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Running in Place on My Way to Church

My mind has been stained with a past
with effects I pray that don’t last (God bless)
I shoo my demons away
ensurin’ one good deed a day (God bless)

Elicit an interest, I’m happy to visit
a show – quite unwillin’ to miss it
And if you’re a demon, you’re not on the list
Held a gesture that may seem explicit

Exhausted and sweaty, my hands in the air
as I’m praisin’ the lord as my savior
Demeanor is just, showin’ nothin’ but care,
second-guessing my tender behavior

Belated display of this human decay
as forgiveness is out of my way
With nothin’ to say, my silence speaks volumes
I call you, appalled to this day

The demons appear to be trustworthy
but trust me, do not be deceived
and open your eyes as I beg that you hurry
because otherwise it’s a shock you’ll receive

I know in my heart that I’m playin’ the part
of a victim who luckily listens
The voices who lust for a shatter of trust
are now quiet and seemingly missin’

My mind has been stained with a past
with effects I pray that won’t last (God bless)
I banish my demons away
as I leave with little to say (God bless).

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13 Comments

  1. midnightrain

    Woah, that was incredible. The rhythm and flow of it all made it even more fun to read. I have truly missed your writing. Keep it up!

    • Thank you kindly, Midnight Maiden! I was just about to read your most recent submission so look out for my reaction to that 🙂

  2. Something about your poems make you a standout from the other writers. I commend you on such a great job on this excellent piece. Keep up the great work.

    • I truly appreciate that, Jarid. Thanks a lot for your continued support, bro!

  3. Flow, Flow, Flow, Flow, Flow!

    Damn, man..

    Just..
    DAMN! ??

    • Haha thanks a lot, Jerome! Much appreciate, brother – working on changing things up a bit so we’ll see how you guys react to new entries.

  4. The font you used is quite appropriate, really captures the inner struggle. Great conflict depicted and well executed!

    • Much appreciated, man – thanks a lot 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. gembone

    Popping in to say you’ve got another fan of this piece. Really enjoyed getting lost in the story.

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