Holes

by Brenda   Nov 18, 2019


You always had me
scratching at the dirt-
clawing my way
ever so deeper,
looking for a way out-
-
Being with you
I stopped looking up-
never realizing
the way to the light
was up, not down-
-
I lived in these holes
of my own doing-
by allowing you
the control,
doubting my self-worth,
losing more of me
each day-
-
I dug deep
until I just couldn't -
my fingers cracked and bleeding,
my heart flat lining,
our "love" dying -
Dying this sad little death
time to look up again-
-
Time to realize that
both the sun and the moon
will illuminate the path
I need to take-
time to fully understand
I need that light
in order to grow,
to flourish,
to love again-
-
I don't scratch at the dirt anymore-
those holes long abandoned
I can look back
in those dark days now
without losing sight
of the me I've become-
you no longer control me,
no longer tear apart
my heart.
Never will I allow you
the ability
to put me back
in that hole...

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  • 5 months ago

    by Star

    Judging Comment:

    This is so inspirational, I can’t explain how much support from my heart I have for you.. Expressing what you’ve been through, and how you overcame yourself shows how strong you are. This is a powerful poem, and you are a powerful woman!!

  • 7 months ago

    by Angie

    This tugs at the heart... So glad you were able to climb out of that hole... hugs you

    • 7 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much! It was the best thing I ever did for myself. Hugs you-

  • 7 months ago

    by C Cattaway

    I love this. You could have written it for me. To be able to walk free, taking in the air, not the mud. I appreciate how reading this made me feel. Great write. Thank you.
    Catherine x

    • 7 months ago

      by Brenda

      Catherine I am so happy this made you feel that way. It truly was a freeing moment when I walked away from this. I really started living again.

  • 7 months ago

    by Michael

    Just beautiful Miss Brenda, and great to see a new poem from you. Much love M :)x

    • 7 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Michael, feels good to be writing.

  • 7 months ago

    by Maple Tree

    To have met you in person, and to see the beautiful sparkle of your eyes, how can anyone make you feel this way... it just guts me... This poem is a tear jerker... hugs you

    • 7 months ago

      by Brenda

      Awww, thank you my friend- I truly appreciate you. Meeting you in person was one of those life highlights, and as you know after meeting my husband why I'm at peace again. Hugs-

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