Life’s path, shaky.
Edges contort with uncertainty.
Mistaking vertigo for safety,
Due to its familiarity.
One step at a time, mere cliche.
Each step is taken with sway,
Time is set on perpetual replay.
No forward progression, continual delay.
Eyes half open for fear of the truth.
Masked reality with everything to prove.
Lucid while dreaming, collecting real wounds.
Questioning the concept of being bulletproof.
©2017 elizabeth dianne allee
There is an evil,
Like a dark pungent mist,
Consuming the innocent.
Unseen principalities of darkness,
A wicked one who prowls,
Seeking those he may devour.
Feeding upon our fears,
Clawing at our hopes,
Drowning our dreams with tears.
Demons doing the bidding,
Of satan himself,
From deep within the spiritual realm.
Vampires, werewolves and goblins
Differ from this scary.
Know thine enemy…
Pain cuts deep.
Past the surface.
Through bone and flesh.
What happens next…
The lies I once believed,
The whispers in my ears.
The fear born deep within,
Accepting as truth, what I would hear.
Following the insidious leadings,
Into the realm of self destruction.
Smothered by a heavy darkness,
To which I’d helplessly succumb.
Now that power has faded.
Lies replaced with God’s truth.
Fear is buffered within me,
By a shield of faith I lift and use.
I can resist the temptation, when hurt,
Which once locked me in chains.
Tonight I did not drink or use,
Only God could make that change…
The jumping off place,
Pursued by familiar disaster.
Flames, whirling winds,
Consuming the ground
on which you stand.
No time to consider,
You’ve waited too long.
Close your eyes.
Take a breath and let go.
Where were you that day?
When towers strong, fell
To broken rubble?
When dormant awareness of terror,
Anchored itself in full force,
To unsuspecting minds?
To unprepared hearts?
Where were you that day?
As the roar of evil,
Penetrated the world’s consciousness
Through the many cries
And frightened stares
Of those who could not,
Or those who would not,
Believe such an abhorrent truth to be real?
Where are you now?
Protected by security codes,
Yellow, orange, red?
Do you hug your loved ones tighter?
Are your eyes open wider?
Did the violent few birth enhanced fear,
Which diminishes through denial
Amidst a busy year?
I remember where I was.
I know where I am.
I hug my loved ones tighter
With eyes open wider
Among many cries
And frightened stares
Of those who cannot,
Or those who will not,
Believe such an abhorrent truth to be real…
There is a frost within you,
Crippling the light and the warmth.
Shaving love from your life,
And the ice won’t let you mourn.
You push all who love you away,
Striking out in rage and attempts to control.
I see the vulnerability within you,
The battle you’re losing in your soul.
The losses you won’t acknowledge,
Are losses just the same.
And somewhere in your frozen core,
Your heart faintly beats to denial’s refrain.
Only God can thaw you,
His, the only healing.
Your razor sharp defenses,
Cannot shred all feelings.
And when the blood is allowed to flow,
Warm from your hidden wounds.
I pray God grants you strength to endure
Until then, I’ll still keep loving you…
Darkness surrounds my being,
And a lamp is within reach.
Hopelessness consumes me,
And I know where to go for release.
Powerlessness claims my existence,
When I have all the strength I need.
Death overtakes my garden,
I watch it wither and plant no new seeds.
The tide is rising and I’m still at ground level,
Not yet ascending the cliff.
Lightning strikes all around me,
And under a tree I sit.
The snake approaches and I do not move,
Though I have time before it arrives.
The tornado is in the distance, the cellar’s within reach,
Yet I do not go inside.
Portion of the full poem https://journeyinrhyme.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/addiction-self-inflicted-disaster/
For today’s prompt, write a “last straw” poem. Everyone encounters situations in which they decide they’re not going to take it anymore (whatever “it” happens to be).
She held on as long as she could
Feet scarred from years of egg shells
Feeling the faint strength within
Increasing in vertical swells
For years she tried to live
Under a powerful radar
Knowing she could do no right
Existing inside a broken avatar
The last straw came
Like lightening ruptured her soul
When he hurt her baby
In a violent rage out of control
Pain had been reserved for her
She knew how to survive
She never felt worth a change
But one forbidden touch opened her eyes…
Please Note: “she” is not Me. Thanks for reading.
I once knew my future.
I could see it in my mind.
Not really one I would have selected,
If I could have chosen from a line.
I once felt hopeless about the future,
I didn’t know why I had to wait.
I wondered why I was here at all,
Why I couldn’t just rush fate.
I once feared the future,
Unsure if I had enough strength.
To make it through the pain,
In the path of final tragedy.
But I realize I was wrong,
That the lenses I peered through were tainted.
By deception and fears I’d adopted,
Regarding a future unpainted.
I no longer claim knowledge of what’s to come.
Predicting, I don’t even try.
I don’t worry about what will be.
One day at a time, on God I rely.
Love, a crystal river ever flowing,
Graceful streams of beautiful clarity.
In true form it progresses unabated,
From, and to, an infinite eternity.
Broken trust, a stone-upon-stone laid dam,
Hindering what should be natural movement.
Built by the hands of harmful betrayals,
Once closed and carefree eyes are now vigilant.
The dam must be destroyed,
Brick by vicious brick if need be.
The crystal river is still vibrantly alive.
Love wholly again and break free…