Everyone has felt the green headed monster,
has tasted its bitter aftertaste on the tips of their tongues,
has touched the inky darkness that had enclosed their heart.
has seen the red haze cloud the sunny skies.
The gentle flicker of a smile hides unbearable pain,
the sharp pangs of suffering pulls on heartstrings,
their eyes burn with hidden sight they wish they did not have.
You may think you know what you deserve,
But the monster inside knows what you need.
And fueled by bitterness and necessity,
It feasts on what it desires even if it may not come to pass.
When the inner beast desires to escape its prison,
attempting to fight a harsh reality,
That's when you know that though you may look like a savage,
it is life that is the true beast.