Demons

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Vintage Publishing


Demons of mine, please stay down,

I cannot go on around and around.

Demons I try to drown in my wine,

Get out of my head I want to be fine.

 

I see you in the pills that could end my life,

In my husband’s razors and my kitchen knife.

I see you in the words that remain unspoken,

No mercy for the heart that’s already broken.

 

Demons steer clear because I will rise,

No more pretending, no more disguise.

I’ve broken my silence; I’m not okay,

These demons I will banish away.


Submitted: November 14, 2018

© Copyright 2021 jaylisbeth. All rights reserved.

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Adam L.

Break free of those chains, Lis. Glad to see you back I know it's been hectic for you.

Wed, November 14th, 2018 3:24pm

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Thank you, amigo :)

Wed, November 14th, 2018 7:28am

jmm424

My heart breaks for you. Stay strong on banishing those bullies. Keep fighting. Such an intense poem.

Wed, November 14th, 2018 4:05pm

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Thank you, dearest jmm.

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:41am

Mike S.

Screw those demons, excellent, J. B!

Wed, November 14th, 2018 5:54pm

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Right on, Mike!

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:40am

hullabaloo22

A poem of torment, but of defiance too. Stay strong, jaylisbeth, and send them packing.

Wed, November 14th, 2018 8:17pm

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Thank you, dearest Hully

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:40am

Sue Harris

Love this poem, Lis. Kick those demons into touch... trouble is they're resilient little sods with a habit of returning to taunt us. We must keep up the fight and never give in!

Wed, November 14th, 2018 8:23pm

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Thank you so much, Sue :)

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:39am

Jeff Bezaire

A bold, beautiful ending! I think this perfectly encapsulates the internal struggle: the desperation to be left alone, the many ways we could escape, and the resolution to stand and triumph over our demons. This piece resonates with emotion. The second stanza is frightening - the temptation and means to take the easy way out are everywhere we turn, and I know how tempting it can be - but the final stanza is spectacular! The courage and commitment in your words is inspiring, my friend! Like a phoenix, rise and burn your sorrow, your pain and your demons away! Show those who would look away that you're not okay, but you're going to rise and heal!
It's great to read this piece! A warrior's poem for that struggle inside us. Uplifting words, an empowering message. Amazing work, Lis!

Wed, November 14th, 2018 8:37pm

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Thank you, dear Jeff

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:37am

Keke Serene

Love the end, as always, Lis! 'No mercy for the heart that's already broken,' a much relatable line, and I do hope you find some mercy and grace for yourself from yourself. Take care.

Thu, November 15th, 2018 1:08am

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Thank you, love!

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:37am

Amy F. Turner

Oh what strength to be found in finding one's voice that would be snuffed and twisted. One a beautiful piece about the struggle for the light beyond.

Thu, November 15th, 2018 1:52am

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Thank you so much, Amy!

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:36am

moa rider

Yes banish the demons! So hard when they get into your head Jay. Step by step, one positive a day, you will be ok. Usianguke

Thu, November 15th, 2018 7:49pm

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Thank you so much, Moa

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:35am

TheSinningCrow

It's like in The Crow when Top Dollar mentions to Eric about each person having their own demon, and you can't rest until you find yours. That line of diamond always stuck with me, but I like to think that the demon always finds us. When we banish one, another one will eventually come. I know the temptations of darkness when they come, the thought of razer blades and knives, making blood pour on the island of skin, it's like all one giant headache, because the demon is in the pills that could end your life. Some harrowing thoughts here Lisbeth, but these demons you will banish away. "The good fight yeah, you never know until you've been tested, I get that now" - Doyle (From Angel). A quote I never forget, because these demons are the test, and you will prevail and win the good fight. Excellent intense poem Lisbeth. Kick some fucking demons into their gravestone my friend.

Thu, November 15th, 2018 11:22pm

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Thank you so much, dear Dexter!

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:34am

Tom Allen714

Great piece Jaylisbeth, the demons can be quite tempting at times...Tom...

Fri, November 16th, 2018 2:07am

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Thank you so much, Tom

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:33am

johngumbs

Hold on tightly. Rhyming great as usual.

Sat, November 17th, 2018 9:36am

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Thank you, John

Tue, November 20th, 2018 6:33am

Angela Villaverde

You beautiful, dark thing :’(. ‘Tate tranquila! Lol. Avoid these demons. You have a reason, if not reasons, to stay. We could all escape! It’s hard, and yet easy to. What keeps me from those thoughts is thinking I’ll end up with extensive hospital bills in a twist of irony, lol, so I just rather not. Makes me laugh, and then I forget about them. A lot of things hurt, and are hard to deal with, but we’re all dealing with them, and others, through worse. Remember that. You’re doing the best you can.

Sun, November 25th, 2018 5:33pm

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Thank you, my love

Wed, November 28th, 2018 6:07am

Criss Sole

Stay strong dear and keep fighting! I know it can be a battle, i deal with these kinds of thoughts a lot. You are incredible Jay! Keep writing.

Sat, December 8th, 2018 6:59am

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Thank you, my love

Mon, December 10th, 2018 7:49am

temoc 1 sol

Very impressive and well written poem. The meaning is deep, personal, and understood by few. I appreciate you making known of such a great piece of work.

Sun, December 9th, 2018 1:50pm

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Why thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my work, friend.

Mon, December 10th, 2018 7:50am

Alexandra Lynsen

Amazing work, your words are so beautifully knitted together! Well done!

Sat, February 2nd, 2019 10:43pm

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Thank you so much!

Mon, February 4th, 2019 6:42am

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