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My Monsters

We all have monsters, within us and around us. And we must fight them, alone. Click to view my post.

A familiar feeling flooded me
A chill in my bones,
I shuddered, I grimaced
anticipating the callous blow

And then all at once,
It felt cold. tyrannical. merciless.
I shuddered, I grimaced
weary of its hostility

I felt my heart beating frantically,
I heard blood rushing in my veins,
I heard my panic mocking me
as though I was powerless

A familiar feeling flooded me
A chill in my bones,
there was no escape now,
my monsters befell me

So I sat there motionless,
they finally arrived
greetings, Depression.
greetings, Anxiety.
greetings, Terror.
My Monsters.

46 replies on “My Monsters”

Depression is a monster. It is our shadow. Though, we must each understand that all shadows have their origin, bound up in light. I think to myself, whenever I feel miserable, that I should take a step backwards, away from the shadows, and back into the warm light. I attempt to find myself, in that, the real me, not the one who merely feeds the demon.
Your poem has the word “realization” written in it, as though you can so much comprehend what you feel. This is what poetry is for, to express such hurts, such sorrows, such chaotic emotions that we feel alone in. Then, when someone else reads it, we realize it is not so much the case. πŸ˜€
We are never alone with these hurts. πŸ™‚

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Hey, thank you so much for taking the time to read. It is great that you find it in you to to step in the light to rediscover yourself because that is the hardest part. I have been using poetry to express emotions for some time now. True, we are never alone. Have a good day πŸ™‚

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These are the poles of our emotions. Anything out of optimum on a long-term basis can destroy us and our people around!! It is our duty to keep them in check and seek out for help when standing alone becomes tiring. Very well expressed πŸ™‚ Loved your poem:))

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Hi Jorge, thank you for taking the time to read. True, one must put up a good fight. In my opinion, resilience is usually a great ally. I really appreciate you sharing your thoughts on this. Have a great day and stay safe. 🌼

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