Monsters haunt my days and my dreams
They work, unceasing, to bring me down
convict me of my weakness
that I will lose hope and surrender
to the darkness in my soul.
I walk through the shadows
to face the horrors
hankering for my fall.
How long should I fight?
How soon would I yield?
Love gives me courage,
Alone I fight my battles
I am the decisions I made.
12 thoughts on “ALONE (for Poetry Jam)”
Excellent bit of writing!
The last two lines, you are a winner. Monsters be gone!
I think a big part of being human is the fight to keep those monsters away. We have to keep walking & keep fighting. Glad to see you in Poetry Jam.
Amen to the Seeker’s comment! A powerful and evocative poem Imelda.
This plays a known tune
Thanks for coming by. It must be because all of us have wrestled with our own selves at one time or another.
i loved the line “i am the decisions i made”.. very nice 🙂
A fascinating reflective image, Imelda. It really suits your poem. I love the line, “Love gives me courage.”
Beautiful thoughts crowned with the decision you made.Jalal
Thanks, Jalal. 🙂
A small poem expressive of a big truth. 🙂 Quite pleasing.
Agree with Jamie..small but very powerful. Reminds me of “Invictus”
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.