Rebecca Lyle


The Demon Within - Poem by Rebecca Lyle

The demon within

Inside the closet of the mind
is where he resides,
he knows your deepest weakness
making you feel the loss
of control, you fight to keep
but you are losing
in the abyss.

You try to outrun him,
he is gaining in stride
you know if he catches you
he will control you
why, because he lives inside of you.
He has made you think the
unspeakable.

So far, you have kept him restrained,
if he gets out
you will do his bidding.
The thoughts alone
make you sick.
What are your options
if he already knows your next move.

You feel the madness swelling,
you have thought about it
for some time.
Now is the time
the only way he goes
is in your pocket
put it to your head.

Rebecca Lyle ©
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02/17/15

Topic(s) of this poem: fear

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I was once stalked and taken by a serial killer/rapist, he shot me leaving me for dead. He killed 6 women but I stopped his reign of terror. It drove me crazy at times.

Comments about The Demon Within by Rebecca Lyle

  • (3/28/2017 2:09:00 AM)


    Until I read your notes, I was sure that demon was your own mind, some psychological manifestation perhaps suicidal thoughts you
    try to suppress but to no avail, and the only solution- to end it.
    your poems are unique, the way you convey your feelings and ideas
    Flowing from beginning to end. I try to figure it out but it escapes me.
    which makes your poetry so fascinsting.
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  • Poet Crow (3/22/2017 3:16:00 AM)


    It sounds like your pretty damn lucky and strong to me. As for the poem, you lost me at the end but that not unusual for me. lol Anyway, Good One Rebecca.10+++++++++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Jazib Kamalvi (3/20/2017 11:17:00 PM)


    I think there is something missing with human laws. (Report) Reply

    Rebecca Lyle Rebecca Lyle (3/21/2017 4:56:00 PM)

    true, my friend, it turned out, his son was in the same class with my 7 year old daughter. He watched me drop her off for school every morning. It took 6 months for tem to catch him and I had to live with him out there. He even called me twice to tell me he was coming to get me again. It has taken a toll on my life. The trial was horrible, reliving every second of it.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 20, 2017



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