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He’s At War With His Demons

by Colleen Millsteed 4 months ago in surreal poetry

Battles on a daily basis

He’s At War With His Demons
Photo by Tyrell James on Unsplash

He dreams in technicolor, vivid and real

As he chases his demons every night,

Awake and asleep, he tries to slay them

Not giving in to their terror and fright.


During the daylight hours he hides

Keeping a tight rein on their antics,

While waiting for his dreamscape

Spending his days upset and frantic.


His demons are out of control lately

He struggles daily to find any hope,

Nightly he wears himself out in combat

Day after day, he struggles to cope.


Something needs to give, he knows

As he ruins another loving relationship,

Regret, lost hope and deep despair

Slay his demons or tame his ego trip.


Maybe tonight will be the night he wins

As he enters his dreamscape prepared,

He battles, he struggles, he is at war

Knowing the damage cannot be repaired.


It’s not all a total loss, as he has a plan

To replace those that he pushed away,

He has a line up of future possibilities

They’ll fail too if his demons aren’t slayed.


I watch as he sacrifices yet another love

Allowing his demons to fight at all cost,

It’s heartbreaking to watch him again fall

When he’s already grieving for all he’s lost.


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Originally posted on Medium

surreal poetry

About the author

Colleen Millsteed

I’ve written poetry most of my life, but never had the courage to publish my writing before. So here goes ........ I’m feeling the fear and doing it anyway (my motto in life).

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