Short Poem (Struggle)

O filthy beast within me

Your presence has no place here

An island of purity afar off I see

A purity known and unknown, still not near

How can it be that this beast dwells within me

Like an old oak tree with roots grown deep in my heart

But this wicked flesh

O filthy beast within me, O animal of lust


written by Jerome Danner


(Originally starting writing for my old and now defunct “Watch Your Theology” website back a couple of years, but just now posting.  May add more verses down the road.)

Published by Jerome Danner

I am a part-time blogger and writer. I have been an educator in the past and worked for a college. I dream a lot about being a lyricist and a full-time writer. When I am not writing, then I am usually chasing after a soon-to-be 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. Please feel free to send me your questions, thoughts, and/or comments at:!

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