(It’s still day 8, in which I kind of, sort of cheat) I #AmWriting, but it took on a life of its own and became something else, for some other time, SO, I tiptoed into the archives and borrowed some old words to replace the ones I was going to use )
Prompt – I Finally Understand
Anxiety – I’ve come to an understanding . . . I will never fully understand it. BUT, I now can recognize and fight it when it pays a visit.
* * *
If I knew why the world
when the earth
neath my feet is sound,
I might forget to fall.
If I could see
the raging storm
was only a summer breeze
of a passing season,
I might not hide at all.
If I was certain
were not rising too fast
for me to safely swim,
I might not have to drown.
If I could just believe
the fears I fear
were lies, unfounded,
figments of my mind,
I might keep both feet on the ground.
Confounding little voice, whispering in the mind
infinitesimal, insignificant – ultimately powerless . . .
acknowledged, fed – held close to the heart like mother nestling a babe, wrap it like a cloak, a chrysalis safe and warm, cower within till it torments no more . . .
it’s an illusion, a blanket of lies keeping the light veiled in shadow, growing heavy, heavier in the darkness, suffocating, stealing breath, parasitic thief consuming, devouring reality, regurgitating anxiety, apprehension and despair . . .
undeserving of avowal, recognition, appellation . . . purge, disembogue, cast out, unbaptize, reject, refuse, restrain, dethrone the beast from lofty place to bowels of depths unknown . . .
ascend past heights attainable by intrusive, binding thought,
look back and you will fall
spread wings of grace and you will soar.
~ finis ~
Crystal R. Cook
Previous Challenge Posts ~
Day 1 – How Did You Get here?
Day 2 – We Write Because We Must
Day 3 – Cherita Poem – Metal
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“I might forget to fall” Lovely!
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Stunning – I loved this
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The Muse sets light against a dark thing.
This journey from dark to light brightens my evening.
You go ! Ahead, behind, it’s all about the effort