My Devil Twin (Craniopagus Poetry)

edward mordrake

Edward Mordrake had an extra face on the back of his head, which drove him to suicide at the age of 23. The face could neither eat nor speak, but it could laugh, cry and whisper. Edward begged doctors to have his ‘devil twin’ removed, because, supposedly, it whispered horrible things to him at night, but no doctor would attempt it as the surgery would be highly risky and would cost him his life. The case has been discussed in detail at: Two Faced Edward Mordrake : Case of Craniopagus or Myth? | MEDCHROME.

A face not me, but still mine

Residing in me, my devil twin

Wide awake from decades of sleep


Laughs and grins, as I weep


Whispers horrors into my ears


His dream is my nightmare


For I dream of separation


And he desires annexation


No way do I find to be detached from him


Coming alive before my eyes – his dream


But a final trick before I lose


Around my neck, a hangman’s noose


Shared by both of us, a pathway to demise


Rather be dead and free than suffocate alive


But I fear, my devil twin be stuck to me forever


Bury me beneath the lone tree, bury me wherever


But bury me away from my devil twin………..


Bury me away from my devil twin………..

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