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Loving the Beast

Poetry is turning out to be a very cathartic medium, I should do this more often.

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She saw standing before her a beast,

One who would chew through her enemies.

A fear so cold it shook her to her core,

Entrenched itself in her burning soul.


Holding her hand out in invitation,

She welcomed the beast to explore.

So did the beast grip it tight,

Pulling her in to his chaotic world.


The girl was swept up off her feet,

His chest was warm, he held her tightly.

Fear turned to a sense of safety,

Despite the field of bodies behind him.


She caressed his face as they ran,

Biting gently at his neck to tease.

The beast only needed a direction,

And so she pointed out the way.


There were many on the road,

Frail and strong alike stood as obstacles.

She beckoned him to clear the path,

And at no cost but for her love did the beast obey.


Arrows of spite fell from the sky,

The beast shielded her from each one.

Nursing his wounds with the power of passion,

He only begged for more bittersweet offerings.


He ripped, he tore, and he howled with fury,

The girl in his arms safe and warm.

Spurring the beast onward to her glory,

And the beast happy to slay her burdens.

Duality Always

There's the good in this world, and there is the bad; no matter what, you are going to see both in every individual you meet. The important part of duality is you find the yin to your yang, the light to your dark, and the fire to your ice. If you cannot love the bad in someone, then you cannot fully appreciate them at their best either.

Always remember, both the good and bad in another person is what you make of it!

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 21, 2020:

Kyler,

I shared this one here.

https://www.facebook.com/101958054719811/posts/148...

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 15, 2020:

@Mitchelle: I'm really happy you enjoyed the music, it is one I cherish dearly that saw me through a lot of dark days when it was released. Still nice to look back on those memories fondly, despite the dark times.

Thanks for reading!

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 15, 2020:

@Brenda: Absolutely, a sentiment that cannot be expressed enough. Where the good is, so there is bad, and many tend to forget this; even I wish to forget and often do to my own detriment much of the time!

Hope you find the fire to your ice, and thanks for reading!

Mitchelle Peter from Dubai, U.A.E on May 15, 2020:

"Always remember, both the good and bad in another person is what you make of it!" Very well said. Could totally relate and loved reading this. I completely forgot about the song battle scars, thank you for reminding me! :)

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on May 14, 2020:

Kyler,

There is both good and bad in people.

I like how you say onr must find the fire to your ice.

Great writing.

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 13, 2020:

@MG: Too true, MG, and I am happy you enjoyed it!

Thanks for reading!

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 13, 2020:

@John: Absolutely, John, and thank you for reading!

MG Singh emge from Singapore on May 13, 2020:

Poetry is an expression of one's inner thoughts. This was a wonderful hub and a nice poem.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 13, 2020:

Yes, life is a balance. There is good and bad in all of us. Some of us lean one way or the other, but the ideal is to give the good free reign, and try to keep the bad under control. Still, as you say both sides make us who we are. Good poem.

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 12, 2020:

Thank you so much, Ivana, I'm happy you found my messages to be important!

Ivana Divac from Serbia on May 12, 2020:

Amazing, like always! This is a great poem, and it carries important messages.

Ann Carr from SW England on May 12, 2020:

You're very welcome!

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 12, 2020:

I've always felt that if we could not love the bad in someone, able to stick it out and helping the person overcome it, then we could not also appreciate the good. A very rickety and treacherous topic, one that sees many ignore the balance in favor of loneliness, or even worse supporting abusive partners. The good must support the bad, as much as the bad supports the good.

Thanks for reading Ann!

Ann Carr from SW England on May 12, 2020:

Compelling poetry. Yes, there is good and bad in us all and we have to outweigh the bad with the good, hopefully. It's not easy! It's true that without one we could not appreciate nor understand the other.

Interesting slant on that concept!

Ann

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 12, 2020:

@Ruby: Too true, we must love an individual for every facet of their being if we are to truly love them. Even if that love means encouraging a shift to healthier behavior, and holding their hand down the path of progress as we pick them up after every stumble.

Thanks for reading!

Kyler J Falk (author) from Corona, CA on May 12, 2020:

@Lorna: I'm very happy you enjoyed it, and yes, duality is a very interesting topic to explore. Good and evil, light and dark, hot and cold, and all the other wonderful facets of life that blend together to make it all an ongoing experience of amazement and wonder!

Thanks for reading!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 12, 2020:

Interesting poetry. It is only natural to have good and bad traits. We are human, to love is to accept the whole person.

Lorna Lamon on May 12, 2020:

Duality is an interesting concept - life and death or good and bad. I guess it's having the ability to strike that balance and make the best out of both worlds. Your poem is a great example of this and yet another enjoyable read.