I close my eyes and the world fades away
Shadows float before my eyes
Always inviting, seeking to pull me into their world.
I chuckle, I’ve seen their games before and for sure I am no fool
I search the darkness and images of my past come rushing forward
Some are images that never occurred but only what could have been
I cringe, I shake my head
Emotions swell, my heart races, my palms are wet with sweat
Desire takes hold of me and throws me about
I am a rag doll, straining to break free
I claw and scrape in vain, it’s hold tightens around me
It’s getting harder to breathe, the pain is unbearable, my eyes roll upward searching the heavens
Tears slowly creep down my face, for once I’m truly afraid
Is this the end? Will I not see tomorrow?
I have no choice, I must face what is before me
I look back at my tormentor and scream
Anger swells, my strength returns and I attack that which holds me
I will not be beaten, I will not succumb, only one will see tomorrow
I clench my teeth and I groan, sweat cascades down my face
Stinging my eyes as I continue to struggle.
With everything that is left, I break free
As I float away, I look back and the images of my past fade away
Until the next time
I open my eyes
The world of the real floods back into my being
It is a constant struggle
I face it each hour, every day, every night
Till the day I can’t fight no more.
Give me strength, fill my soul, may I always conquer
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This is, I really liked your version also. We all struggle each day with our inner pain. Thank you for commenting and sharing.
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