Zachary Phillips

Words on a Page: Killing my Inner Demons Through Poetry

Listen in app
Poetry kills inner demons.
It takes away their power. Removes their teeth. Loosens their grip.
It turns them into mere words on a page. Something to be observed and remembered, but no longer feared.
What follows is an act of writing therapy. In moments of inner crisis, I put pencil to paper and let the words come. This process is not pleasant, but it is cathartic.
I share this with you in the hopes that we can both feel less alone in our suffering; and to show you that when you look at your demons, they lose all their power.
Copyright owner
Author's Republic
Publication year
Have you already read it? How did you like it?
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)