Underground Life

by A Poets Handwriting aka ALISHA   Sep 20, 2012

Amiable, loveable yet an introvert;
Confused and uncertain at heart;
Broken mentally; mended haphazardly;
In need of a completely new start.

Inner demons strike her down,
but family and friends keep her afloat.
Writes from the heart, her memories;
Just a simple soul who seems remote;

Moments where the experience doesn't shine;
when the cheerful child
that once was
can again be seen as "wild"

Smiles are common,
though the world doesn't care.
Memories have her buried,
underground without air.

Clawing her way up to the surface of reality;
She will try to look straight ahead:
let the past be the past.
Leaves so many feelings unsaid.

Dancing in the rain of emotion;
She will overcome the turmoil.
Like a painting on the wall,
the blank bruises will slowly recoil.

The bitterness in her heart and mind,
will fade as life begins to become clear.
Her inner demons are only around,
for it's her future and failure which she fears.

Hates to disappoint; loves to be the shining star.
For her, it's an emotional roller-coaster ride.
One day, peace will fill her heart and mind;
She will find happiness again inside.

For now, she lives an underground life.

By A.Sherden
09 September 2012

*Written for a Club Challenge


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  • 7 years ago

    by PinkyPrincess

    I really like this poem! First, the title caught my attention.. I love the title! And titles are important to me :)

    I like that this poem is really descriptive, and how you're describing one person so clearly.. yet as the reader I can imagine the imagery you created.

    I love the concept of her being underground and still trying to find her way back to earth... it just made me think of the paths we go through in life and how it takes time to reach a certain place, maybe spiritually or something meaningful in a way.

    Great job with this poem :)

  • 7 years ago

    by Jenna Bella Oldridge

    Deeply moving and this poem made me think of myself in parts. It's makes me think of the stuggles I've faced and how I've managed to end up still being around.

    I loved how I could peal back the layers of this poem and feel the emotions underneath.

    This was a stunning write that was packed with feeling.

    I wasn't fussed on the title that is the only fault I have.


  • 7 years ago

    by Baby Rainbow


    what can I say?? I have no idea what to say. It is both sad but yet hopeful and at the same time just a fact of life that we go through this roller coaster.

    amazing write, I love it! xxx

  • 7 years ago

    by Amy

    For a challenge, wow. I think you have given your competitors a tough time. The ending is just outstanding. The title is indeed eye-catching; it is so different and new to me.
    Just a few things I have noticed:
    I think loveable in the first verse is spelled as lovable. And "Her inner demons are only around,
    for its her future and failure which she fears." Its needs and apostrophe, I believe.
    I see this is categorized as a life poem and it really does show how life is. In the end, those who have suffered will be given a chance; they will be given something more. It is an inspiring and hopeful poem. I love it so much.