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The Beast Within

Rating: 4.3

Has someone told you how difficult it is?
To tame the beast within
He growls, he howls, he lynches, he mauls,
He does all he can to taint you with sin
A man's face, a serpent's tail, a dragon's weight on the soul
A foul smell emanates from him
And he truly deserves the deep, dark, infernal hole
Many men have fallen prey
To his evil plot!
But there are a few, who have slain the beast,

With a single shot!
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Sunday, June 21, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: angel,dark,motivation
Nosheen Irfan 04 February 2016

The question at the end is a very significant one. We all have a battle raging inside us...battle between good n evil. But there's a very subtle difference between the two, hence the question of how to distinguish one from the other. Great work.10

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Zvikov Chirema 27 January 2016

Hmmmm, the light is known from the darkness... Nice poem

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Akhtar Jawad 28 July 2015

A great and thoughtful poem.................................

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Ayman Parray 29 July 2015

Thank you sir, for your kind and thoughtful words

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Sandra Feldman 26 July 2015

Excellent! You have poetically and perfectly described, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. With very much intensity, the picture arrives. Robert Louis Stevenson would have been very proud!

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Ayman Parray 26 July 2015

Thanks so much Sandra, for your kind and poetic words. If Sandra Feldman says its excellent, I believe it is.

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Valsa George 22 July 2015

Within us reside the angel and the devil.... Those who succeed in slaining the beast are saved! But sometimes we fail to distinguish between the angel and the devil and there our sad predicament begins! A poem short and simple but containing deep thoughts! The diction is powerful too! Enjoyed!

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Ayman Parray 22 July 2015

Thank you Valsa, It gives me immense pleasure that you enjoyed one of my poems

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Nel Omofolarin 19 July 2015

It's in all of us. We all struggles with to keep the devil & beast within in modest check.sometimes it outwits us & we just acts animal-like.thanks for the great piece Ayman. God bless you

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Ayman Parray 19 July 2015

Yes indeed in all of us. I am amazed by the commitment and convictions of those who are able to vanquish it. Thanks, God bless you too.

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Aisha Rehman 30 June 2015

Wonderful piece. I really liked it. A true picture of human being. Thanks for sharing.

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Ayman Parray 10 July 2015

Gratitude my friend. Thank you.

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Ayman Parray 17 July 2015

Thanks, Aisha. A true picture of me sometimes I would say :)

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Introspective and a very thought provoking poem indeed.

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Ayman Parray 04 July 2015

Thank you for taking the time to read and appreciate, gratitude.

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Truly, some have slained the beast with a single shot.History has witnessed it and shall witness it.We all are destined to do so, but, our weakness overtakes us.Loved reading the poem.Thanks for sharing.

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Ayman Parray 04 July 2015

We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Great indeed are the ones who have slain the beast with a single shot.

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Kelly Kurt 21 June 2015

A very thought provoking poem, Ayman. We are our own masters and with discipline can control our inner beast (Psychologists call it the Id) Some call it the devil, but in any case, we have the capacity to slay it. Well written. Peace

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Ayman Parray 21 June 2015

Thank you Kelly, for the educative and inspiring review. I am always looking forward to a comment from you, a motivating and educating friend.

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