The evil grin



Pah. Evil you say, the guts and gore
Spielberg had special effects darling
Dead is dead and you feel it no more
What I do best, is more evil for sure

See, the thing to remember
The thing to revere
Is that it's lurking inside each one of you dear
Some minds are weaker, some bodies weaker still
But you'll all soon crack, if we find the right pill

My favourite kind, the worst one to bear
The one that would have you tear limb from limb, hair from hair,
You'll corrode to a wafer, a shell, a mere shadow of a being
That grinning scowl that appears, is the demon you're seeing
He comes but a few times, no fear about that
But once you've seen the face of evil, there's no going back

That grin, those eyes, they carve into your soul,
Your mind is now weary, damage has taken it's toll
See the evil you question, the evil you seek
Is inside you, buried down fast asleep
A few small things rouse the beast deep inside
He takes over your mind and your own soul must hide

That evil itself cannot be fought off
Your body is the vessel, there's no need to scoff
You brought him forth, didn't you?
You broke your control
Well buckle up darling, this won't be a stroll

The devastation is done
The corpses laid bare
The pills are scattered
The chair kicked from under there

The demon called forth has no chance of losing
If he fails in his aims, then you'll be his choosing

We wouldn't want that, deep breaths and keep calm
The demon gets both, eventually, that's part of his charm
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Submitted on September 25, 2016

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAX XCCDD EEBBXX FFXXGG HHXFF XEXE BB XX
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,436
Words 283
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 5, 6, 6, 5, 4, 2, 2

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