That old-thing called darkness

by Michael   Aug 12, 2018

demons encroach upon my mind
a stomping ground for reapers of darkness
sowing seeds of old habits, where
pullulating weeds flourish

my brain has become infested.


..pollute my thoughts-
optimism wilts;
learnings uprooted
wreaths are woven with stems

a pungent scent of failure circulates the air;
the atmosphere-
hosts an odious aftertaste

my vulnerability
is held to ransom
wounds are undressed and raped.
From where resolution bleeds,
weakness sets in,
my heart forced under pressure
gasping in silence

I can almost sense its eyes rolling
around with laughter!

-in my face
vision becomes dark and overcast
and tears rain heavily
in floods of denial

my anxiety-
tender upon its palette;
like meat which has been hung
and cured for years, melts
in its mouth

it displays no intolerance
to my grief and despair
as I am swallowed


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  • 4 years ago

    by Mark

    Beautifully sad Michael, felt this.

    • 4 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Mark :)

  • 4 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    Addiction is a b'tch. I can relate to it feeling like an evil force. It seems no matter how determined you are it knows a way around your defences. It's a b'tch!

    Stay strong, you can never eradicate it, but you can turn it's volume down when it gets too much. How? Mindfulness - I'm sure you've tried this.

    Good luck, my friend.

    • 4 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Mr D and for wise words. It certainly is how it feels for sure, but expressing through poetry and many other things I have in store - I will find a way :)

  • 4 years ago

    by Brenda

    Michael, you really have this a vision. Loved, loved your collective thoughts and how you wove this with all the plant metaphors. Well done-

    • 4 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Brenda, lovely comments :)x

  • 4 years ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Awesome work as always dude.

    Favorites deffo


    • 4 years ago

      by Michael

      Thanks Craig :)

  • 4 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Wow Michael you have hit the nail on the head. Darkness, you described it to the T. Must add to my favorite. Hugs to you and thank you for sharing

    • 4 years ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Dagmar :)x

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