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Poison of the heart

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Poison of the heart

I am the worst type of poison. 
I do not work quickly, nor 
quietly. In fact, it takes a long 
while for my lethal nature to 
be revealed. At first I seem as 
if a candy or a hot, home 
cooked meal on a cold night. 
My victims are at first 
overjoyed to have me....
But as time passes, the joy 
fades to numbness, the life and 
light you once had fade, and 
what you swore you would 
always love you begin to hate. 
Yet still you take of my poison, 
determined to be right, that I 
am the one that is meant to be 
and all will turn out fine. More 
time passes and you try your 
best to go on but now you find 
that others blame you for the 
anger and pain you are going 
through. No one notices the 
poison I made destroying 
everything you thought you 
knew. 
Then finally the day comes, 
you are at the end of your 
rope but still you take the 
poison as if searching for some 
sign of hope. And so with pity 
and some morbid sense of 
mercy I deal the final blow: I 
leave you alone in the dark 
and call it saving you, all the 
while knowing it was I who 
broke you. 
I am the worst type of poison: 
a lie, a fantasy, a wolf in 
sheep's clothing. A 
misconception of the mind and 
heart despite my many 
warnings. But who is to blame 
the poison, I can not change 
the way I was made; but nor 
can I blame those who take 
me for they are only trying to 
save me. 
My only question left 
unanswered is how many times 
will I destroy before my poison 
itself completely destroys me.

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  1. Date: 11/17/2012 11:07:00 AM
    Very dark, flowing and breath takingly beautiful. I love it. :)