My Own Black Mind

My Own Black Mind

A Poem by Arcadius

In constant company I may be

But it is as if I am upon the open sea

Adrift in my raft, insignificant, a speck

Distraught this seems a never ending trek


Each day I attempt to calm my mood

A constant tempest ill-withstood

Bolts of anguish and claps of fear

Drops of anxiety mixing with each tear


In the darkest night comes a despairing wave

Swept off my raft, my life none can save

Soon drowning in vast darkness I find

Alone I sink into my own black mind

© 2017 Arcadius

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That is where the best material comes from: that abyss in your own mind. The second verse stood out most strongly to me, specifically how "each" adds an emphasis, a drop you might say, before you hit on "tear." I enjoyed the piece.

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Added on October 4, 2017
Last Updated on October 4, 2017
Tags: Poem, Poetry, Sad, Depression, Fear, Loss, Sadness