Poem -

It lives here now

A dark creature crawled into my head
I can't see it
I can't smell it
But I hear it 
Whispering me my worst thoughts
But I let it stay
It lives here now

It tells me what to do 
                 what to believe 
                 who to trust
I do what it says
Because it lives here now

It whispers to me what people think of me
It shows me memories of my failures
It makes me realize I’m living my life wrong 
That I'm not living at all
I believe it
Because it lives here now

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Tony Taylor

WOW ZOE!!....what a truly compelling write...... So easy to relate to and rings out loud with such Truth and Honesty that it sings to the soul in its repetition of the Title phrase so perfectly ~ Because "It Lives Here Now".......a kind of anxious haunting that works its poetic magic most profoundly!!...... an excellent début piece dear poet sister!!.......ALL STARS!!... and... in case no one has said so.......WELCOME to COSMO!!.......LOVE & ROCKETS!!.....T xo.  : )

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Zoë

Thank you so much for the nice words, I’m happy you like it!! :)

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Katina Woodruff...

A unique poem, full of interesting metaphors. 

Favorite Stanza: 

It tells me what to do 
                 what to believe 
                 who to trust
I do what it says
Because it lives here now

I like how you set up the poem. I have several poems that are shape poetry, which is hard to keep together in a traditional editor online. Great job with creating a unique poem.

I cannot wait to read more of your work. 
Enjoy your day. 
 

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Zoë

Thank you! 

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Tony Owen

Hi Zoe. Excellent poem! I used to suffer with anxiety, panic attacks etc when I was younger as many people do at different stages of their lives, so  I can identify with this write. Brilliant work and congratulations on your nomination, much deserved! Thank you for sharing.

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Zoë

Thank you!

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Marion Price

Very powerful Zoe...a very apt description of mental turmoil 🌹🌹

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