From Darkness

From Darkness

A Poem by Madeline Capo

I am pinned at every angle

wings bound

heart to the floor

blood hot in my gut


The blackness is frightening and

dusty air lingers in every corner

hugging moldy walls

drying my mouth


You have done this to me.


I have been here several times before

but this time I don't feel without hope

even as

I know my wings are bound

and my heart is to the floor

and the blood hot in my gut worsens


I feel something is near.


Not knowing what that is,

i lift myself while straddling the wall with both elbows, pushing, pushing, extending, further

and further until

I see some light and the tunnel seems less

Intimidating, more open than before


wings bound

heart to the floor

blood hot in my gut


The presence of life down here is rare and

things get sucked in that don't usually expel

But with the power of a rocket

And speed of a bullet

I'm expelling myself


Because I have a choice in this


And now I will no longer choose this black hole

This abyss

This cycle of self-conscious degradation

When I am knowingly



I remember once….


I believe all this to my core

And in the past I would ignore

my bounded wings

heart to the floor

blood hot in my gut


But today, as I stand tall,

truth wins and my eyes are clearer


And I don't rise, but fly

because my wings are unclipped

and my heart is aligned with my beliefs

and my blood is circling through and through


And where you thought you had all control

You have absolutely none 

© 2018 Madeline Capo

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We are what we tell ourselves. The power is within us, It's up to us to believe in ourselves

Nice poem.

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Madeline Capo
Madeline Capo

Barcelona , Catalonia , Spain