The Demon and the Maiden Afeared

The Demon and the Maiden Afeared
The Demon and the Maiden Afeared

Upon her breath,
aphonic words she dare no utter,
as darkness did betray the light,
and seep ignominiously into thoughts,
as if a demon whispered clear
her heart became crusted,
unable to interfere.

In mind she clawed
to climb out of this cold dark grave,
but forces held her at bay,
and desperation flailed in disarray,
as panic like a shadow consumed,
those demon words grew louder,
booming hatred in death assumed.

Demon pleasure swirled in circular patterns,
fear his greatest reward,
and death never the measure of joy,
but the suffering that he employed,
his exhilaration, his trembling,
maniacal laughter so poignant,
so sickening in ploy.

She sobbed so beaten,
as if weakness had driven her to lethargy,
but deep inside a light did ignite,
and a thought so trite but possible,
filled her vessel of hope,
and her soul rang out,
no demon can hold that righteous essence.

So she stood up and climbed out of that grave,
the demon taken aback,
fear did subside and so his power waned,
not threats or darkness could entreat her,
and she faced that devil with a menacing scowl,
and bid him return to hell.

She alone in a dark forest,
moonlight dancing upon the bows
and an owl hooted support,
as she wandered free,
blessed by light and sure that she had light within,
enough to vanquish sin, and
the fear that had tethered her.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “The Demon and the Maiden Afeared

  • September 21, 2017 at 1:28 PM
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    Spellbinding verse, Tony, and well penned. I love it.

    Note: second stanza ” help her at bay,” held her?

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  • September 21, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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    Thanks Phyllis, always miss something. So pleased you enjoyed it. Take care.

    Reply

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