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THe Beast that should not Be

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THe Beast that should not Be

Walls all closed in 
leaving windows to shatter .
fragments strewn below bare feet
cutting, impaling soft flesh unforgiving.
confined in halls narrowing
as I run to a place, a point
devoid of escape

The beast draws closer now
gnashed teeth froth venoumous kill lust
as talons trace along the walls
etching all my secrets in oak for all to see
for here and evermore

My precipice of horror force feeds 
all wrongs suggestively,  digestively
to purge karma pits placed
dormant inside and residing
as my only hopes of righteousness
are cast aside by regretted meals.

beast draws closer clawing
skin of back now flayed 
exposed and bleediing completely
lungs gasp defiant punctured
yet survivng drawing gasping breath

If the exposure is your weapon, beast
you may never defeat me
bleeding I will claw back and kill
any idea that aims to asphyxiate 
ambition--my self doubt beast will never defeat me

Copyright © Steve Voorhees

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  1. Date: 7/23/2012 3:47:00 PM
    great write love the not giving up attitude,enjoyed Steve,check my The Beast

  1. Date: 6/22/2010 5:41:00 AM
    It is a pleasure to be reading your poetry this morning Steve. Wishing you a wonderful day filled with an overload of inspiration. Hoping you will challenge yourself to use all the inspiration which you may receive today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 6:40:00 PM
    Very powerful write. i enjoyed it

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 3:20:00 PM
    so unlike your other stuff. jhl

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 3:09:00 PM
    A strong write Steve, enjoyed...P.D.