“A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”
― George Bernard Shaw

My monsters
they never leave me
they are always with me
like a second soul
shifting in its place
to make some space
for its own
It’s a constant struggle
a tug
push and pull
this power struggle
the pain
I bear alone
Alone in this fight
with their monstrosity
it has taken over
my  pitiful existence
has swallowed me whole
They say you become the one
you feed more
light or the devil
but I lost my way
in this topsy-turvy words
to know for sure,
dazed and confused
which One
 I truly own.


Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash
This post is in response to the daily prompt Incubate

15 thoughts on “Monsters

  1. A universal truth for all of us, even if we might not like to admit it. I’ve written about my monsters and skeletons holding conferences in closets. This piece hits home on so many levels. Beautifully written too.

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      1. You are welcome. Like me, you find inspiration in everything and anything. I really like that in a writer. I think it’s why I am so drawn to your work, and the poet herself is a great person, too, it seems.

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      2. Yes I too feel the same.I guess if you sensitive and receptive then there is dearth of inspiration around us. As far as me bring a great person,well you have to meet in person to find that out.. haha..

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      3. You are absolutely right. That’s the thing about us poets – receptive, perceptive, sensitive and reflective. All these lead us to capture the world around us in unique ways. Am glad to share this road with poets like you. Haha, well, I’ve read a lot of your work and your comments and responses. Something tells me that in person you are more amazing that you are on digital walls 🙂

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