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Black Demon

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Black Demon

Black Demon.

The old black Demon's back again
He's pounding on my soul
He's prodding, always prodding me
This be his earthly role
The hordes of Hell move into me
With their whips and masks of steel
Invading me they rip my flesh
And break into my will.

I look into this Demons eyes
Though my body quavers some
As fear be powerful in my mind
I know what must be done
Oh no I will not falter
For now be courage time
That coward that resides in me
He be my cursed crime.

He turns his back, the bounder's gone
I've beat his hide again
If you look your demons in the eye
Their manner grows more tame.
But he'll be back on some tomorrow
He's the strongest force I know
He's my shadow and he's telling me
To move into the flow.

Socrares Dec 31 2003.

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  1. Date: 9/4/2013 9:10:00 PM

    I can surely relate to this poem! Yes, I have struggled with my identity demons on the outside and on the inside. But, deep inside my heart I do know, that it's what's on the inside that counts! Never stop fighting your inner demons, either, Peter. Stay strong, and I promise I will, too! You might like my poem titled, "The Real Me".

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 3:45:00 PM

    Love your creativity here in your poem Peter. Yes, we all have to face our demons and they will act cowardly when we do. Great message my friend. Hugs and love, Gail

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan Date: 9/4/2013 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Gail, Im am so lucky that a talented lady like yourself chooses to comment on my simple verse....Peter