Misdirected Focus (Poem)

Misdirected Focus (Poem)

A Poem by Damien Davison
"

I killed, I cleaned, I stuffed the dove...

"
Stepping in to the realm of chaos
Energy rampaging
Blinding my sight

Testing myself
All for what they caused
Enemies lighting the fires of fight

Once united
I fled from love
Her touch reminded me I was still weak

I killed
I cleaned
I stuffed the dove
Mounted it high to climb back to my feet

I made the choice to break free from these chains
Constricting and slowing my body's life force

I found my voice and I'm seeking change
Lifting this weight
Finally shifting my course

For those changing themselves for others
Shifting your focus
But not feeling right

Take back your pride and step out from cover
Lifting up hope and your wings to take flight

© 2012 Damien Davison



Author's Note

Damien Davison
I let my obsession (of becoming a tough and bad as I could just for the moment I would meet up with some guys again) ruin everything in my life... I accomplished what I sought out and I have the scars and people that shared some of those crazy memories with me to prove it... But was it worth it? No. I lost focus of my family. My new born daughter. Never let what someone else does or says affect you and just be you no matter what. Never fear.

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I have to say this is one of my favorites of yours so far...I can relate to this piece a great deal as I have struggled with trying to be happy with who I am as a person and not regretting what I have done in life. I love every word in this poem so excellent work!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Damien Davison

4 Years Ago

I really appreciate the review, thank you. It seems to be an endless battle. But there is an end in .. read more
Very nicely written, again this is strong and true, a great motivation for the people who find themselves living a life of someone else's making, maybe after reading your work they can shed that disguise and be who they are and in the process enjoy this great gift...again a great write!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Damien Davison

5 Years Ago

I hope so! Tis my intention. Thank you very much for the review!
beautiful, and full truth.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Damien Davison

5 Years Ago

Thank you very much! This was a write that felt really good to get off my chest. Thank you!
liberty sheldon

5 Years Ago

your must welcome my friend.
I like your poetry. Hard and to the point.
I killed
"I cleaned
I stuffed the dove
Mounted it high to climb back to my feet"
I like the honest direction of the thoughts and the ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poem.
Coyote



Posted 5 Years Ago


Damien Davison

5 Years Ago

I always appreciate you reading my work Coyote, thank you for the great review!
A said obsession can often be as tough to overcome as an addiction. So many emotions run through this here piece, ranging from both anger to regret. Well done!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Damien Davison

5 Years Ago

Thank you for reading this piece! I'm happy you enjoyed it!
I love how you sequentially arrange your thought, is quite obsession. Nicely written.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Damien Davison

5 Years Ago

Thank you, I appreciate another great review!
Your deep reflection to the subject made you create an excellent piece. Genius and well thought out.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Damien Davison

5 Years Ago

Why thank you, glad you enjoyed it!
Great flow and a truely inspiring story. itd be nice if more people could shed the mask of what others want them to be and be who they are. though some are afraid of what may happen from those around them or are simply afraid of themselves. hopefully those people will read your words, and no longer be afraid. great work from you, yet again.


Posted 5 Years Ago


Damien Davison

5 Years Ago

Why thank you Jack, I appreciate the review and motivational comment! I'm glad you appreciate my wor.. read more
I'm picturing you reading these words in front of a group of people and they're on the edge of their seats waiting in anticipation--love your success in the end.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Damien Davison

5 Years Ago

Heheh, maybe someday I will be able to read poetry in front of crowds... Not to many occupations tha.. read more
Frieda P

5 Years Ago

You have a unique sense of the world and it shines through in your writing, you're very welcome.
I like the poem, especially the stuffed dove piece...interesting. The note is inspiring...glad you came to your senses make your daughter proud;)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Damien Davison

5 Years Ago

Oh I will! Heh, I'll make sure I'm someone she is proud of! Thanks!

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Added on November 21, 2012
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