The Madness of Morning

The Madness of Morning

A Poem by Briana O'Connor
"

A conversation with my demon

"

Here she is again,

sitting on my bed.

She stares at me,

menacingly,

a twinkle in her eye.


“She can’t be real”.

I’m muttering to myself...

***

“Yet, here I am, everyday,

All set for your mind and I to vie.

If I’m not real,

If I don’t exist,

Then why not make me go?

***

“I try!”, I cry...

“I beg you every day!

I plead with you to set me free!

I take this bolus...

The healers…

They promised me!

But here your are...

Fixated on my soul!”

***

She crawls across my bed,

Enjoying this charade.

She awakens the voices

That rest inside my head,

And now... The games begin.

***

“Arise, my demons!

It’s time to play.

Our friend right here

Is crumbling, you see...

Let us soothe her mind.”

***

“No, no,” I plead,

“Let's not today.

My heart is weak.

It’s filled with pain.

This game we play…

I can’t endure!

Please let my body rest”

***

I pull out my bottle,

The new pill prescribed

It promised relief

from visions unreal.

I pull off the cap.

I swallow one down.

***

I hear the girl cry.

The voices protest.

The noise is subsiding,

My heart feeling free.

Finally... Sweet reality...

© 2015 Briana O'Connor



Author's Note

Briana O'Connor
Please feel free to be as constructively honest as you wish. Any suggestions or corrections are much appreciated. Do not rate or review based on opinion or subject of this piece. If you would like the favor returned please send me a read request or a message with the piece you wish for me to review! Happy writing :D

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Even with the 'sweet reality' of the finale, this is incredibly chilling and intense...I take a lot of meds for a lot of different things, so this piece just hit me like a ton of bricks...wow...I could easily imagine this being acted out on a stage...

“Yet, here I am, everyday,

All set for your mind and I to vie.

If I’m not real,

If I don’t exist,

Then why not make me go?

That stanza made me gulp...amazing work...you definitely gripped me with this one :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Briana O'Connor

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to read and giving such positive feedback. I too, suffer fro.. read more
kublakhan27

3 Years Ago

I know just how you feel...I was actually just finishing a piece that veers a bit into the same terr.. read more



Reviews

My own demon chuckled when we read this.
"Is that how you feel?" It asks me.
The answer is yes for that's what good writing does. It's speaks to you and conveys emotions. It makes you feel for the protagonist and their woes.
In the case of this poem it gave me chills up until that final moment. "Sweet Reality" was just that. The break away from what we know is not real but to someone with that state of mind is it really a break to reality or a facade that masks the cold, hard, reality in favor of a beautiful lie?
This piece was a fun read and made me think. Well done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


WOW, what a creative poem formed into a story. Nicely penned.

Posted 1 Year Ago


A wild story told in the poetry. I like the description and the artwork. Create visions and wild place. I believe was sort of positive ending. The poem brought me in and you held me to the last words. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote


Posted 2 Years Ago


I agree with Kubla review quite chilling and entertaining......lots of great form here. Loved it....minus the blood...hahaha.😃

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you :D
I thoroughly enjoyed this piece. Showing this demon as taunting was, in my opinion, a spot on portrayal. Our demons taunt us, no matter our protests. You captured that anguish perfectly

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you :D
That's great.. Few words of each stanza encompass the horror and delusional state so well.. both sides of portrayal. Amazing ending of the real beginning.

This made me smile though.. it reminded me of my first work here.. Horrific reality :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

lol thank you for reading :D
I loved the conversation between you and the demon. The first three stanzas are really good.
"Here she is again,
sitting on my bed.
She stares at me,
menacingly,
a twinkle in her eye.

“She can’t be real”.
I’m muttering to myself...
***
“Yet, here I am, everyday,
All set for your mind and I to vie.
If I’m not real,
If I don’t exist,
Then why not make me go?"

At some point in life every person will have to face his / her demons.. Demons that will drive us insane.. demons that will lead us astray.. demons born out of our own insecurities...

A really good write.. :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you :D
it's really awesome how you personified the unreal.. I loved it :-)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you :D
a scary morning, i just pray i never have such a dream.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you for reading
Love the image which brought scary life to the words you have blended on paper to tell the story to those who can't and don't understand..

Posted 2 Years Ago


Briana O'Connor

2 Years Ago

thank you :D

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Briana O'Connor

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