The Inner Victim

March 8, 2013
By Wontgiveup17 PLATINUM, Normal, Illinois
Wontgiveup17 PLATINUM, Normal, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Life beats down and crushes the soul but art reminds you that you have one. -Stella Adler
He who lives upon hope will die fasting.
-Benjamin Franklin
If you're absent during my struggle. Don't expect to be present during my success.


His deeply curious mind
thriving for something more than extraordinary.
Trampling the small sense of his detestable reality.
Hiding in the dreary darkness
created by this scientific disgrace.

Tying good and evil into a noose,
hanging him on a string of horror.
The monster destroying all hope of return.
Taking Jekyll into captivity of the soul.
Eternally forsaken by the ones he once knew.

Soon the beast within is irrepressible.
The sinister eyesore of a man
solitary in a disturbed silence.
His abominable features sneering
showing a displeasing fire
of unremitting madness.

The cold emptiness inside hi hollow eyes,
having no sympathy for his helpless victim.
Jekyll being forcibly overthrown
by this hellish creature.
As if he were not the creator
but a mere puppet to Hyde.

The only way to end the battle
with this lusus naturae
is to end the life of the man who created it.
Jekyll.
Fighting against the extreme power
of ones own vile inner reflection.
He soon evanesces into
the cracks of the lifeless.


The author's comments:
I wrote this poem about the ongoing struggle in the book "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". There is so much inner conflict in the book but it also represents us as people. We all have a little Hyde and Jekyll in us, constantly battling each other to have power. It's who we let win in the end that shows our true strength.

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on Jul. 12 2014 at 11:19 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

No-one has commented on this??? I agree with what you're saying in your poem! And what you said! So true! I hope more people see that! Thanks for the great poems and sharing this!


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