Shake Them Off (Demons)

My demons circle me

I can see no way out

Perhaps I should give in

Have a little of that drink,

Pop that pill,





Because it’s hard to move with

The Devil on my back.

How can I keep going on

With him tearing at my flesh?

Or can I shake him off?

When my time runs out,

Will I be a Marley?

Or can I ditch the shackles of all  my sins?

But the demons are seductive

And trying to be good is hard

Can I shake them off?

Will I even try?

It’s hard to crawl with

These demons in me

My breath is weak

And heart heavy.

Copyright © 2016 by Nita Pan

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