Words to consider: Silence, raucous, pulse, haven, lethargic, silver; image: deep dream white noise; rhyme scheme abb acc add aee; 3 stanzas of 3 lines
For Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge, 49 Painful Silence, I’ve written about the emotional pain my depression can cause. The demons of despair and hopelessness whisper loudest when I am vulnerable in a dark space/frame of mind. Their arguments can be seductive. I can silently listen and believe. Or fight.
When demons whisper . . .
When demons whisper my name in the night
in throbbing waves of pain and tears
they remind me of my sins and fears.
When my darkness and trouble is at its height
they hiss my my many faults and flaws
words pierce like their sharpened claws.
When demons raucous laughter clouds my sight
I curl into a rocking, keening ball
I no longer care about life at all.
When demons in mind torture do delight
I need find my sword and shield
No ground to them should I yield.
When demons exposed to truth and light
they cannot keep strutting center stage
they creep to corners until next engage.
© taleweavering phylor