Who are your demons?
Those living inside you
Hiding from light in the shadows
Always there, waiting
Steering your life into treacherous waters
Sapping away the best you have
Riding you like a wave
Ultimately, filling you with emptiness
Though you wish otherwise
your demons are never separate from you
Always, buried parts of us, growing
like weeds among the roses
Strangling us to death
Until we name them
they continue to inhabit us
What are their names?
Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.
Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling. Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here.
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8 thoughts on “Inner Demons”
Fadzly: Very kind of you to include my poem. Your photography is wonderful. You are very talented. Thank you. Don
Out of my sheer love to your poems and beautiful words which has always soothed my heart, I have again quoted one of your poem as a part of my photography display on flickr. Heres the link to it.
Anne: Thanks. Not inspired by the book, but there could be unconscious connection there.
Is this inspired from ‘The Northern Lights’?
WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES???
Dan: Pleased to be your demon. Feel better now?
Polona: Exorcism precisely. Thanks.
ah, those demons! yes, writing about them, talking about them, naming them helps exorcise them…
My demons are named Don, Dan, George and Fear….