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Confessions of a Madman

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Confessions of a Madman

no, this poem isn't about a psychotic killer. it's about a man who was hurt in a
relationship, so he hurt others the same way. I just used some symbolism. wanted to make
that clear. also, I'm not sure how I feel about this poem yet (how it rhymes, if it's good
enough, etc) so please leave a comment on what you think. thank you, enjoy

Confessions of a Madman

you come to me, a madman
who's heart has been taken
you're wanting a confession
about a monster inside, finally awaken

it all started out so simple,
I lost my heart
and that's when the monster in me,
the demon, awoke with a start


he murdered the girls who loved me
and when he was done
he ripped out their hearts
and ate them for fun

he fed on their emotions
their care, their trust
but his love for the hunt
soon turned to lust

to this day he continues to kill
he continues to feed
he lives inside me
he's all I need


so they call me madman
but wouldn't you agree
that the scary thing is
there are plenty more, just like me

people that are hoping, waiting
for their hearts to be taken
so the monster in them,
the demon inside, can finally awaken

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  1. Date: 3/11/2009 8:58:00 AM
    Adam, you use the concept of a "madman" very well in this poem. I didn't take the word literally, and needed no explanation. This is a very thoughtful piece of introspection. Well done! Love, Carolyn