demons and angels

once there was a father
who held his young son
in his arms
soothed his cries
and drove away his demons
while he slept

once there was a father
who raised a good son
taught him
about angels
and battled with the demons
while he grew

once there was a father
who had to leave his son
and travel
to a place
where people who saw demons
could be kept

once there was a son
who held his father
in his arms
soothed his cries
and kept the watch for demons
while he slept

demons and angels

hoboannie

Mentone, United States

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Artist's Description

I had a roommate once whose father was institutionalized for schizophrenia. Occassionally he would bring his father home for a brief visit overnight. One night after midnight I heard cries of alarm coming from the living room. Looking around the corner, I saw this young man sitting on the floor, cradling his terrified father and rocking him back to calm. I retreated to my room…and wrote this.

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