The Devil Inside
Who are you to call me sinner?
Cast me out and watch me burn,
because your own mind has tempted you?
Are you foolish enough to think
I have lived my own life
with the destruction of your moral fiber
my only goal?
You have convinced yourself,
through these chains of irrational thought
and shocking glimpses of complete insanity,
that you will save this poor lost soul
who knows not of the devil that has possessed
her fragile being.
Have you forgotten,
I know you not?
This soul is mine alone to save!
Your “god”, your “good book”,
will not be sold to me
by a preacher bathed in snake oil,
wrapped in sheep’s clothing,
adorned like the false idols
you speak so feverishly against.
You demand me take to my knees!
In worship, in prayer, in the name of “God!”
But it is your own name,
you desire to hear whispered
in gasping breaths
amongst your purifying flames.
This guilt you speak of
is not my burden,
for it is your heart that weighs heavy.
the devil is alive inside
and he wants you…not me.
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