In my quest

For a heavenly love

I discovered the devil

In me.

His pitchfork stabbed my mind

Oozing toxic blackness

That tainted my thoughts

And poisoned me against me.

His hellish heat

Scorched my fragile heart

And though the ashes have blown

It remains fire-damaged.

His forked tongue

Hissed hatred into my ear

A venomous diatribe

That made me beg for silence.

I have clawed my way

Out of the abyss

But the demon still lurks within

Waiting for me to slip

And fall.


Emma H, age 26, 19/03/2017