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Fighting Demons

A poem of inspiration

By Cathy holmesPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Richard Felix on Unsplash

Fight the demons.

The ones who insist that you are doomed to fail.

Fight the demons.

The ones who charge in raging reds.

Those who dare to berate you for not being tough enough,

for not being strong enough,

for not being good enough.

Fight the yellow demons.

The ones who scream that you are a coward,

as they burrow behind their basement screens.

Fight the black ones.

Those who shatter your nights with sleepless angst,

and haunt your dreams with soulless eyes.

Destroy the green demons.

The most savage of beasts, who know your true worth,

but disparage you just the same.

Stand up and show them what you’re made of.

Find your pure spirit.

Let faith overcome the uncertainty that resides with it,

side by side, in your blue-and-white tinted heart.

Let confidence be your ally.

Let it give you the will to stand your ground,

And. Just. Win. Baby.

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About the Creator

Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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  • The Dani Writer27 days ago

    Yup, fight! Who knew we'd ALL need to be in "Fight Club." *Hands up at all times*

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a month ago

    This was the uplifting piece of literature I needed today!! Thank you Cathy!! The repetitive language really loaned itself to the overall impact of this piece and sought to inspire the reader!! Great work here, my friend!!

  • L.C. Schäferabout a month ago

    Yassss! 💪💪💪💪

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Ah, the demons are strong with me this week, felt like a poem for me.

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    So inspiring & Powerful! Especially the last line!

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Last line needs to be on a t-shirt or mug or something!! Wow, loved it :)

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Love the role of color in anchoring and the lines in a connected thread! Great poem!

  • Esala Gunathilakeabout a month ago

    You nailed it wonderfully!

  • J. Jayabout a month ago

    That was really powerful. I love the color symbolism you have going on here.

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    It’s amazing how corrosive our thoughts can be sometimes. Beautifully written, Cathy. I love the optimism at the end.

  • Proud ViM Productionsabout a month ago

    Aw Cathy needed this today 🤍 Thank you! rilliantly penned and the perfect message 🤍 C x

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Been having a shitty day and your poem made me so emotional. I don't know how to fight my demons, especially when the people around me tend to fuel my demons

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    A rah rah of inspiration alto wipe out any doubts!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Magnificent motivational poem and loved it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Excellent! Like Dana, I especially liked the colour associations. Great line ‘Let faith overcome the uncertainty that resides with it,’

  • Margaret Brennan2 months ago

    Inspiring and encouraging. LOVE it.

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Yes! Inspirtational indeed, and I love the way you assigned colors. Well done, Cathy!

  • Real Poetic2 months ago

    This came at such a perfect time! Wonderfully written!

  • Gina C.2 months ago

    So inspirational! Lot's of powerful lines in here. That last one is 😍 Awesome work, my friend ❤️

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