Keeping My Demons Away

These demons
which I have inside
believe me
I haven’t tamed them
they are not my
proud possessions
nor are they
mere assertions

their genesis
goes back to time
when there were
no dingy dreary nights
but then destiny
played its part
and took my world
for a twist and toss
and slowly when
things revived
there were these
demons left behind
which found a
perfect shelter
in my ravaged
parts and corners
that’s where they
began to breed
feeding my fears
and insecurities

and now they
refuse to go
for they have found
refuge in my core
and sometimes
when they barge out
you see them
in my angry spouts
but I can tell you
they don’t mean ill
though they may sound
and appear evil
you can calm them
and make them sleep
with a little pat
a hug and a kiss

but I am never too sure
if they would ever flee
and if I would ever escape
this lingering perplexity
but if you stay beside
and help me get over
my fears and apprehensions
beneath my covers
may be then
I would find a way
to keep all of my
demons away.

-Chhaya

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  1. Hi! I really enjoyed your poem! I
    t’s the first of yours that I’ve read and I enjoyed the short & compressed structure. One of my favourites to write.

    I also really enjoyed the theme of your poem and felt I could relate to it in many ways.
    Keep on writing! You’re doing some great work! πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi ! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my poems. I am so glad you liked my work. I hope you would keep sparing time to read my posts. Your blog is amazing and I look forward to reading more from you.

      Thanks again and happy writing !!

      Cheers ! πŸ˜€
      Chhaya

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    1. Hahaha…why do you have to ask for forgiveness at all ? I think we are all here to inspire each other. And in fact it’s a wonderful feeling to know that my very mediocre writing could inspire you to write something so amazing. Thanks Vidur ! 😊

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  2. Wow you said it…so softly!

    These lines..

    “there were these
    demons left behind
    which found a
    perfect shelter
    in my ravaged
    parts and corners
    that’s where they
    began to breed
    feeding my fears
    and insecurities”

    I do relate to the feel of this poem. Very beautifully written!

    Liked by 1 person

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