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.

7 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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