Author's note: I was inspired to write this poem after finishing the Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom anime series for a class assignment. My classmates enjoyed it and I hope that you shall too.
The Assassin's Mind
Written by M. F.
Half of my soul sleeps within this tortured mind that is in an eternal struggle,
Against a foe that I cannot predict and defeat my only choice is to defend,
My mind from this subconscious threat that can kill over a thousand men,
With deadly control over my body and mind it creates unwanted trouble,
So I can only watch and do nothing as I commit acts that are amoral,
Willingly egger to destroy humanity while wearing a mask of sin,
I patiently wait for all the ceaseless bloodshed to finally end,
All of my future hope and sanity lost in a downward spiral,
My defense is gone as I fall into the blood soaked chasm,
The red twilight darkness consuming all of my soul,
Forever lost and without a way for me to return,
I am nothing more than a puppet-like phantom,
Trapped inside my mind's hellish inferno,
It is for that final exit of death that I now yearn.