Demons Caged

**We all have our demons; our struggles.  

The Demon screams and rattles the bars that confine him.  The blackness and despair he’s cast over me in the past are gone for now.  I check and double-check the locks.  All is secure.

I’ve been in the grip of his vile, black storm.  He’s held my soul clutched tightly, while I clawed and fought my way back to the light.  I shudder, thinking about ever having to spend time in that hellish prison again.

I turn to walk away; looking over my shoulder, always looking over my shoulder, I see that he is still caged.  Tomorrow may be different.  I may find myself pinned by his wrath; left to cower and shiver in the darkness again.

The Demon takes.  He takes the light and he takes the heart.  All that remains is darkness and sorrow.  The stench of his ugly soul suffocates me.  Denied the light, I whither.

Safe for now, I close the door, locking the Dark Beast behind it.  I can still hear his enraged growl.

Stepping into the sunshine I breath in the scent of the day, relishing the warmth on my face.  As I step away from the door and start my walk down the path, I look back over my shoulder.  No Demon behind me today.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson 

 

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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10 Responses to Demons Caged

  1. When I see people over coming their depression problem, it feels like a great sense of relieve !! Beautifully penned!!
    But feels sad as close netted relationships have forgotten to understand the physiology of the people under going through these problems!!

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  2. One day at a time. You are living in the light. And you are strong.

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  3. WaltPage says:

    What a wonderful post! Excellent Penny 😊💛

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  4. mihrank says:

    such amazing and stunning!!!

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