Hungry Demons A Poem

A person and a teddy bear lay tucked in bed trying to sleep but there are three demonic figures standing at the head of the bed and one coming out from under the bed. Two of the demons have tubes linked to the head of the person in the bed.
My sketch of hungry demons

Hungry Demons is a poem I wrote a long time ago, when I was going through a bit of a hard time. Though I have to say, suffering with autoimmune diseases that affect my sleep, some of it still rings true today.

Hungry Demons

In the early hours

unbidden thoughts arise

like hungry demons

to tear away at the edge of my peace.

I review scenarios

how I could have responded differently.

Opportunities lost and

those that could be created.

Dark thoughts of loss and misery

with no real foundation

but that bounce around my mind

like the echo of forgotten things.

And always, the straying into thoughts of death

a strange palpable longing

that I observe dispassionately, bizarre

given my happiness.

Hungry demons leave me with

uncertainty of the triggers

and trepidation in exploring

my stray thoughts too deeply.

(c) Dorothy Berry-Lound

A person and a teddy bear lay tucked in bed trying to sleep but there are three demonic figures standing at the head of the bed and one coming out from under the bed. Two of the demons have tubes linked to the head of the person in the bed.

Before you go

A black and white photograph with a vintage effect of a man and woman, both smiling and both wearing glasses
Barnet Boy And Dorothy

My name is Dorothy Berry-Lound an artist and writer. You can find out more about my art, and where you can buy prints, at https://dorothyberryloundart.com.

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About Dorothy Berry-Lound 447 Articles
I am having fun living half way up a mountain in Central Italy with my husband Barnet Boy, Stevie Mouse and the rest of my fur family. I am enjoying creating art that people will love having on their walls. I also love storytelling through my blog and short stories.

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