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Inside Out


By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read

She hides a hunger

That burns like fire

Hiding there under

A secret desire

Igniting the thunder

That fans the flames higher

A wild eyed wonder

Her instincts the liar

She tries to fight it

To hold it down deep

Kept it locked up inside her

Makes her feel like a freak

But now it longs to be free

Ravaging like a savage

Her imaginations disease

One seeking salvation

A warriors plea

Now filled with frustration

Deeper than the sea

She wants to surrender

Let it take its control

Stop trying to defend her

Once pure, spotless soul

But for now she’ll continue

To push it down into the hole

And she’ll remain the venue

With her demons in control

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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

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Comments (4)

  • Esala Gunathilake3 months ago

    Photo is scary but your words are lovely.

  • That was so intense and I loved it!

  • Shirley Belk3 months ago

    Kelli, that's a bad demon!

  • Andrea Corwin 3 months ago

    That photo at the top is so scary and gruesome! I loved your poem and the feelings you were expressing.

Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenWritten by Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

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