Untitled (when demons come searching)

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I, see them waiting, blending into the shadows
I see as they gesture with petulance and malice.
Their fingertips trace trepidation unto my soul
I, knew none could hear a scream that pierced,
probed into the conscience like shards of glass.

Bittersweet and strange feels oh courage which
leaped into rib cage, as though a bird fluttering,
I urge my heart to remain conscious and aware,
implore to build a wall that leaves out madness.

I hear your voice calling from amid the darkness
I, extend out a hand oh and I offered you a smile,
watch as your tears bathe wounds of year passed
I, laugh as you reprimand which echoes as relief,

‘I have learned to battle demons that breathe.’

 

Photo credits: Kitteh-Pawz – DeviantArt

“One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.” – Doctor Who

Posted for Rommy’s Challenge @ Real Toads

&Posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. Rommy says:

    You’ve got a very haunting mood going here. It feels very much like a gothic love story.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awww shucks!❤️ Thank you so much, Rommy 😀 so glad you liked it!❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt!)

  2. De Jackson says:

    I LOVE this line:
    Bittersweet and strange feels oh courage which
    leaped into rib cage

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, De 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  3. gillena says:

    Intriguing write Sanaa, luv the mood here

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  4. May the last line comes true for us all!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Magaly 😀

  5. I agree with Rommy, I can feel the Gothic love story in this poem. I can identify with the last line: ‘I have learned to battle demons that breathe.’

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  6. Kerry says:

    Wow! This is powerful stuff, especially written in the first person.. such a mesmerizing voice.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  7. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    The thin line between love and death… great gothic.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. I loved the feeling and actions of this piece. The humanity at the end of the poem resonates.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mosk 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  9. debi says:

    The fragile line between love and madness. Very nice Sanaa

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Debi 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. helen dehner says:

    Really like the way you offset the “I” in those lines …. nice write!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Helen 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  11. thotpurge says:

    Demons that breathe ..may we all overcome them!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Rajani 🙂

  12. Old Egg says:

    Fear enhances our imagination and troubles our inner being. However a hand of friendship mollifies and soothes others as you show so well in this poem Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  13. Jae Rose says:

    You capture the sense of growth and learning perfectly – sometimes all we can do is get by breath by breath

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jae 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. Beautifully written, Sanaa. I loved the tone of the poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Purba 🙂 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  15. bkmackenzie says:

    I view it as the inner demons that scream within…bkm

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Barbara 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

      (It could be that)

  16. Sumana Roy says:

    the poem is very atmospheric…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  17. gillena says:

    Happy Ascension Sunday Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Happy Ascension Sunday, Gillena

      much love…

  18. humbird says:

    I like how you built each phrase to support your power and attach the darkness..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Humbird 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  19. “the demons that breathe” .. yes as remarked elsewhere haunting and I’d add lovely

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Pearl 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  20. Bev says:

    A somber and dark read. Well written.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  21. I can feel that courage, like a bird fluttering in the rib cage. Wonderful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  22. annell4 says:

    Nicely done!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  23. suyash says:

    Well we all must learn too fight our own demons! very empowering

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Suyash 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. I’m right there with your rib cage.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Colleen 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. Wendy Bourke says:

    When demons come searching, the sooner they are confronted – the better. Another great write, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy 😀 so good to see you ❤️

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