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The demon blade

The demon blade

A Poem by Anthony (aka Mr.e)

A stories perception...are we on the same page?


Sometimes our demons become so massive, they merge into one enormous beast, and it’s either kill or be killed. Sometimes they return again and again, and the battle becomes eternal…

Opening the front door to the past

I see the beast has grown fast


The blade still rested in place

better known as my saving grace


I pulled but the blade wouldn’t budge

could it be the weapon’s everlasting grudge


The mass of the beast continued to grow

still approaching but still moving slow


I struggled until my voice began to cry

the blade was free after one last try


Standing tall against the beast

I wasn’t scared in the least


Within a sweaty drip

I tighten my grip


The blade sliced through the beastly overgrowth

to mow the grass is my unspoken oath


Mulch is all that remains

and a few grass stains…

© 2017 Anthony (aka Mr.e)

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I felt like you were picturing the way I see my fears in. I don't really need to open the front door to the past for them to find a way in, they took over me long time ago. But again, what an intelligent writer you are! Amazingly thought of and spoken.

Posted 11 Months Ago

Anthony (aka Mr.e)

11 Months Ago

Thank you Norah, I'm flattered :)
It does one good to get rid of the angst, doing the work around the house. My vacuum cleaner is my mighty 'sword'. Very clever poem, and I hope you managed to get those grass stains off.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Anthony (aka Mr.e)

1 Year Ago

Thanks for reading Aunt Astri, and I can live with a few grass stains. :)
I did not expect the ending of this! So very clever- killing the beast of past memories vs.mowing the grass- great either way you look at it. So glad The mighty Excalibur slayed the metaphorical beast! Love the image too.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Anthony (aka Mr.e)

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Annette! I just love your reviews...Best wishes.
Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Year Ago

You are very welcome- I love your work.:)
Thank you Ed, I won't forget that...

Posted 1 Year Ago

What a very unique approach to a mundane task, I am with the other reviewer on his interpretation. A true poet can transform anything into flowing art and that you have done well here.


Posted 1 Year Ago

Thanks for reading j., interesting interpretation...

Posted 1 Year Ago

love the ending....and the whole poem makes me think of a modern day "The Raven"---and the writer putting that piece in today's the modern day version of Romeo and Juliet that was set in Los Angeles....

Posted 1 Year Ago

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Added on July 17, 2017
Last Updated on July 17, 2017


Anthony (aka Mr.e)
Anthony (aka Mr.e)


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