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A Look Inside

I look into the mirror of my soul
And an image does unfold.
Is this really me
This creature that I see?

When did I open the gate
For this demon known as hate?
When did I let envy in
With all his other kin?

With all these demons living there
I have no room to spare.
If love should knock upon my door
I'd have to put him on the floor.

It won't take these demons long
To sing that fellow's death song.
They'd walk on him both night and day
If he should try to stay.

This hate must be a parent thing
Breeding many negative offspring.
Hate and envy, strong or mild
Which is father? Which is child?

I must evict these trespassers.
They've got to look for other pastures.
I'll send them all away today
I'll not put up with such as they.

Alright hate, I'll start with you
You seem to be big man in this crew
You go find some other place to lurk
And do your dirty work.

Don't forget to take the others with you
I want nothing more to do
With you, your friends or your relations.
None of you had invitations.

I don't remember how or when you came
But I know how you play your game.
I have studied your book of rules
And I also know your tools

You wear many masks to disguise
Yourself from human eyes.
Like a chameleon, you change your hue
To blend in any view.

Hurry up and go.  I've got work to do
Cleaning up this mess after you.
If love should stop by here some day
I'll have a decent place for him to stay

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  1. Date: 8/4/2013 1:12:00 AM
    † Truly A Very Profound As Creative In Beautiful Painting, Brushed Of Inspiration. Congratulations, Unto Your Beauty's Mother And Bless Her Precious Heart. Love, John

    Brown Avatar Marian Brown
    Date: 8/4/2013 7:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mom is pleased that this poem from her heart is so well received. Thank you for your wonderful comment.
  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:25:00 AM
    Congratulation on being featured. Excellent poetry poet. Your mother is a modern day dickerson. outstanding work poet

    Brown Avatar Marian Brown
    Date: 8/4/2013 7:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Mom thanks you and I am glad to see her poem getting such nice reviews.
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Very creative work, enjoyed reading your poetry tonight, I love the last two lines, it cinches the whole poem, love xxx

    Brown Avatar Marian Brown
    Date: 7/24/2013 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you. Marian is my mother. She dearly appreciates your comment. She is a 91-year-old modern day Emily Dickenson who started writing poems in her teens and has just recently stopped. Reader comments convince her she was right to stop hoarding them and allow to be post on PoetrySoup.
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 1:21:00 PM
    Strong & charming ending, overcoming the pain & hurt from the ungrateful. This was good! :)

    Brown Avatar Marian Brown
    Date: 7/24/2013 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Marian thanks you for your comment and is glad you liked the poem.