English: Artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley f...

English: Artwork by Charles Raymond Macauley for the 1904 edition of The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Publisher: New York Scott-Thaw (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am the Jekyll to your Hyde
I am the muse that stirs your pen
I am the question deep inside
You are the now, I am the then

I am the kindness, you are the cruel
I am the judgement, you the crime
You pull the strings for me, poor fool
You are stasis, I am time

I am the Jekyll to your Hyde
I live in fear that you’ll arise
I am forsaken, you are pride
Seeking to gaze now through my eyes

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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30 Responses to Jekyll

  1. helenmidgley says:

    Loved this, awesome 🙂

  2. Poem gave me shivers. Makes me wonder if everyone has a Hyde lurking in them somewhere.

  3. Skye says:

    Loved it, Sis!!! xxxx Think we can all relate.

  4. I like this. Conjures a bit of the ego-mind and all its shenanigans.

  5. Brian Hughes says:

    I’ve found that the Hyde side of my nature sold out when I turned forty-six and went to live in the Cotswolds.

  6. howanxious says:

    true.. we are both light and dark, judge and convicted, flower and thorn, beauty and beast, love and hatred…
    great job!

  7. monocochlearmutineer says:

    In my case, it’s Jekyll and Granky… 🙂

  8. Loved the rhytym, this was fabulous to read!

  9. Mike says:

    A beautiful interpretation of this strange case with form, rhythm and rhyme. Excellent execution in classic style.

  10. This is one of my favorites Sis xxx

  11. 1WriteWay says:

    What a wonderful poem. I love the story of Jekyll and Hyde, even the movie versions. Your poem captures the story so well. I imagine there is a bit (or more) of Hyde in all of us. We writers definitely need Hyde, but he can be hard to control at times 😉

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