Not this Beast

Unburried roots


I am not this beast 

as you'd referred to me

though he does 

live inside of me


in my gut

and he's been trying to escape

so he's been tearing me apart

from the inside


I feel his gnarly claws



ripping my guts out


but he's not yet free

and I'll not allow him to be

he showed his ugly face

it was such a disgrace


shapeshifter ...


made himself look 

like he was me

but I tell you

My face does not look like that


if only you'd looked closely

you'd have been able to see

I am not this vial being

My heart is open and free


always loving 

everything and everyone around me

no longer will I allow him

to live


this parasite

he will die tonight

and I will wake up

to my beautiful new life

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I loved this, and I'm being honest. This poem needs a little work and it could be amazing. Very cool idea! This poem is emotionally raw and so intense. I think it takes a special touch to make people feel your words. THE TITLE IS AWESOME! It's what drew me in and I was like "I know I'm gonna like this one because that's an awesome title." It's just such a cool idea. It makes me think of the original case of a supposed werewolf. Back in the day (and by that I mean like medieval times) this one guy believed he was possessed by a wolf spirit. He believed that his true form had become a wolf monster and that he could shape shift into a human by reversing his skin so that his fur was on the inside of his skin. Creepy, right?

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Oh yes this was very raw. I

Oh yes this was very raw. I had had a falling out with a friend at the time but I also had been infected with botulism. which was extremely painful and I almost died I could have. And I didn't go to the hospital. It was awful. I don't think I ever fully recovered but that beast is dead! its way better when I read it aloud.I'm definitely with you on that it could use some work though...

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