Light of Hope

by Kasie   Jan 1, 2018

As the night
Through the sinister shadows of doubt.
And depression rises,
As if it were the blood moon etched into the oil painted sky.

The darkness surrounds me,
with every strum of my quivering heart;
Encasing me in a dense fog
Of anxiety and depression.

Silhouettes of agonizing memories,
Flood through the gates of hell
That I call my life;
Suffocating my last spark of happiness.

The demons of my past,
Haunt my once pleasant dreams.
While the scars that I have hidden
Are revealed beneath the crimson sky.
Shreds of pain, doubt, and misery
Escape from my eyes;
And seep into my firey cheeks.

Looking to the blood red sky,
Desperately searching for light.
One star shimmers through
The veil of loneliness and pain,
Giving me hope for a brighter horizon.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Hello Kasie,

    I do hope you are well.

    This poem is one of those I enjoy best - visually pleasing and imagery inducing. I too, have written a few of this type, each time being frustrated at the limitations of this site. If only we could use images, place words wherever on the page we liked. Hell, I would like to insert sound bites, even a sound track. Alas, we can't despite my requests before the site had an overhaul.

    Anyway, rant over.

    This poem is laid out well, offering the reader an experience inside your mind. Minds are not always pleasant places, are they?

    Like your last line, there is always hope, as long as we look ahead.

    Take care.

  • 3 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Really glad this was nominated. Loved the word art at the start immediately caught my attention. This is an amazing piece I think one of your best. Strong descriptions and despite the darkness a bright message of hope. loved it. Milly x

    • 3 years ago

      by Kasie

      Thank you Milly : )

  • 3 years ago

    by Ren

    Em said it all. Shamazing to the max. This is stunning, both in content and formatting. You describe feelings that are exceptionally hard to understand, and you do it beautifully. Amazing write, and glad to see it is nominated! Well done! Much love and peace to you <3

    • 3 years ago

      by Kasie

      Thank you Ren

  • 3 years ago

    by Em

    I have no words: shamazing xx

    • 3 years ago

      by Kasie

      Thank you Em

  • 3 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I understand so very well and hopefully one day they find a miracle pill that will stop this pain and suffer. All the best

    • 3 years ago

      by Kasie

      I hope and wish for the same thing. Thank you

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