Sunday, January 6, 2019

WEBS OF DESPAIR

Courtesy - RT.com

Loneliness grips
Demons grow inside,
In stealth mode
crawl like giant spiders 
weave webs of despair

Pitch black darkness
flow through veins
crimson turns muddy,
Heinous monsters 
gnaw at flesh

Struggle for control 
grope for support,
Kohl soaked tears
trickle on dry lips -
saltiness of life 
stares point blank

Demons inside creep
Like parasite -
Feed on the soul;

Drown within -
fathom fears
Stifled 
Smothered
Subdued
Stunned...

Gasp for breath -
New lease of life!

Linking with Poetry Pantry #434

(This was saved in my draft for quite some time, posting now. Please do not construe this to be related to New year in any way.)

Wishing everyone a very blessed Year ahead!!!


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16 comments:

  1. I can feel the dark thoughts creeping like spiders. What an apt simile! Was glad of the gasp of new lease on life at the end. A note of hope.

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    1. Yes Sherry, hope is the reason for living! Else we merely exist, not live.

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  2. When loneliness grips us like this we need that handrail of hope you give in the final couplet.

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  3. Depression can claw at a soul this way. Thank goodness for those gasps of breath that can restore our hopes.

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  4. Sometimes in the darkest times hope appears!

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    1. Yes Mary, like it is said 'Every cloud has a silver lining!'

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  5. The crimson turning muddy caught me, that overwhelming of life...the last line was a needed gasp.

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  6. Wow. You capture that darkness of depression well! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. The emotions in this poem are deeply poignant and tangible. Beautifully penned.

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  8. The line breaks add so much to the breaking(ness) this poem sends into the blood. There are pieces crawling inside, trying to rip things... Loneliness can be such a thief, one that tortures before it takes everything it touches.

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  9. Kislaya,

    WOW, this is so deep! I sense your anquish in these words. The one thing about writing is it can help those who battle dark moods. I hope releasing these demons through your poetic expressions bring you much joy! Thanks for sharing and for your visit. :)

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