The Devil Within

(written September 2022)

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She sleeps alone on the cold sheets of melancholy dreams.

No one hears her songs of lament or her silent screams.

By day she walks the streets shrouded in despair.

A mistress of disguise, she covers her eyes from the light she now despises.

Darkness is her only friend, her prince and her knight.

There is no need to hide the sadness that permeates her skin in his presence, so she gives herself freely for every carnal sin.

At the break of dawn, she hides again.

Then she waits for her knight to return and alleviate her pain as he ignites the devil within.

Copyright © 2023 Maggie Watson
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Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and Soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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