Demon strings ... A dark poem


There is something evil inside

That writhes with hateful spite

A demon monster that hides

Just beyond plain sight

It glares at all who pass by

Filled with murderous desire

An evil that stares from my eyes

Consumed by hells fire

Most nights I keep it locked in

As I struggle to maintain control

Restrained from murderous sin

Chained inside my breaking soul

So listen as I uselessly scream

You can’t lock me away

I can’t ride this drugged fuelled dream

I have to guard the day


Its hungry roar fills my ears

As you hold my body down

Please don’t ignore my frightened tears

As in your drugs I drown

My soul buckles as I fall

And it roars into chaotic life

My insane whimper a useless call

As it fills with strength and strife

The dead fall all around me

As I struggle against the tide

The madness all I see

There is nowhere left to hide

Blood and decay fill the night

One by one everyone dies

I scream and uselessly fight

But none hear my horrified cries

The madness sinks under angel wings

As the police all stare down

Gone are the demons puppet strings

My blood spilling across the ground

None grieve, lost in the remains of hate

Vengeance staining their broken hearts

On their pain the demon sates

Feeding off their agony dark

Lost in its murderous rage

The demon hunts around

For a new broken soul to cage

For a new soul to drown

And as I give my last breath

Finally the light I see

Willingly embracing the arms of death

For the first time… I AM FREE

© K.A.E Grove

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writinglover 3 years ago from Lost...In Poetry

Haunting. I like it. Voted up.

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AngelOfDecay 3 years ago from Branicevo

Great poem. I write a lot of dark poems as well so this one is just like i love my reading. Pure Darkness. Well done. :)

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh my! Your dark words along with the pictures had me glued to my chair. You are soo good at this type of poetry. Loved it......

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lisavanvorst 3 years ago from New Jersey

Wow, powerful and well written. I look forward to reading more.

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

It certainly is a dark poem but so well written and so much to think about. What monster lies in all of us?

Voted uop and interesting.

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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Wow…you have written with superb and vivid imagery about the demon that can rest within; what it creates and at what cost to the human soul. This is excellent poetry.

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author


thank you, I enjoyed creating this a lot so I'm glad that you enjoyed it...

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author


I am so glad that you liked it and even more happy to have found a kindred spirit, i look forward to visiting your page :)

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author

always exploring

ah you always say just the right thing to light up my day :)

I am so glad that you enjoy my dark poems, it is always a high compliment coming from a writer like yourself.... Thank you

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author


thank you so very much :) it is always a pleasure to have others "get" my work...

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author


so much lies beyond the surface of what others see when they look at us, it would be easy to hide true evil... after all some of the most feared serial killers have been described as "such a nice man"

I am so very thrilled that you liked it...thanks for the votes up !

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author

Genna East

it is not always easy to free yourself from darkness, and the ripple effect of evil can carry on for decades affecting so many more souls then we can truly know. I am so grateful that you enjoyed my poem, having others understand it is quite humbling... thank you

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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

This poem is like a mirror. I could clearly see the demon monster in me. Oh, when I allow it to be, I will drown in the blood it will spill, including my own.

Imagine if all people were able to keep their demons in their cages. But then Death would not be an escape.

I see a horror movie in this poem of yours, nighthag.....

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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

Oh my gosh-you had me at 'Demon.' LOL I absolutely Love Dark poetry as it expresses things within us that we need to rid. I enjoy writing dark poetry and find it healing and therapeutic. Thanks for sharing a universal truth with us; we all have that monster lurking within us. Voted up and hit many buttons. Sharing this delish dark poem with followers and tweeting.

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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Dark indeed--and very powerful stuff!

Mr. Colin of Epi 3 years ago

I just came home from night shift and usually I can sleep through anything after work but after reading this now I am not so sure. I will post madly and gladly on FB though for all to see and it is so very nice to connect with you again and I am sending to you two surprise links at Canada time 3;50am

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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Very engaging work. Insanity or possession? Another soul lost, one way or another and the truth is never known...

Dark and thought-provoking, I like it. :)

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author


it is always a true pleasure when another understands the what my writing is about. Indeed all of us are capable of true darkness, but what does it take to push us over the edge? a demon or something more evil as our true selves ?

what a peace it would be if we could as a whole conquer our demons and cage the evil that fills almost every corner of our world. now that would be something to see

thank you so very much for your kind and very encouraging words, it is always a pleasure...

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author


thank you!

I had this story running through my mind like a picture book the whole time i was writing it and I am so glad that I did the story justice.

thanks for stopping in

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author

Mr Colin of Epi

oh it is such a pleasure to have you visit and I am wickedly glad that I am once again keeping you awake ( i feel a bit bad)

thank you so very much for posting and sharing this on... your support and friendship means a lot and I too am so glad to be back in contact.

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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author

Anna haven

Thank you very much, it is always hard to tell if true evil comes from inside the human soul or are there indeed demons that can control and influence us in such horrific ways

I am so glad that you liked my dark poem and I'm even happier that you found it thought provoking :)

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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Very powerful indeed and also clever. Thanks for sharing nighthag and wishing you a wonderful day.


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author


Thank you so much, this one was like a movie playing out in my head, so I am glad that you enjoyed it

thank you for visiting and letting me know what you thought... It means a lot :)

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Minnetonka Twin 2 years ago from Minnesota

I had to read this creepy dark poem again. I love it! I just pinned it, tweeted it and shared with hubbers. Should we be worried that there is a monster inside you dying to come out. LOL Awesome writing nighthag.

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BNadyn 2 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

What an intriguing poem; something I think we can each relate to with our own darkness and demons we may experience every now and then. Well-written and you can feel the relief of freedom at the end. Voting up and sharing. :)

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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

Minnetonka twin

Ah one of my most favorite compliments, a reread. thank you :)

I am so glad that you enjoyed it a second time around and I often wonder the same thing about something dark lurking deep inside, hidden from even myself.

thanks for the stop in :)

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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author


Thank you so much for the votes and sharing my dark poem on.

I think we can all at times feel how our inner darkness could take over, it is very easy to demonize it as it can be hard to admit that some thoughts are indeed all our own... I am very very glad that you liked it

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