Break Her Spirit


An age-old tiredness

resides inside her,

like the weight of the world

alone she must shoulder.

The demons screech

and claw and howl.

They’ve wreaked their havoc:

her mind befouled.

For, now she pretends

to be happy and calm,

which is just a cover

for the raging storm.

Inside, she yells

and begs for help.

“But dear, lonely girl.

Only you help yourself”,

The demons cried.

They shook with laughter

as they saw  her spirit break;

it was just what they sought after.

© Ashes 2018


Artwork by Miles Johnston

See more of my writings here: Divine Contemplations

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Ashes says:

    Reblogged this on Divine Contemplations and commented:

    My bones feel weary, my mind feels heavy and I just want to shut myself off from the rest of the world.
    Today was an exceptionally hard day for me. So it was my first day of uni, and for someone who took a gap year and hasn’t interacted much with strangers in months, it was borderline traumatic today. I love so much about this uni though and I hope it becomes a sort of home for me. But right now I’m having a hard time adapting.
    I left early because everything overwhelmed me, and now I feel like a failure and a coward for backing out.
    Tomorrow marks another day at my new life and I hope fervently that it goes better and smoother than today.


  2. tara caribou says:

    Oh wow this is so so good.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ashes says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

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