It Needs To End

by CJ Maleney   Jul 11, 2018


You try to close the coffin
But the thing inside wants out
It claws and scratches at the lid
How it screams and how it shouts

You want to sink it in the earth
So it won't see the light of day
But the creature you have in that box
Simply will not fade away

It's clever, cunning and devious
It will skulk in silence for a while
This is but a temporary state of being
It holds too much evil and too much bile

You give in to the obvious fact
That to kill it you must fight
You have to end it once and for all
You're resigned to snubbing out it's life

This really shouldn't fall to you
But somehow you have been drawn in
To a world of malice, pain and suffering
Just how did this begin?

Evil comes in many forms
It often hides within plain sight
But when eventually it revels itself
You must do what is just and what is right

So you take a breath and open the box
And you see the vile thing rise
Hold your will, show not fear but strength
Then watch the light fade from its eyes

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  • 3 weeks ago

    by Maple Tree

    This is a very powerful piece, and it touches on various topics in my mind as well as the darkness it brings. In my mind while reading this poem, I see a precious person fighting a darkness within, perhaps an addiction/ skeleton in the closet that are trying to fight or overcome. To be able to face such darkness is truly a challenge in life, this poem touches that power and strength in a positive and loving way. Excellent!

    • 3 weeks ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Once again thank you so much xxx

  • 2 months ago

    by Michael

    Craig,
    A dark tone all through this piece, and you have mastered it well

    Michael :0

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      I like a little dark and twisty every now and then lol.

      Craig

  • 2 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Thanks guys and big thanks to em for the nomination

    Regards

    Craig

  • 2 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I have to agree you did an amazing job with this one. Glad to see it nominated. All the very best

  • 2 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Just brilliant Craig! Em beat me to nominate it and it's well deserved! :-) x
    =^.^=

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