The Struggle Within

What this world demands is not so clear

Demons dancing, steadily laughing, they leer

What do you want from me?

I’ve given all I can!

What do you want from me?

This horrid feeling I can’t stand!

Why must you torment! Just go away!

Tearing at the fragile edges already beginning to fray

Who are you to judge what’s there?

Who are you to say what’s better?

Leave me alone, I don’t want you

Before we met I wish I knew

I wish I knew what you were like

So I could escape this ongoing fight

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Sara E. Floodman's picture

I definitely feel the words in this poem, having dealt with a lot of mental illness, many demons, in my life.