A hostage in the daunting

A hostage in the daunting

A Poem by Tabby Mac
"

Just because

"
Beauty surrounds me...
The trees, bright grasses...
Birds chirping...it all surpasses
What I can withhold.

I grasp and grasp
Only to come up, alas...
Empty handed
Can I be candid?

I'm a lonely soul.
My childhood was stripped from me.
I have days of agony.

When all I have and whom
Can't fill the hole
I feel consumed.

Tears burn my cheeks...
My heart leaks...
Hopelessness peaks...

But, then I make the choice...
I gather my inner voice
The one that is positive...
I hold it hostage!

"Make me whole again!
Show me the joy I can be in.
Do it or I'll shoot!
Tell me why I shouldn't give you the boot?!"

And with a little grin,
The voice begins...
My ears surrender to its song...
Reminding me where I really belong.

For it is not about the past,
Things never, ever last.
Be you. Give love. Spread joy.
Your message employ.

For a sad man is of no use
Because he sits and listens to his own abuse.
But a happy man has power.
He can shine, even in his darkest hour.

For even a tiny smile can change a heart
So, be smart!
Look ahead.
Not down instead.

We have all lost something.
Let's not lose ourselves
In the daunting.

© 2017 Tabby Mac



Author's Note

Tabby Mac
Because even on my bad days I try.

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"For a sad man is of no use..Because he sits and listens to his own abuse"- this resonates profoundly. Great poem- so relatable. Lovely form, rhythm, rhyme and powerful message, "Let's not lose ourselves in the daunting." Thank you!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

6 Months Ago

Thank you!! Your words touched my heart!
Tabby
I LOVE your poems! They help me through dark, bad days. They light up a way. And for that I want to say thank you!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

6 Months Ago

Your words encourage me so much! I appreciate you and your reviews! Thank you! I'm touched that by s.. read more
You're rare - and it shows ...often.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

6 Months Ago

Awe, Chris thank you very much!
Tabby
This is as much a prayer as it is a poem. Your stanzas hold a long, sane and great look at the human spirit, its weaknesses and strengths.

Beautiful words, fine phrasing, emotional sincerity all the way through. Methinks this poem is very much you.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

6 Months Ago

Very true! And thank you very much for your thoughts and encouragements on this piece! It is very mu.. read more
Good and advisable.
To be moody on the inside and...not with the outside leads to self pity of the prevailing problem.
But your wisdom is seem in the below verse,
" But a happy man has power....he can shine, even in his darkest hour". So witty and truthful

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

6 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words and thoughts! I'm full of wit! ;) grateful
Tabby
Rubein Geterminah

6 Months Ago

Haha.
That's good of you Tabby.
Happy weekend and your families.
Tabby Mac

6 Months Ago

Thank you! To you as well!!
Tabby
You know that I am never going to be a great poem reviewer but what I will say is that this piece was touching, empowering and most of all it comes from the heart. I really wish I culd add more but sometimes less is more.

Another quality and beautiful piece Tabby.

Mark.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

6 Months Ago

Thanks Mark! I enjoy your input even though our genres are different! If I can encourage those who a.. read more
matrixmark

6 Months Ago

*hugs*

Mark.
Tabby Mac

6 Months Ago

HUGS!!!!!🤗
Tabby
And you are not alone Tabby, as long as your writing touches us all, we will always be with you.
God bless.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

6 Months Ago

Thank you! Feeling the love!
Tabby
Wow this is just wow, well done Tabby this was such a good read!
Loved the rhymes and the meaning of each verse, you had a pretty good rhythm going on in this piece!
I wanna tell you which part is my favorite but I can't seem to choose because you made every line as beautiful as the other.

Thanks for sharing and keep writing!

Posted 6 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

6 Months Ago

Thank you Joey! This review is very encouraging to me! I'm so glad you like it!! Your thoughts warm .. read more
Joey Nizz

6 Months Ago

Your very much welcome ^^
Tabby,
This piece embraced my heart, my reason, and emotion, in such ways that spin my day around from what I thought it was going to be, until the direction became one of deep discernment, not only of your life, but that of my own, because you took me to all those moments when things were not always so good, to those times and circumstances from which were derived valuable lessons I could have learned in no other way.
If there were nothing else I admired, enjoyed, and revered about your poetry, it would be how beautifully generous and caring your heart is, and how your words virtually ooze with compassion and the fiery passion for life.

You, for me, are the "go to" girl of truly meaningful Free Style poetry … thank you most gratefully and warmly, Tabby ⁓ Richard : )

Posted 7 Months Ago


Tabby Mac

7 Months Ago

Love your reviews Richard! They truly touch the heart! This one is raw and real today. Sometimes it .. read more
Richard

7 Months Ago

If I brighten your day, Tabby … mine has been gifted a true, sweet touch of happiness. 🌻

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