There’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
I can relate.
I think many of us can…
I like the way you’ve reintroduced poetry back into my life Jessica. You really have a gift.
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.
love this. can really relate. and the quote at the bottom is perfect..
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! :)
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!
I like it , Jessica. It’s short, it’s simple, it’s deep.
Thank you… ;)
Awwwww, come on Jessica! I wanted to go all Van Helsing on these bad bad demons! ;)
Lol. Who’s or what’s stopping you? To each his own..
I like it.
I’m glad. I do, too.
Jessica, haunted by the timbre of your voice. what about this image? tony
tony, the image conveys the timbre of my voice; the heart-shaped rock, a tormentor’s tool. what could be more perfect?
Ashim… Thank you so much!!! For both reading and commenting. Made my day. :)
Simple but interesting. Did your job offer work out from your blog work? Thanks for coming by mine!
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…!!
Powerful Jessica — the demons within us all ~ can be tormenting – and so hard to shush them – it is… Enjoyed this much~ Love, RL
Thank you, Robyn. That means so much to me… I don’t know if I should admit this in public, but, sometimes, I don’t even really *want* to shush them…
So welcome…Probably healthier if we smile and shake hands with them actually! 😜At least what CarlJung would say on the matter💙
Haha. That’s true!
I hope you’re having a weekend as lovely as yourself. :)
i like it: simple and short :)
Thank you, Amresh! This is one of my favorite poems so far… I’m glad you like it, too. :)
Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
Thank you, Henri! This one is perhaps my favorite so far…
Never let the words stop flowing, Jessica. Looking forward to some future poetry :-)
The words will stop flowing when I die, Henri—their stop *is* death. Thank you so much.
Oh but that’s the beauty of it all…our death most certainly aren’t theirs. Yes it might put an end to our words’ flow, but they will continue to live long after we leave this world.
your popularity and following has skyrocketed. good for you :)
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.