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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