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Depression has caught me within it’s talons, Leaving me with a feeling of pure disappointment Making me to believe that I don’t deserve happiness Or the love that helps me to find my way through This desolate, desperate place of darkness and gloom Worry has trapped me within it’s lasting clutches, Forcing me to feel like an impatient, yearning neurotic Whispering pessimism across my cynical nakedness, Coloring my spirit with hues of deepest ebony Withdrawing all hope, faith and belief in intimate dreams Nervousness has ensnared me within loss and anxiety Causing me to believe that I deserve this rigid irritation Defeat breathes it’s scent of disillusionment and suffering Dancing decay and menacing death through my heart Welcoming me into a world of fear and apprehension These feelings of wrong thinking fight my hopes and dreams Anchoring me in heartache, echoing through my silent reveries Wishing to destroy my peace and serenity, yet I finally see I can fight these feelings of discouragement with inner strength Power that weighs in on my warrior’s spirit and combats my doubts Slowly, I am learning to listen to the faithful heart living within, The core of my spirit’s breath where that warrior lives and breathes Shooting out fiery darts of kindness and compassion and faith Everything that I need to reach out to the goodness I need to see To know and discover within myself so that I might be able to live A life filled with honesty, sincerity and all that can be expressed Through grace, hope, joy and peace… sweet love that lives and gives Sends darts of intimacy through my soul so that I can dance merrily Expressing the sense of pure charity that lives within me and reaches Out to those around me so that I can know what it is to share my humanity Thankfully, this warrior that lives within me is there to protect me From the anger, pain, bitterness and sadness that life inflicts Sending me toward the edge of defeat, but comes back from there To show me that love is real – love is a mystery and promise and whisper Breathing into me that warrior’s assurance that everything will be okay Because I have the love I need to give back and to thank God for everything! Warrior Poetry Contest Sponsored by Silent One July 7, 2020

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Date: 7/26/2020 10:34:00 AM
This is a fave for me Gina! I can relate with your words from my memories of such times. I lived your journey of pain, loss and then love and courage. A true warrior never gives up. You are one. Congratulations on your win. Blessings and love :)
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Date: 7/14/2020 6:10:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Dear Poet. The last stanza says all - how a warrior within us protect ourselves from the negative feelings. Love, Mala
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Date: 7/14/2020 12:22:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Yes, Depression, Worry and Nervousness are all part of life. I love your ending lines they say it all. Thank You, God. Enjoy your win and day..............
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Date: 7/14/2020 10:44:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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Date: 7/10/2020 4:10:00 PM
This is a brave and gloriously honest write, my spiritual warrior friend! Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 7/8/2020 4:35:00 PM
These stanzas flow to paint a powerful picture of a warrior's struggle. Inspiring but I think not easy. Peace to you, Regina.
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Date: 7/8/2020 7:02:00 AM
You speak for many Gina, in this heartfelt write. Touching verses --it takes a warrior within to overcome some obstacles life throws at us.
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Date: 7/8/2020 6:54:00 AM
Even the darkest night of fear is dissipated by the dawn's first dray of hope my dearest friend, Regina. A powerful and profound poem. The presence of our God within is what we all need. This warrior is truly invisible! Blessings and hugs xxx
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