Beast in Pain

There is a feral beast trapped inside of me that suffers

She weeps and roars and pounds hard on her dungeon's door 

A smothering embrace; noone cares to accept the love She offers

Her pathos and tumult within have force enough to start a war

And though I have her well contained, claws trimmed and all;

while I have Her locked away, I even had Her put in chains...

I can still hear Her scratcing from the other side of my wall.

I know you feel better when you see me tug Her reigns

And I do; but I can't hate Her becase, you see, She's mine

So I let Her out every once in a blue moon; after all-

-too much passion is Her only crime...


◄ Starchild's Spell

Funny, Funny ►


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Mae Foreman

Sat 6th Jul 2019 22:27

Thank you Jane for all your kind words!?

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jane wilcock

Sat 6th Jul 2019 21:21

Hi Mae
I have read some of your poems and congratulations on poem of the week. I absolutely adore this poem!

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Mae Foreman

Wed 26th Jun 2019 18:40

Thank you John! I'm glad you like it?

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John Stojevich

Wed 26th Jun 2019 17:53

well poised. expressive and exposing.

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Mae Foreman

Sat 22nd Jun 2019 14:07

Thank you so much dear C.Q!
I'm glad you like it?

<Deleted User> (19708)

Fri 21st Jun 2019 22:06


This brings out great images. Thank you!


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Mae Foreman

Sun 16th Jun 2019 08:49

Thanks a lot Vautaw! I'm glad I reached you ?

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Sun 16th Jun 2019 04:38

That last line packs a punch! Beautiful poem that I can certainly relate to. Thanks for sharing! ?

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Mae Foreman

Sat 15th Jun 2019 09:04

I totally get everything you just said dear Don. Absorbing some of its strength... I never thought about it that way... Initially the poem ended in two separate from the rest of the body lines:

"Her only crime is too much passion
Thanks to Her I know compassion "

Albeit poetically unfortunate, it's true!

Thank you Don?

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Mae Foreman

Sat 15th Jun 2019 08:55

Thank you both!

Wayne thank you for taking the time to read, glad you enjoyed!

Jason, I do feel a bit self-conscious sometimes about that side of me, I fear it overwhelms people but keeping "The Best" caged all the time can't be good...One's got to defuse every once in a while, right?!
Thank you ?

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Don Matthews

Sat 15th Jun 2019 08:50

We seem to have a similar way of describing our situations Mae, if I read you correctly.

I can understand what you're saying. Locking the beast in a dungeon, it pounding on the doors, chaining it up. Yes, you can't hate her. You let her out occasionally. Too much passion is her only crime.

My demon mania I also keep in a cage . I keeps baying to be let out. Can't do this as it would cause mayhem. I can't hate it. It's part of me.I can't let it out so stand by the cage and absorb some of it's energy. Too much passion is also my only demon's crime.

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Wayne McLellan

Sat 15th Jun 2019 01:36

Enjoyed this, thanks for sharing Mae?

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Jason Bayliss

Sat 15th Jun 2019 00:46

Well, personally I think you're an excellent rhymer Mae, this is very, very good. I love the caged beast, I used to let mine out to play, but too many responsibilities now to grab that tiger by the tail. Take my advice, don't always cage her, because the day will come when you won't be able to open the door and let her out, so do it just a little bit while you can.

J. x

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Mae Foreman

Fri 14th Jun 2019 20:40

Thank you dear Dorothy! Your words bring me solace ?
Thank you ?

<Deleted User> (21487)

Fri 14th Jun 2019 20:37

nurture the beast - she is special - you really don't want to lose her,
what would you have left?


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Mae Foreman

Fri 14th Jun 2019 20:10

Thanks Brian! I'm not the best of rhymers but I do try!
Thank you?

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Brian Maryon

Fri 14th Jun 2019 19:56

Well constructed Mae, and for me the rhyming makes it.

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