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A Moment Not of Mind

Encircled by shadows 
Drowning 
in ashes of a past 
Left gasping 

Grasping 
Hope 

Per chance to resurrect dreams 

A moment 

To envision 
The incision 
Which unbinds the heart 
From ego and mind 

Liberates desires 
Inspires 

Divine love 

Meant only for the soul 

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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

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Suicide Prevention: Pruned Not Severed

Half winged images
hopeless
of flight
believing
insufficient
to bestow
delight
Fluttering in shadows
reluctance 
to fly
disgraced
and shameful
reticent
to try
Hesitant to soar
averse
to fail
distraught
and untrusting
of what
may avail
Pruned not severed
capable
of aviation
when joined
together
and merely lifted
from isolation
11/9/17

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Easier to Leave

You did not know 
How hard it could be 
To let go of a poison 
Stronger than me 

You held on to hope 
One day she will be well 
Not knowing your contribution 
As I drifted into hell 

Knowing not spiteful 
But nonetheless 
My illness fed 
I began to regress 

Lithium did not cure 
My unworthiness 
No chemical fix 
For purposelessness 

Feelings from my past 
Of never quite enough 
Despite your encouragement 
I fled in a huff 

In my addiction 
I always lied 
Because you saw me 
A shame I could not hide

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My Winter

In rushes winter
At a furious pace
Upon arrival
Time slows
Descending from grace

Shrouding blue skies
In blankets of grey
Dark extends
Cold creeps  
Shall not go away

Icy fingers burrow
Excavating my being
Hollow spirit
Light hides
No longer seeing

Emotionless shivers
Inhaled with each breath
As if frozen
Air stills
Yet smelling of death

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Grief in Stages

And in your death my soul is tethered
A presence yet unsevered
Tragic loss not well weathered
Empty in your absence

Unspeakable resurgence
And implausible resilience
Suffering in silence
As none can console

Not within control
An altering of the soul
Never again to be whole
And not meant to be

Of this I will agree
Although did not foresee
The depth of change in me
Expected not the gain

That which was my bane
Affords comfort in the pain
As it assures me you remain
And in your death my soul is tethered

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Maybe Not Reverie

Like a siren 
Calling from the sea 
  
Luring me 
  
To unknown depths 
Assuring safety 
From perpetual tears 
Drowning fears 
Of shipwrecked hopes 
  
Dismissed   
As someone else's dream 
  
In between the seam 
Of the horizon 
Where oceans 
Fade into skies 
  
Promise in your eyes 
A reverie   
Left behind 
By ghosts 
  
A past not meant to be 
Yet a future possibility

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In Light

It is not in our darkness that we experience the utmost fear but in the wonder of light, where we cannot disappear.

Copyright © Melanie Cox | Year Posted 2017