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What Lurks Within

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What Lurks Within

           What Lurks Within

Were it once a bright and honest form
Un-pestered by the flies now round it swarm
The purity be gone, though be deceptions fault
Un-blamed and yet desires could not halt
Offered such a power which man can only dream
And wore the coat, perfectly, seam to seam
Doomed to haunt and carry out the deeds
Unearth the weak and in them plant the seeds
Ease out the good that lives in every heart
Cause conscience and the senses fall apart
And with each take, his strength to reinforce
To change the destiny of human course
In plain sight, amongst us to reside
Familiar, has no need of us to hide 
Innocent his face to all appears
His presence is not felt, till mind he sears
The curious be tempted, least to take a peep
That instant found new blood has he to creep
He draws you there with his, and your own sin
I beg, I beg, never dare, to see, what lurks within

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  1. Date: 5/10/2013 11:03:00 PM
    Read this one again, Richard. You write so well. :) Soup Mail

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 11:51:00 AM
    Richard, very powerful view as we walk next to the clutches of evil. Very well written

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 1:22:00 AM
    he sounds like he could even be a vampire!! gosh, I can't believe it but I found a poem I"d never seen of yours by coming to this one. Nicely done!

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 10:53:00 AM
    wow... I'm keeping away from this shadow... I don't like the meaning of expressing my sins... and the reasons we fall easily to the conscience within... clever poem and thoughts...Linda

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 11:16:00 PM
    What lurks within is that. We must not run away, Richard. There is someone who can fight our monsters for us. Infact, knowing what lurks within makes us realize we are not Ok...we can't heal ourselves...we need a Savior....Agony Aunt has spoken... thanks for your sweet comment on Intensity. You made me glad.

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 8:03:00 PM
    In reality something lurks within all people. What expresses itself is the part that we choose to feed. Really enjoyed this poem, very eloquently expressed.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 3/29/2013 8:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's exactly what I'm saying Richard. 'With his, and your own sin'. Thanks for the comment
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:57:00 AM
    Powerful Richard! Good luck in the contest!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 3/29/2013 8:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Craig
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 7:44:00 AM
    - Regardless .... the innermost part of all hearts there is something good .... A very good poem Richard. - Happy Easter! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 3/29/2013 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Regardless ? I know you're a forgiving people Anne but there are those with dead hearts. What about Anders Breivik, in your own recent history. I think you mean it's people like us faced with people like this that have the good hearts and the strength to turn away from the forces that drive them.
  1. Date: 3/29/2013 3:11:00 AM
    Richard very cool write...Happy Easter...David

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 3/29/2013 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you David. Happy Easter to you
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 4:16:00 PM
    Richard; This is very well written and It sure makes us think. You know what - I don't want to find out. Thanks for sharing. happy Easter. Lucilla

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 3/28/2013 6:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    In that case Lucilla, my job is done, another soul saved, am happy