"Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry"


  • MalikPeterson

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kiss them passionately :)

"Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry"

Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry 

Kiss the demons and make them cry.
Turn their bloodlust and hatred into a vacant plight...
because when none of them are left...
we'll experience the safest night.

We were entitled to peace...
but let them rape our right...
drape our knights...
in the dullest suits of armor...
and capes of spite...
take our light...
to prevent us from taking flight.

The weight of the world isn't something...
we should have grown accustomed to making light.

Silver bullets or silver linings...
which one is for making bright...
from dark skies...
and turning sight...
to humanity's brave new heights...

which a blind man can see...
that we're not reaching.
I'm just crying out from the inside...
I'm not preaching.

Kiss the demons and make them cry.
Kill them with kindness...

They painted this picture of chilling I scribe...
we're admiring their artistry...
all the while we chide...

We all hate for the demons to rise...
but we all hate so the demons still rise...
we made the fate that deemed them ill lives...
so we take the cake and eat till demise 

The Devil's got an army...
we all salute him at times...
and do battle with our shadows...
behind enemy lines...
heads on a mantle piece...
bucking for prize...

sun shades won't  keep the flames from these gluttonous eyes.

Put an end to the madness...
let bygones die...
put the dogs of the world to sleep...
let them lie...

Kissing the demons and making them cry...
only happens when you kiss the demons...

© 2010 Malik Peterson. All Rights Reserved.

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daughterofnyx commented on "Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry"


wow. absolutely wonderful. one of my favorite poems on this site. bravo. 10 for sure.



Thank you kindly...I am glad you liked and am glad one of my pieces is your fav :)

Madelynn commented on "Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry"


This is what I have missed, lol!- Yes- kiss 'em and make 'em cry! Powerful message!! Two amazing things here, I want to hit on- first, the fact that in several areas you almost(if not totally) make the reader question- who the demons are, in the sense 'WE' are the demons/ or at least we sure the heck mingle with them! Second- What the sweet-holy format!! I love the way you fell into that badass lil' poem groove, after thoughts! well worth the kudos to you, coooool, as you be!!-peace, Maddi



Thank you so much maddi...your comments always bring smiles :)

simoneaugustus commented on "Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry"


I love all the layers of meaning here, combined flawlessly with intense imagery. I humbly bow to your talent and am anxious to read more of your stellar work!

knight4696 commented on "Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry"


Malik - NICE!!!!!!!!!! Love the metaphor - quite the insightful poem indeed. The inner struggle known as temptation .. as you state - we sometimes side with them - but one must resist to see the light - so kiss the demons and make them cry! :) Hey btw ...I resembel that remark "drape our knights... in the dullest suits of armor" ... I try to keep it polished .. jeeesh! lol! :) Great write my friend! :) Ken



Thank you Ken...I missed this one so now I am here to offer my appreciation as always lol. Cheers!!!

1990lh commented on "Kiss The Demons And Make Them Cry"


awesome this poem was so powerful and the message was profound. yep thats what i do kiss the demons and make them cry. fight hate with lu and u will confused ur ememy.



Thank you so much...and I am glad you liked it. I thank you for stopping by and appreciate it as always :)

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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