My Daily Word – Demons

Demons are certainly more than the dark creatures portrayed in fantasy novels (like mine)!

In many cases, they are emotions and thoughts inside our own mind.  They hold us back when we should move forward.  They push us down one path when we should have chosen the other.  They make us cower away when our core personality is more assertive.  They create doubt in our minds, leaving us blind to the possibilities.

Today’s senryu poem is so affected by demons, that it is missing the usual irony, and that is intended:

Demon Kneeling by Walter Myers (

Demon Kneeling by Walter Myers (

let fly your demons

to flail on ebony wings

so dreams soar again

Do not let the demons of  doubt, fear, and indecision overtake your authentic being.  Know your true self…and live it…everyday.  Stay committed to it.  Keep the demons locked inside the realm where they belong…in fiction and fantasy!


Lynda Gail Alfano

~ by immortaldiva on July 21, 2009.

One Response to “My Daily Word – Demons”

  1. Beautiful imagery in your latest..I must say. My personal demon is indecision….my favourite quote for ALL of 2008 and 1/2 of 2009 has been: “I thought I was indecisive, but, now I’m not so sure?!”

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