Do you ever feel a surge of darkness in your mind? Is the surge one that takes over all of your other emotions? I was there once, in the pit of darkness. For anyone who is struggling with that feeling, here is a poem of hope. There is likely someone around you who cares for you, even if you do think he or she does feel this way. It could be a family member, friend, co-worker or…
This poem’s inspiration comes from Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday prompt. Feel free to play along, as Kellie hosts the event every Friday.
Introspection and Suffocation
You wrap your blanket of comfort over
Your body and I worry,
I worry that the fringe suffocates you.
The mind does falter and stall when
It lacks focus and I wonder,
I wonder if your demand for ten hours of
Sleep is an internal need instead of a want.
I worry that the blanket surrounds your vocal
Chords tightly, I worry that it cuts off your
Moments of introspection with fabric
That seems so unassuming and soft.
You shy away from the other side of the coin,
As your eyes close, yet my mind refuses to
Give up on you now, then, when, and
Never, even when your limbs
Hang heavily for days with your thoughts.
©2013 Christy Birmingham
This is christyb, wishing you a day of light hugs and hugs of light.