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The Shadow of My Demons

"When the light was gone, the monsters come out." - Penelope Sky

The walls of this personal maze are
Reinforced and armed to keep me
Dangerously safe and alone within the
Abyssal crypt of this mind

Complacent with isolation
Dwelling for too long in the
Shadows of my demons
Provoking a perception of asylum within the
Nightmare playing out in the heart of the maze

Light once used to poke through at times
Blinding with its intensity
Perhaps that is why it was snuffed out by the
Jagged razor sharp teeth of the
Monster inside so quickly
Satiated with the meal of sensibility

Private violence provoking and manipulating a
Apathetic emptiness over and over again

Retreating to the heart of the maze
Reinforcing the barriers with
Sweat, blood and tears
Illuminated with dark humor and laughter
Praying it's enough to protect what little is left

Building a humble life
Alone for now but determined nonetheless
Growing stronger from the weight of the restraints

Seeing beyond my demon's shadow
Holding the courage to rise again
Believing that I grew strong in the
Shadow of my demons
Written by Jadedembers (Starving demons)
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