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This was inspired by my Indian upbringing.. We were taught that angels and demons walk between this life and the afterlife. and that we had the ability to see both.
Happy Halloween!!

She is in the


A child reaching

for light.

Her soul to young

to pray..

To young

to say..

Babies afraid

of the dark.

She doesn't need much..

Just a pinhole

of a spark.

A distant star

in the galaxy...

Just enough light

to keep

the demons away

They lurk in the

darkest shadows..


To take her back.

Back to the hell

from whence she came.

She was not meant

to be born.

So they wait

in prey..

Waiting for the

stars to fade..

These demons

are apart of her..

She apart of them.

They are siblings

from another life..






They do not know of..





They know nothing

of these earthly gains..

For there is

Heavenly light

Even in pain.

Every emotion sparks

something unseen..

Ahh, but these demons

will not let her be..

The star is fading..

The darkness comes..

She knows she is

not alone..

She feels their demonic

urgency growing.

As they wait

to take her home.

She knows it is useless

to fight.

Because darkness

will always

overcome the light.










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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Deeply dark and compelling.
Reviewed by Al Swanson (Reader)
oh just grand, Erica, I like the way you write, Al
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
As for me I am glad you decided to repost. Good chiller.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
For there is
Heavenly light
Even in pain.

..perfect..this is exceptional!!
it goes inot my library..ty

Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
Looks and sounds like my Mother in law.
Reviewed by J. Pajot
Very dark (no pun intended). Great fare for Hallow's Eve, though. Gave me a chill. Hope your star always shines, Jim.
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
Great write!
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Erica, very dark poem. The mind is a very funny tool and can become an extremely powerful weapon.
Reviewed by Jeff Mason
Had to read it about three times. Some very enthralling imagery
and metaphors. We all have our own demons; demons we must fight,
and yet demons to which we must sometimes surrender. And... demons
aren't always all bad. :) Nice picture to go along with the poem.
I'm also part Native American (part Cherokee).
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Great dive into the dark thoughts. ....sorry I just have to say it....Light does and always will overcome darkness.
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