Red and Black

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

This is the result of SeeSawMae's challenge that was presented to me. I responded as quickly as I could so I hope it's ok for it.

Red and Black

There are two parts to me,

One which I must destroy.

I have a darker side that chases me,

I hope to lead it into my ploy.


I am a good soul,

I will do my best,

To save you from my dark side,

Who’s pursuit gives me no rest.


But in order for me to take it down,

There’s a path I do not like.

For I must follow into my darkness,

For me to be able to bring it to the light.


At first I thought there was a way,

For my black to be set afire.

But I see the side I wished to save,

Faded away and turned into mire.


Once I had been given a small lick,

Of the power that it promised me,

I knew I couldn’t resist the chance,

To someone more respected be.


When it is brought upon me,

And there comes a decision I must make.

Trust not the liar telling you this,

But you believe the road of righteous, is not the one I take.

Submitted: June 03, 2008

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oops, i never commented on this! I'm sorry! well i'm commenting now, this is truly awesome, you are such an amazing writer, keep it up! i can't wait to come back and see what other things you have written. Take care!

Wed, July 2nd, 2008 8:05pm


thanks, I do hope to hear from you soon. I will write little by little with the progression of the summer.

Mon, July 7th, 2008 3:27am

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