rockThere’re demons inside me,
I tell you, it’s true.
They come out and taunt me,
remind me of you.
And though I would shush them,
the damage’s been done.
For deep down inside you,
you’re shushing them, too.



“I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.”

— Robert Frost

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    • Thank you, Terri… I really don’t think my poetry is that great. To me, it’s just finding rhythm and rhyme, and throwing words together that a) make sense, and b) express my heart… But, thank you.

    • That’s good to hear, Screejit! I was doubting myself for my disclaimer—don’t want to take away from the power of the poem. But, if you like it, well, I’ll take it! :)

  1. I was told a long time ago that a great poem is like a mirror to our soul… and you have definitely captured the spirit of us all in this poem. Haunted…a perfect description as well. Wonderful.

    • A mirror. I like that… In searching for a good reply, I remembered a quote by Charles Bukowski that I’ve posted before: “Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.” That’s certainly the way it is for me, but thank goodness it’s more than that, too. As Aristotle (and you) said, “Poetry expresses the universal”: If others can relate, I have written real poetry.

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!

    • You’re welcome! I love what you’re doing… I had an interview on Wednesday; pretty sure I nailed it. But now I don’t know if I want to be a reporter here or go teach in China. If only the reporting job were in China…!!

    • Thank you, Robert. I don’t know about that… My number of followers is growing, but I still have a long way to go… My hope is to really start engaging more of my followers with more of my posts… But that just takes time and practice on my part!

      Thanks for continuing to stay tuned! :)

      • ha, well i know. and as an outside viewer i see it :). we are our own worst critics sometimes, so you can’t trust yourself ha. keep at it. you are doing something right.

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