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  • The Demon

    The demon in my head
    said it doesn't like you
    And neither should I

    I lie here on my bed
    wondering what to do
    And wondering why

    The voice is not too strong
    but it is insistent
    And it says you're bad

    The demon's often wrong
    I don't know why it's sent
    And I am not glad

    It keeps talking to me
    telling me hurtful things
    And all about you

    It thinks that I won't see
    through the lies that it sings
    And know they're not true

    It ties me up in knots
    making me want to scream
    And it will persist

    But it's wrong in its thoughts
    I'm stronger than I seem
    And I can resist...

    Happy Hallowe'en!

  • #2
    To my dear poet friend, Muttado1sb - WELCOME BACK TO THE ZONE!! And in flashingly fitting style for the feast of All Hallow's Eve! You have been missed, along with your witty poetry, and not forgotten! My heart was already light - and just got lighter seeing your name in the queue! I am glad you're strong - demons are no laughing matter - even in poetry.

    Also, I like your ABC, ABC rhyme pattern. Fine form.


    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you, RLW. It was a necessary break. The Demon was inspired by a song and fortunately is not something I am resisting, and was a form study that I liked how it turned out.

  • #3
    Happy Halloween, Muttado1. It took demons to get you back to the Zone! I enjoyed your demonic Halloweenish self-reflection!


    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you, MH. It was just time.

  • #4
    A truly strong poem, and in truth, all of us struggle with our own demon (I call it "ego") at one time or another. I have a longish poem entitled "Ego" that I will post when I find it - I think the theme resonates with yours.

    Thank you for sharing!


    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Thank you, AnatoliyS! I look forward to reading your poem. So far I have enjoyed all that you have posted.

    • AnatoliyS
      AnatoliyS commented
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      I have posted above mentioned poem here:
      Thank you for once again for your own work, which deeply resonates with me!

    • Muttado1sb
      Muttado1sb commented
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      Anatoliy, that is quite a poem! As I said there, very Buddhist. A lot more behind yours than mine above. Thank you.