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Internal War

Silence always echoes Walls forever confine Time invariably passes A world not of mine A blindness lingers Impedes the light Shadows mislead Reinforcing my plight My stomach turns Feeling nausea My mind replays Previous trauma Tragic in moments Isolated in grief Pleading for mercy Lacking relief Sleeping to escape Yet dreaming resists No solace resides Where desperation exists Progressing further Increasing fears A constant haunt And terror rears Darkness prevails An unfathomed pain Ominous power Unyielding reign Breathing not permitted In this horrid place Anticipation overpowers Awaiting blows, I brace Unrelenting nights Impeding each day Enduring this plague No soul should obey I know your combat secrets Familiar to your rank From previous encounters I've come to know your flank Finding strength within I pull up to my feet Internal war is waged I will see your defeat

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 8/30/2017 7:51:00 AM
Congrats Melanie, for your WIN with this victorious piece!! ;-)
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Melanie Cox
Date: 9/11/2017 4:38:00 PM
I thank you kindly! New to this site and just trying to figure it out. I truly appreciate your response and the read!
Date: 8/30/2017 5:16:00 AM
Congrats Melanie--love the ending!
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Melanie Cox
Date: 9/11/2017 4:39:00 PM
Thank you! Its knowing your own darkness that leads to peace:)
Date: 8/30/2017 12:20:00 AM
Amen! When you are victorious over the inner demons, the outer ones don't stand a chance! Wonderfully powerful poem and a well-deserved win, Melanie - blessings! :-)
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