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The Exorcism

A. W. Nutter

Plagued with a cancerous infection
Tempting the spirit, devouring the mind
Experiences dividing the outward reflection
Which personification will the flesh be defined

The hymns they sang still resonate at night
Their hands reminding him of being defiled
Believing they could make Satan take flight
Cringing as they touched this naked child

Sadistic pleasures creating mental chains
As the fanatics invoked their incantations
Vacant eyes revealing my sinful stains
They Give up on God's abomination

Struggling to adorn the robes of normality
Fighting the shadows and the demonic seed
Exorcising the demon a religious fallacy
By the portal of death will the child be freed

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  1. Date: 9/24/2012 5:55:00 AM
    i finally find poetry so beautifully dark. i love how simple yet how much it pulls u in. beautiful .

  1. Date: 9/14/2010 9:50:00 PM
    A well thought out poem. Thanks!

  1. Date: 9/6/2010 9:35:00 PM
    written with intensity and depth, love this. Harry

  1. Date: 9/6/2010 3:04:00 PM
    Soup mail returned, Anthony. Thank you for sharing. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 4:29:00 PM
    Anthony, scary write, I like it though. the old movie the exorcsim scared the pants off of me. don't like demonic movies.

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 8:04:00 AM
    To begin with, thank you so much for your very kind and encouraging comment on my poem, "My Way"..much appreciated.....now on to the comment proper...My goodness I am still shaking...this was such a powerful and SCARY piece..I find I can hardly tear my eyes away from that final stanza..WOW! in poetry, Dory

  1. Date: 9/5/2010 12:10:00 AM
    scary....wriiten very dark good job!

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 4:39:00 PM
    wow..u really know how to use ur words...this one is hella intense..great job...

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 3:50:00 PM
    Just saw that new movie The last exorcism.... Great write you have here. a breathe offresh air to the norm Michael

  1. Date: 9/3/2010 12:53:00 PM
    have you tried Black Petals? great imagination at work.

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 5:39:00 PM
    a scary write and very well written! So nice to see you in my comment section again it's been a long time! Light & love

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 4:08:00 PM
    Anthony, I was raised Catholic but don't believe in exorcism. This poor child probably had a mental illness. Your last line is right on target! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 11:50:00 AM
    Another well written poem of yours with freaky imagery and premise~Chris

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 11:08:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts that you have penned in this one..Demon possession still exist which is not good...Sara

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 10:12:00 AM
    Yes, wow! what a write, enjoyed,,p.d.

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 6:41:00 AM
    o my God...reminds me of seeing the excorist as a child...light stayed on for a month...only thing scarier to me was the shining

  1. Date: 9/2/2010 5:52:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Anthony. I will not be reading poetry for a few days as I will be gone from Friday until Monday. I look forward to reading more of your poetry when I return. I wish you a weekend filled with good health, love, and loads of inspiration. Love and Blessings, Carol