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:
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