Ghosts From the Past

by Ciara   Feb 8, 2016

Demons all around me, whispering in the paralyzing darkness
Swirling around me like ghosts beyond the veil of the past
Haunting the very essence of the soul i used to be
Causing the dim light within to become harder to see
Trying to pull whats left of me to the darkest part of hell
For something of the past that i did not have the courage to tell
Screeching in my ears, reminding me of all the pain
Crumbling to my knees frantically trying to block what they say
Making it impossible for me to move on, unable to forget
Desperately reaching out for a tiny bit of hope, just beyond my fingertips
They constantly haunt my dreams, reminding me everyday
That I deserve to be punished for all the things i didn't say
Constantly thinking of the damage a few unspoken words could do
Now knowing my painful silence may possibly hurt others too
I turn on the lights to expose the demons, revealing they look like me
Learning that the only demon in the room is me. I realize i will never let myself be free


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  • 6 years ago

    by Sheila King

    Love yourself, love you.... screw the rest... but be happy

  • 6 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Hello Ciara,

    welcome our community at P&Q's.

    This poem has a whole lot of painful emotion. You have described a personal journey in such a way that this reader can empathise with you. I like the rhyme and the dark metaphors that paint a dark hell.
    The best part for me is the end, the part where the realisation that the true demon is the one inside. This is true in life, until we love ourselves we cannot love another. least of all except it from others.

    Well done on this first post. I look forward to reading more from you.

    Take care,


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