Battle of an Inner Demon
Living in wake of a nightmare
Lying drenched in a fearful sweat
Shivering, jumping at every small noise
Eyes darting about, ever suspicious
What could have frightened you so?
What monster plagues your soul?
What inner demon rages inside?
What unanswered question burns in your mind?
A blood curdling scream fills your head
You clutch at your ears, fighting to cease it
But it does no good, the sound filters through
You claw at your head, leaving behind bloody scratches
Set it on fire! I’ll be rid of the sound!
Your emotions leak out, fueling the kindling
But you need a spark, to light the fire
Your demon rushes past, wing tip caressing the ground
He swoops in, going in for the kill
His wings graze the ground
Sparks are showering all around
You step into his path, aware of your fate
Little flares erupt where his wings kiss the ground
Closer! O! If only he could come closer!
You pray, entreat Lucifer, Hades the Devil and Satan
That his demon come closer and end your torture
He soars closer, circling, taunting,
Knowing full well what you want
The flames about him flare rampant now
You pray one of the catches to seal the deal
Finally, success! After an agonizing eternity
Your feet burst into flame, envelope your body
They surge ever upward, licking at your face
The scream in your head disappears
It is drowned out by your own screams
Screaming as your soul is ripped
From your mortal body with sickening snaps of bone
Your immortal self floats now, looking around
Behold! Your new home! Behold! Your new Master!
Harken unto him, for he rules you now
Gaze into his eyes, prostrate yourself before him
You begged for his mercy, but alas!
The Devin shows no quarter
He takes what he wants, no thought of others
So now, you ponder. Was it the right thing to do?
Should you have cried out to another instead?
Entreated your Heavenly Father?
Begged mercy of the great Goddess?
Would they, perhaps, have shown love?
It’s too late, unfortunately, to try now!
Once you make a pact with Lucifer,
His Holiness turns a blind eye
The Goddess of aye ignores your cry
No one shows mercy, no one longer cares
So the deal is done. Signed in blood
By your own hand. To the Devil
Does your soul belong now
But, what of your immortal fate?
You may have escaped a horrible mortal life
But, alas, you must spend the rest of eternity
In his service, suffering, doing his bidding
The price paid, for battling your inner demon.
Or is it?