Saturday, December 26, 2009

Walls of Regret

The walls are closing in.
The dark that is my soul envelopes me.
Blindly I scream.

Fingers tear at my emotions.
Searching for the answers I need.
I want to breathe.

Circling my self imposed cell.
Round and round I stumble.
A blanket of despair pulls me under.

I see you clearly now.
I know what's going on.
Contradiction and anger abound.

Stay over there.
Don't come any closer.
Give back what I gave so freely.

No longer in your care.
Steeped in regret and misery.
My heart once again belongs to me.


  1. Calm, found neither inside nor out, eludes. ox

  2. "Steeped in regret and misery" is such a powerful image.

  3. "I see you clearly now" ....

    I read your words and at first, feel such empathy for the teller, but when I read "I see you clearly now," I feel joy. He/she will be free soon of the self-imposed cell.

    Amazing how in such few words, you tell a tale that evokes so many emotions.

  4. What a heartfelt poem! "Stay over there. Don't come any closer" You hbe an amazing gift with words. Bravo.

  5. Okay, now I feel like I'm claustrophobic and stuck in an elevator. Yikes!