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Darker Me

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Darker Me

Have you seen the alternate me
My darker self
He sits on the edge of shadows
Waiting to devour
Consume
Eviscerate 
There was a time he ruled
His appetites satisfied
Nothing could stand in his way
He tied my mind in barbed wire
I could not move
Heart and soul shredded with knives
In that other life
Yet that was not to be
I was stronger in the end
I didn't break 
I was able to bend
The real me emerged
I came with a surge
Lifted up from the muck
More than just luck
I was given grace
A better nature to chase
Light shone on my face
My darker nature fled
He wanted me dead
I chose to be led
Drank the wine ate the bread
Still if you look close you'll see
There in the shadows
The darker me
Anorexic
Impotent
Caged
Yet still a part of me
There in the shadows
Waiting
Wanting to consume
Now he is bound
Encased in his own wire
Kept from me by fire
From a power that is higher
Yet I will not rest
Even though I'm blessed
Darkness is my test
a choice to make every day
He invites me to play
I say go away
Evaporate 
Except your fate

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  1. Date: 6/4/2013 1:18:00 PM
    This sincerely touched me. My favorite from yours! So often I've felt this way and you captured that moment perfectly. It's up to us to be stronger than our dark side. Incredible write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 6/5/2013 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Caleah, I am honored you like it.
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Wow Rick....this write is extremely deep! We all have a dark side that our inner light keeps at bay. Those that let their light go out are destined for a life of despair. Powerful message you penned. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/26/2013 12:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good morning Cecilia. I definately don't want a life of despair.
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 12:52:00 PM
    So spiritually powerful ! To overcome the darkness of ourselves in order to strive for a higher realm is sometimes an endless battle. Strong inspiration for the soul :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/25/2013 2:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Karen, I appreciate you thoughtful visits.
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 11:43:00 AM
    There is just NO stopping you is there.Have a great day

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/25/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the good wishes, I hope your day is improving.
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 9:41:00 AM
    This was so well put together... I love how you described it! It's so true... when you reach for a higher calling it doesn't mean all your weaknesses go away... or your doubts, or your temptations. They are apart of you no matter what (just think of white blood cells and how they are in a constant fight against evil toxins... they never truly win... it's an ongoing battle).

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/25/2013 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good example Tim, l I like it.
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 7:41:00 AM
    This is a professional level poem. It scored 1.79 on the Poetry Assessor http://115.146.95.34/poetry/

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/25/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    First time I have seen this type of message.