Angels and Demons

by CJ Maleney   Jul 4, 2017


Is there an angel on my shoulder?
One that's keeping me alive,
Protecting me from grievous harm,
From the stupid, dangerous stuff I've tried.

Does a demon reside within me?
Who's teeth and claws are razor sharp,
changing what should be pleasant thoughts
Into things sinister and dark.

An angel guarding my heart and soul,
With a demon spitting in his face,
Each calculating the others move,
As they circle round and pace.

Each giving me their options,
Both devising their own plans
They forget I have my own choice to make
I was created to be man

So does that angel on my shoulder
Fight that demon that's within?
Because at this time I could not tell you
Which one is going to win!

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  • 5 months ago

    by Em

    Craig.. I think we all have this angel/demon thing on our shoulders and it's difficult to decide between them sometimes especially when pizzas involved (just kidding) in all seriousness though we all try and make the right decisions but other things come in the way and we make the same mistake in making the wrong choice but these choices shape who we are today. I loved this and the sort of humour within it, maybe that's just me and it was meant to be one of your more serious ones.

    Take care, Em

    • 5 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Moi ! Serious ? Never lol.

      OK sometimes. It's a bit of both to be honest. It started off kinda light and morphed into something slightly darker.

      That happens sometimes as things flow

      Craig x

  • 5 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Excellent imagery good and evil great poem x

  • 5 months ago

    by Ren

    Another excellent write by you, Craig!

    "An angel guarding my heart and soul,
    With a demon spitting in his face,
    Each calculating the others move,
    As they circle round and pace."
    ^^
    Love these lines!!

    • 5 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      I had a vision of them in my head squaring up.

      Always said my head was random lol

  • 5 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Craig, this is great! Yes, your rhymes are fantastic and the message, I can relate to it very much!

  • 5 months ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Craig,
    We all have moments when we question if its going to be a dark path in our future or a light one.
    Well done in expressing this. The rhyming is spot on.Well done.

    • 5 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      We always aim for the light and try to be that better person but sometimes temper and darker thoughts win and ya kinda think.

      "Why be nice, why be magnanimous"

      Sometimes you just think and think and think.

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