The Serpent
Author: Christina


Take off your mask
The one that shields how ugly you are,
with your black heart and bloodshot eyes
Show your hands, the claws
You use them to hold on in a "loving" embrace
Your serpent tongue slithers,
forked like a road
Choose the path that leads to me, you say,
I will never hurt you
The heat from your body creates steam
and clouds judgment
Cold-blooded one, grab your prize
try them on for size,
rip them apart, take what you want,
and add them to the growing pile
Replace your mask, smile for the world
Nobody will get in your way
Set out to find another innocent one,
and don't worry about who you hurt today


Comments on this poem/writing:

Pamela ( -- Thursday, January 15 2004, 03:01 am

Holy Crap!

Um, that was a killer poem. Killer, as in blow my mind awesome. This person that you speak of, I think there is a large family of them out there and I have known a few. I can't believe that somebody found the words describe the harshness of it all. Wow.
Tarna ( -- Friday, January 16 2004, 06:26 am

You tell um!

I think I have met a few like that over the years too. The blood being sucked right out of your heart embrasured with a straw. Very powerful poem... I could see and feel the anger as this person was told in poetic fashion, of the true worth of their actions.
Bravo Bravo...
Lady Eryemil ( -- Sunday, January 18 2004, 05:00 pm


The world is full of what you just descrived, they are everywhere, I've met a few of them before, I think pretty much everyone has. Like dear Pamela said, pretty good job making those ugly-hearted people into such beautiful poetry.
Christina ( -- Thursday, January 22 2004, 12:41 am

Thank you

Pamela, Tarna, and Lady Eryemil...your comments are truly appreciated. It's sickening that people like I described exist, but they are there for a reason--to make us stronger; mentally and emotionally.
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