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When Your Demon Comes

When your demon comes
(and it will)
A volcano will pound
A tumultuous sound
Your eyes will burn
Your head will ache
Lava will surge
Erupt from your heart
And flow through your body
At the speed of light
Don’t stop it
Or freeze it
Just let it flow
And wait.

When your demon comes
(and it will)
Keep still
It will heal
Close your eyes
Breathe deep
Relax your shoulders
And imagine a dew drop
On a green leaf
Sparkling in early sunlight
Caress it with your breath
Don’t break it
Or wipe it off
Then open your eyes
And smile.

When your demon comes
(and it will)
Let it live
But believe
It will help you
It is your friend
And let it wash its face
Cool the lava with the dew
Let it give its strength
To your mind’s power
Embrace it
And wield it
Then do what is right
And be strong.

From Versus Verses – Love

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(On loving yourself, demons and all;)

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And time goes by…

A day’s work feels like five.
I am so tired, yet still alive.
Struggling to think,
My glasses aren’t pink,
Longing for distance, longing for peace.

Morning will seem fresh,
Then some old, some rehash,
Till evening the mill will work,
Kindness will seem like a perk,
Longing for joy, longing for release.

Just a normal day – such a pity.
Should be more than the nitty-gritty.
Maybe I am not looking right,
Might be I have issues with my sight,
Longing for peace, longing for release.

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This is just me blowing off some tired steam and frustration. No literary value added tax, don’t worry;)

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Relentless

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Relentless

My devils are obstinate,
My devils are mean.
I think I have conquered,
But here they begin.
They sneak up within me,
They gnaw and annoy,
And the more they torture,
The more they enjoy.
‘Just stop, go away,’
I chase them and plead.
Won’t let them control me
Or let them take lead.
The battle goes on,
More bitter or less.
They’ll never give up,
I’ll stay relentless.

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