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I had written this poem to stretch my imagination, by trying to write from a darker perspective and adding sinister consequences to the choices we are all faced with in life. In it's own subtle way, it is saying that we have the choice on how strong this "creature of the night" or darker side of us, truly is in the end....

I hadn't thought to submit this particular poem immediately, until I saw the poem by Poet DeVine called "Siren's Serenade", it's very similar..... so, here is the feeding......

The Feeding

the life I see of misery
upon me it depends
to make it hale or make it meek
feeding it with my sins

my doubts are its favorite drink
and upon my fear it sups
of my resistance it never thinks
it knows that I’ll give up

once I sought the light of day
a folly at its best
the darker path a better way
to give my soul unrest

in the shadows of my mind
in the darkness found therein
lurks the creature of the night
feeding upon my sins

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