O’ That Devil Inside


O’ that devil inside

Do you make yourself known

When the switch flips south

And light exits the room

Attack my thoughts

Resolve and will

To drive your intentions

Into the soul

The monster within

Exists no doubt

But I fight no longer

Only warmly embracing your presence

Driving your confusion

The grip you once had

So strong and tight

Was due to my inability

To see that the battle indeed increased your strength

Like quicksand I sunk

The more I moved

But like I said

I embrace that darkness

Because it delivers the light

No fear in this heart

Because you are here

In it


And I’m aware

Not trying to fool anyone

I tip my cap

To the times you cut me down

Now lets walk

And work this thing out

I’d like to hear what you have to say

About the years of past

How proud you may be

Of your accomplishments

And I will clap to your success

And will move on

As you know this is the beginning of a long relationship

Of me talking with you

But making choices based on light

In order to make those decisions

I must consult with you

O’ devil inside

You can show me a path

One I don’t have to take

But to ignore you is not bliss

It’s ignorance



So let’s take a walk

I want to hear what you have to say

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  • Omnipleasant
    February 22, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    The quicksand metaphor is going to stick I believe.

  • dotedon
    February 23, 2014 at 3:47 am

    Hi Evan,
    You inspired me! I wanted to say I borrowed one of your inspirational quotes… You can see it here: http://dotedon.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/day-10/ Thank you!!

  • Ms. Me
    February 23, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Reblogged this on Breaking The Barriers .

  • þrettán
    February 23, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Reblogged this on A L I B I.

  • sweeva
    February 24, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Breaking barrier indeed !

    • sweeva
      February 24, 2014 at 1:39 am

      barriers ooops 🙂 great piece , I love it !!

  • Bijbelvorsers
    February 24, 2014 at 5:37 am

    That is the trap where most people fall into. Like quicksand they are attracted with what can be on offer. We all have “the monster within” which we can either follow or go the other way, looking for the light in the dark.

  • Writing to Freedom
    February 24, 2014 at 9:32 am

    beautiful description of the journey to embrace our fears and wounded ego.Thanks!

  • Awkward Al
    February 25, 2014 at 4:18 am

    Reblogged this on Monsters Of My Mind.

  • thechristianrant
    October 13, 2014 at 8:55 am

    This was deep!! Poetry is such an original thought!! And the expression was amasing

  • Julia Manuel
    November 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I agree, quicksand is mesmerizing…as is this piece. Thank you! And many thanks for following my new blog! I’m honoured ☺ looking forward to reading more of your posts. Peace, love & light,, jules

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  • eloisedesousa
    December 10, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Fantastic poem! I love the different take on not ignoring that devil inside but listening and making choices from the light and not the dark. Beautiful!

  • ss
    December 14, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Wow !! Love it …great post …

  • wiseoldrosey
    December 15, 2014 at 7:18 am

    WOW! True that… I love it so true & real… You need to accept the dark to allow the light, feel the pain to reach full joy & so on… Toooooo many people hide from their demons not realizing they are feeding them & making them stronger in doing so… LOVE LOVE keep being a talented mofo dear sir 😊👍❤️

  • scottsthoughts27
    January 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Beautiful poem!! No need to take a walk with him; just acknowledge he is there but he is very weay for the betterman.

  • scottsthoughts27
    January 19, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Oops weak not weay. I can’t type

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  • 1weaver
    February 18, 2015 at 5:01 am

    a hope this poem gets a million views!