The Devil Within

The Devil Within

In the shadows
of the mind
Vile thoughts 
reside in
cavernous corners
Tricking us
Fooling us
into believing 
there is nothing,
only darkness
But in the black
they lay in wait
until we choose
to entertain them
Throwing light
Giving them life
Until they inhabit
our being with
iniquity
and hypocrisy


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Word Prompts

Trick - Stream of Consciousness 
Shadows - RDP

  8 comments for “The Devil Within

  1. October 31, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    So beautifully written Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      October 31, 2020 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks so much Sadje! I really appreciate it ☺️

      • October 31, 2020 at 11:16 pm

        You’re welcome my friend

  2. November 1, 2020 at 11:59 am

    I loved this, Dear!! Especially the last lines – and “iniquity”!!!
    xoxo
    😘💕🌹😁

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2020 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks Chuck! Yes, I love that word. I always liked the expression “a den of iniquity’ 😧

  3. November 8, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    Exactly! Love the way you have written this, Christine. ❤️😊

    • Christine Bolton
      November 8, 2020 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks Punam 🙂💕

      • November 8, 2020 at 3:15 pm

        My pleasure, dear. ❤️

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