My Demons

My Demons

A Poem by Gullia King

Why can't I let my demons go?
I'm forever married to the darkness.
I keep screaming into my pillow,
hoping that I'll disappear into thin air.
I light another cigarette,
hoping the smoke will choke me, 
knowing that with every new cigarette, 
I'll be closer to the darkness.
Closer to you.
We all might have something that keeps us wide awake at night, 
keeps our thoughts running wild.
Words are like knives on my skin, slowly cutting me up.
I realize, not every story has a happy ending. 
I can feel him waiting for me.
His eyes are on me.
Sucking me into his embrace.
I can feel him in my bloodstream.
I can't breathe.
He's here,
he's come out to play. 



© 2017 Gullia King



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Gullia King
Something different. A work in progress.

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Something different in a very good way. Provocatively dark and an accurate portrayal of certain addictions. Sounds like the narrator is going through withdrawal. It's actually quite good with its relative intensity and the ending is nearly perfect.

Whether this is about heroin, cigarettes, alcohol, etc, it's a well-written poem about the "Demons" of substance abuse.

A very effective and somewhat bleak poem.
Nice work, King! :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gullia King

7 Months Ago

I'm so happy you like it! Although, I don't think I'll ever be as good as you. Your dark poems are a.. read more
Lovecraft

7 Months Ago

Thank you! ;)

You may be correct, but your Love poems are far better than mine. I ex.. read more
ve how deep it is as well as how it is full of that dark theme, you write very well with it.... you should continue great job

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gullia King

7 Months Ago

Thank you! Maybe I will :)
That's really good work, interesting..

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gullia King

7 Months Ago

Thank you.
A very dark piece coming from you, we all have demons that no matter how hard and fast we run, we can't escape them. This was nicely done and I loved the flow and format. :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gullia King

7 Months Ago

Thank you so much for reading :)
Kesha

7 Months Ago

You are welcome :)
light another cigarette,
hoping the smoke will choke me
Very much so.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gullia King

7 Months Ago

Thank you for reading
"We all might have something that keeps us wide awake at night,
keeps our thoughts running wild."

I think this is the darkest of your poems that I've read up till now. I agree, we all have something which keeps us awake..

I like the phrase 'married to the darkness' it's like either you've accepted the ever present darkness in your life or else in a forced relationship with it..

This had me thinking many things. I can so relate. Deep write, Gullia! You know I love your work 😊

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gullia King

7 Months Ago

Yes, it's the darkest one. Thank you so much, Yumna! I'm happy I'm not alone in the darkness haha. I.. read more
Dr. YumnaKay

7 Months Ago

You're welcome, Gullia! Always a pleasure 😊
Beautiful. I wanted more of it...does it have a continuation?

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gullia King

7 Months Ago

Thank you! I don't know yet..
This is quite delicious the way the darkness seeps and wraps around you. We all have them, entertain them, sometimes facing them reveals something entirely different.
Nicely done G. R xo

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gullia King

7 Months Ago

So true! Thank you for reading, lovely :) xo
We all might have something that keeps us wide awake at night,
keeps our thoughts running wild.
I can relate and I agree with this line. The words and the tone of this poem were really good. I liked it.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gullia King

7 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Najam :)
Najam Us Saher

7 Months Ago

You're welcome ☺
Something different..I like it! :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gullia King

7 Months Ago

Thank you, Abel! :)

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