Facing the Ghosts (a poem)

He destroys something beautiful
Like us, he commits a grave sin
Like us, he has a demon within
His ugliness is indisputable

Who is this grave sinner?
This phantom of the night?
We see him, then take flight
Wherever we go, he lingers

We must face these ghosts
Understand their place in life
Stare into their evil eyes
Face the emotions they evoke

For this demon is our dark side
The parts we like to repress
If this dark side isn’t addressed
Our selves will stay at a divide

(Photo by ALEXANDRE LALLEMAND on Unsplash)

4 thoughts on “Facing the Ghosts (a poem)

  1. Dave Williams August 29, 2021 / 9:56 am

    A powerful read, and a tall order to look at the darkness within.

    • Nick Pipitone August 29, 2021 / 10:04 am

      Thank you, Dave! Indeed it is.

  2. PRAPTI GUPTA August 30, 2021 / 8:55 am

    Scaryyy… Beautifully pennedđź‘Ť

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