My Tormentors of the Night

My Tormentors of the Night

A Poem by Maria
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Due to Sexual, physical, verbal, mental, and Spiritual abuse, I have a hard time sleeping due to dreams that come about, in which I am living the horror, one way or the other, and at times, I go crazy

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The dark comes about, as a thief.
Bringing about much terror 
and grief.
The moon shines bright, 
into the night, 
while the stars hover about.
The Prince of Darkness, lurks
behind trees, looking
into houses.
Satan is his name, and he
roams about,
seeking whom to devour.
His servants are those,
that fell from heaven above,
called Demons or Fallen Angels.
These go about, bringing 
back reports to him, of 
all those he seeks to DESTROY.
And so each night, as I 
ready myself to bed, I pray
to God, to keep them at bay.
I put on christian music,
and pray with my daughter
and lay in bed, awaiting,
for slumber to come
and help close my eyes.
Yet, deep within my 
heart starts racing,
in anticipation 
of what is to come.
Once asleep, my mind
is free, and then they come
and torment me.
For each dream, I have
tends to reflect abuse
in any form and shape.
And I struggle to open
up my eyes and leave
the terror behind.
Yet, they fight to keep me there,
and keep my mouth shut as well.
For if allowed, and I pray
out loud, they know what
will come about.
For the times, I manage to utter,
Jesus, a Light so bright
fills this space, and they
are forced to leave.
Not all nights are bad,
yet at times, they tend to
come more than once a week.
And take away my beauty sleep.
For you see, once I was set free,
they fought to stay about, but
God kicked them out of my life,
and they are hoping 
I lose faith, and or
give up, to come back, 
and be pals with me
once again.
Yet, this time, and all times,
I will no longer pay them
heed, nor let them
overcome my mind.
For in Him, I have 
overcome much,
and even though
I fear the night,
He has never left
my side.
And in those moments of
despair, He still 
is there.
My tormentors, mess with me
day in and day out.
And as I am weak, and imperfect,
I realize, that alone,
I could fall, back 
into that pit.
Yet, God will never Leave 
my side, and they cannot
change my heart, for He 
is my EVERYTHING.
My tormentors of the night,
will never stop coming,
but I will never give up
fighting in HIS name.
And will look forward
to that day, in which,
they can not HAUNT me
anymore.
For now, I battle each night,
and get little sleep,
yet, I know,
I am not alone.
Even if I fall
in fear, I will never
GIVE up.















© 2017 Maria



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I liked the personal places and thoughts shared dear Maria.
"I am not alone.
Even if I fall
in fear, I will never
GIVE up."
I agree with the above lines. We never walk alone. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote



Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Maria

9 Months Ago

Thank you Mr. Coyote, once again, I am humbled by your words and review. I love how you bring about.. read more
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

Struggle make us wiser and stronger. You are welcome Maria.



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This is an artful tug-of-war between the forces of good & evil. I can feel the push-and-pull all the way. Your writing has been such a gift to me. It amazes me how many similarities in our childhood abuse & the way it's impacted us. I also cannot sleep more than an hour or two at a time. I also pray & thank God as I lay in bed trying to tamp down my anxiety. I just wrote & posted a little story about my childhood abuse (Dawn of Fury) -- I have to thank you for helping me to open up more & dig up those buried details. The uninhibited way you write about your abuse helped me all along the way, as I reminded myself to share more deeply about this topic than I have ever done before. Your poems feel like a celebration whereas your stories feel like an outpouring -- both good ways to deliver your various thoughts & feelings (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Absolutely loved this ❤
So personal and emotional! Great work.. : )

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Satvika : )

5 Months Ago

And I just wanted to say, you're a strong beautiful women. So keep your head up high
Maria

2 Weeks Ago

Wow, am humbled by your words of encouragement. Thank you. Been facing new health challenges with my.. read more
Nightmares and sleep issues can be crippling. Being an insomniac I can relate to some of that It really does take hold. The intensity in this one boils Maria. Gripping work and keep it up!

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Maria

9 Months Ago

Thank you my friend. Very true indeed. Nightmares come and go. Appreciate your feedback as usual.am.. read more
duff

9 Months Ago

You are so welcome my friend
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I liked the personal places and thoughts shared dear Maria.
"I am not alone.
Even if I fall
in fear, I will never
GIVE up."
I agree with the above lines. We never walk alone. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote



Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Maria

9 Months Ago

Thank you Mr. Coyote, once again, I am humbled by your words and review. I love how you bring about.. read more
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

Struggle make us wiser and stronger. You are welcome Maria.
Haunting write Maria. I can imagine so vividly, you playing Christian music to keep the demons at bay. Enjoyed it from beginning to end.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Maria

9 Months Ago

Wow, thanks, truly appreciate your words as well. And appreciate your review of course as well. I am.. read more

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Added on September 5, 2017
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Tags: Evil, Satan, Demons, Fallen Angels, Light, Hope, Jesus, God, Overcomer

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Maria
Maria

Fairfax, VA



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I write from my heart, soul and mind. Sharing both past and present trials, that I have faced and or am facing. I believe strongly in God and the Bible, yet I respect everyone's views. I myself am no.. more..

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