Ahmed Abdalla

I Am My Own Exorcist

Voices and noises
Of demons screaming
Howls and growls
Doesn’t feel like I’m dreaming

I look in the mirror
A disturbed image I see
I step back in shock
An alien thought: Just let it be

Give in, Give in
Those voices command
Don’t, my conscience says
But it really is out of hand

Persons inside a person
That’s what I’ve become
A life built on a lie
But my salvation is yet to come

I look around and see
A version of the world in black
But no, I will fight
I’m slowly getting back on track

Push, push
They’re not so strong
I will be victorious
I will win before long

Now I stand tall
Now my demons are dismissed
And from now on
I am my own exorcist

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Poem Edited: Saturday, July 9, 2011

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Comments about I Am My Own Exorcist by Ahmed Abdalla

  • Elizabeth Padillo OlesenElizabeth Padillo Olesen (12/11/2014 3:21:00 AM)

    I love the way you formulate your lines. THe message you share in this poem is a universal truth. We are the only to be our own exorcist to free ourselves from that which binds us to darkness. The struggle involves determination and courage, these two things that your poem has well demonstrated. The last verse affirms the joyful victory of freedom! Keep on writing. I do appreciate your poems.

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  • Saadat TahirSaadat Tahir (7/12/2010 11:00:00 AM)

    amazing write
    Push, push
    They’re not so strong
    I will be victorious
    I will win before long

    Now I stand tall
    Now my demons are dismissed
    And from now on
    I am my own exorcist

    u have a gem.... u can be proud of it

    cheers

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  • Zakir Sayeed (12/13/2009 9:22:00 AM)

    Perfectly written! !
    :)
    loved it expecting more of you mr.abdulla! !
    great keep up

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  • no name - (11/21/2009 1:32:00 PM)

    Wow. Thats amazing. Keep writing. I would enjoy reading more of your poetry.

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  • Mirage Myriad (11/18/2009 3:41:00 PM)

    I enjoyed your lines of powerful words, Ahmed.

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  • Ridah Ellahi (11/10/2009 6:09:00 AM)

    personally, i like poetry that reflects a 'darker' side of things..therefore, all i can say to you is 'hats off! ' :)

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  • Brianna Slater (11/6/2009 1:23:00 PM)

    I like it is really nice and kinda sad @ the same time but besides that I like it

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  • Anne Unknown (11/5/2009 10:12:00 AM)

    I am speechless.....all I can say is BRILLIANT!

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  • Joan.L. Denton (11/5/2009 3:23:00 AM)

    Berilliant, self belief is a wonderful thing! ! !

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  • Dev Poet (11/4/2009 8:53:00 AM)

    WOW..... reminds me of something I went thru a yr ago
    I definitely can relate....10.0!

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  • Kieran J96 (11/2/2009 10:32:00 AM)

    cool poem. nice rhyming scheme. will u look at mine and maybe rate som plz.

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  • Shamik Kumar BoseShamik Kumar Bose (11/2/2009 5:46:00 AM)

    Ahmad, you poem is quite lyrical, so you get a perfect 10 in the structural part. The content is also good. You get a 8. Overall 9. You deserve to write better poetry. This is a great start.

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  • Yherlisa Jimenez (11/1/2009 10:35:00 PM)

    To be honest with you: It rhymes very good, but there is something missing in your poems, it is not finished, it's like You want to tell something after this poem, but I don't see it perfectly.
    Based on the poem: I think that there is God and there is devil, and that yet we choose who we allow to come into our live, and we need to make sure that God takes over everyday of our lifes..

    God bless you.

    Hope to see more poems of yours.

    I invite you to checut my poems and rate them.

    Tell me what you think about them..

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  • Trenton Watson (11/1/2009 8:35:00 PM)

    it rhymes thats for sure. Im glad you asked me to enjoy this nice poem. Nice as in experamental: D write more my friend

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  • Mehreen Mujeeb (11/1/2009 9:16:00 AM)

    couldn't agree more. love the rhythm and rhyme. the tone is really engaging and flow puts everything together. the idea is expressed really well.

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  • Raj Nandy (11/1/2009 5:44:00 AM)

    Yes, faith, belief and conviction in one's own self can really take us far!
    To become what we want to be - from what we are!
    A nice poem, well written!
    -Raj

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  • Norman HaleNorman Hale (11/1/2009 3:43:00 AM)

    very nicely written
    very good

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  • Tania S. (11/1/2009 3:42:00 AM)

    Very good. I love the symbolism.

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  • Aditya Mudbhary (11/1/2009 1:35:00 AM)

    well expressed and u kept me into the poem frm the start gud write

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  • Keslea Howard (10/31/2009 8:24:00 PM)

    Great!
    it makes you want to understand more about your emotions and is entertaining

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