Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.

You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...

PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads while keeping your ad blocker active. Also, did you know you can become a PoetrySoup Lifetime Premium Member and block ads forever...while getting many more great features. Take a look! Thank you!
Get Your Premium Membership

Read Poems by Michael Todd

Michael Todd Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below are poems written by poet Michael Todd. Click the Next or Previous links below the poem to navigate between poems. Remember, Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth. Thank you.

List of ALL Michael Todd poems

Best Michael Todd Poems

+ Follow Poet

The poem(s) are below...


NextLast

Almost Extinguished

Sometimes, for no reason,
my depression returns, for a season.

When I feel my heart begin to crumble,
I'm at my weakest point and usually stumble.

What I wouldn't do to have a hand to reach for,
but, all my lady loves have gone out the door.

We each contain within us a flame,
some nights it burns brighter, most days it's the same.

When I believe myself to be totally alone,
my light is almost extinguished, almost gone.

And then I think of who's still here,
my two precious daughters who are very dear.

Then my flame gets hotter, grows stronger
and I know in my heart I can last for a while longer.

While I'm capable of living much more with some lady to love,
I realize that God has me here for reasons only He knows above.

So, I'll try to be more light and do more right
and keep flame I've been given burning through each day and night.

Copyright © Michael Todd | Year Posted 2015

NextLast

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment




A comment has not been posted for this poem. Be the first to comment.



Back