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………..
is currently working as a medical officer in Internal medicine at Nepal Police Hospital (previously clinical oncology). He searches for and share simpler ways to make complicated medical topics simple. He also loves writing poetry, listening and playing music and travelling.