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THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE ( Dealing with Demons)

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Isis
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0 posted 04-03-2000 09:29 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

We all have our demons, and various ones at that!!
Those little negative voices that say "You will fail!",  "You can't do that!".   Or the very real feelings of impending doom or even illness when facing something new.  These are the demons.
This week's challenge, how do you deal with your demons?
I'll write one too, in a day or two.
Anyone interested?



 There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self...
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


StarrGazer
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1 posted 04-04-2000 10:56 AM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer

Sounds interesting will see what I can come up with ... might take me a little longer to respond ... getting  ready to move oh the packing yuk !!! Anyone  wanna help?!?! LOL

 Mystical being
which makes ink flow
Surround me in
your incandescent glow
Fill my brain with
thoughts and rhyme
As I try to capture
but a moment in time
~Shan~

Tara Simms
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2 posted 04-04-2000 09:10 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Demon Slayers

They are the demon slayers
Storming the gates of Hell;
Screaming in pain and anger.
Their battle armor is up
Shielding them from the horrors they are about to face.

Abandonment
Abuse
Addiction
Can they conquer these demons?

The doubts fill their heads:
ďIím stupid, not good enough, unimportantÖĒ
Words theyíve heard countless times before:
ďYouíre dirty, worthless, nothing.Ē

They offer each other forgiveness and unconditional love.
Freely giving to each other what they cannot give themselves.
The armor is tossed off in the heat of battle,
No longer needing to hide behind shields.

Ready to meet their monsters:
Swords raised high, they fly into the midst of the demons
Facing them together, strength in numbers.

Unified in their cause:
To regain control of their lives,
To claim the innocence that was taken,
To fight back against the evils they have suffered.

They are the demon slayers.
Proud.
Strong.
Victorious!


Isis
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3 posted 04-05-2000 03:04 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Go Tara!!  Wow!  Good work and so quick!!  

 There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self...
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


dhuron
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4 posted 04-06-2000 03:02 AM       View Profile for dhuron   Email dhuron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit dhuron's Home Page   View IP for dhuron

ok Isis,

Here is my answer to your challenge*LOL*
I decided to make it rather dark...

Inner Demons

Curled up
like a helpless child
My mind  in battle
with the plaguing Demons

I am not strong enough
too weak, helpless
No longer can I
fight for my sanity

The Tension, unbearable
My Soul, devoid of light
Spears piercing my heart
voices splitting my mind

Alone in a Black alley
I hear Rumbles near.
Is it my mind slipping
or is their someone here?

Falling into a vortex,
slipping, losing the struggle.
Weary, so very weary
from fighting, constant fighting
Sacred circle broken, am
I to succumb to my demons?

 The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, not the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

ESP
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Floating gently on a cloud....


5 posted 04-06-2000 03:24 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

I'll be giving it a go....I'll post it when I am done!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie

Isis
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6 posted 04-06-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Wonderful work again Daniel, you make it look so easy!!  
Lizzie I'll be looking for the post!!  

Here is my little attempt

They taunt me and whisper to me,
Nothing I do is good enough,
Am I vain, too foolish to see?
No one really likes me, I don't try enough.

These voices say I'm a failure,
Everything I've ever tried has failed somehow,
So and so doesn't really care,
They are merely pretending, you stupid cow.

They tried to kill my self confidence,
Left me bruised, battered and shy,
I felt alone and oh so useless,
It was all a farce, why try?

But I drew on untapped courage,
Fought with every snippet of love inside,
No more will I succumb to their cries,
No more days wasted cos I cried.

I fought back strong and finally showed them,
The beauty in my life and soul,
That they are only whispers of fear,
That they were never really in control.

That's my little attempt for this one..  

 There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self...
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


Joel the wolf
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7 posted 04-07-2000 05:40 PM       View Profile for Joel the wolf   Email Joel the wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Joel the wolf's Home Page   View IP for Joel the wolf

Rise up itís ugly head, all who see it will retreat
Itís s ferrous like strikes leaves
us  all in itís wake a total defeat.

Serpentine coils surround unbound emotions
taking advantage sliding upon heart felt lotions.

Demons beware and devils take care,
she is the motherís bane of all you hold dear
look her in the eye, show her you donít cry if you dare.

Itís gaping jaws this serpentine beast, that lays within us all
opens wide you canít hide your fears from itís grinding maw.

It slithers through creating holes bringing forth our hidden woeís
She doesnít care there is no snare to halt her taking of friend or foe.

Just pat her head and ask her to rest, this serpentine demon of ours
this is all we can ask, if at our best, within our tear stained showers.
Isis
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8 posted 04-07-2000 09:35 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Great work Joel!!  

 There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self...
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)


Mistikman
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since 01-10-2000
Posts 729
San Jose, CA, USA


9 posted 04-13-2000 01:02 AM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Ack!!! I been so busy I havent had a chance to check this, heh   I wrote 3 poems called My Personal Demons dealing with this EXACT subject. do a search for personal demons in open #6 and you will see #2 and #3, and #1 is in teen #2
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