Rainey Daze and Crazy Nights

Poetry, Paintings, and Ponderings: Through My Eyes

The Beast Within July 11, 2012

I am cloaked in my words
Hidden behind politeness and niceties
My dark inner beast hides
Peeking out in small spurts of anger
Viciously clawing and cutting
The softer side of me
I swallow him whole
Bitter acid floods my throat
But I swallow again, and I win
The beast is contained, safety inside
Unable to lash out at the world
He can only harm me
I am strong, stronger than he
I take the pain of holding him
He claws and chews
Shredding my soul
I smile and clamp my teeth
The beast will never win.