing. If you would to check it out I could post it?

Thu, July 28th, 2011 3:32am


Sure I'd love to check it out. And thanks :P

Thu, July 28th, 2011 8:41pm



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Thu, July 28th, 2011 8:42pm


Wow that was a very powerful poem!

Sun, December 11th, 2011 7:19am

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