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The Heart of a Monster

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A heart of darkness beats in staccato

Wretched beast encased in a wreath of thorns

Growling, spitting, cursing, ostinato

A shadow on the brow, a crown adorns

 

A creature rattles in his silent cage

Ribbons of pain curling around his soul

Tightening, frightening, a frenzied rage

A bile of hate and torment swallowed whole

 

But inside, the monster is just a man

Broken and bleeding, a desperate trial

To find the end, you find where he began

Hoping, pleading, to be something worthwhile

 

The road to hell is paved with good intent

And tread by weary feet into descent