Battles Within

Battles Within

A Poem by Laconic Meraki

Tonight I can't escape the chaotic thoughts inside. Choices cant be erased- in permanent marker we write.

Darkness sometimes dims my light.
I'm not as weak nor naive as I once was but I feel as though I'm drowning tonight.

Giving up is not an option . So no matter what I face
....I'll always choose to stay and fight.
#light&dark
#battleswithin

© 2020 Laconic Meraki


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Battles within and such a struggle to fight for the light at the end of the tunnel when you are stuck in its middle. It helps if you have been in this position before and you know with time, the darkness will give way to light. Relatable poetry Christa.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laconic Meraki

1 Year Ago

Yes...
I made it out of the darkness I thought I'd never make it out.. But by keeping hope a.. read more



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Our hardest struggle is mental. Making decisions and thinking things out. Make our mind bleed and we know. We must decide what we want. Powerful and strong thoughts shared dear Laconic.
Coyote

Posted 1 Month Ago


A difficult battle to win
Those within
Enjoyed this fight
You felt like drowning but giving up wasn't an option
Far from weak or naive
You are getting stronger
Only problem there could be
The darkness likes that
1st I've read of you
Nicely done

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laconic Meraki

7 Months Ago

Thank you for reading.
And you are right about that.
We never truly know what someone else is dealing with, sometimes they can look fine but be battling something difficult on the inside. I loved the stanza "I'll always choose to stay and fight", because it's inspires others to never give up even though it may be very dark and strenuous. Very good write!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laconic Meraki

1 Year Ago

Thank you.
I always try to put a line of hope in my writings that seem dark. If you loose ho.. read more
I could say I know how you felt on reading this, but I think its more truthful to say I can relate to it than know anothers mind.
I can relate to my own confusion when told I was having a panic attack, as I thought they were immediate and in your face like a freight train, but it was the slow burn that confused me and probably led to the panic attack developing.
It started slowly with a "what will I do?" thought and slowly built until thoughts were screaming for attention and being unable to hold any one of them long enough to think.
Then the problem breathing started and it felt like I was 20 miles into a marathon, despite being still, in body.
You are right though with your ending. I think I was actually offended at the thought I was struggling to cope and that made me all the more determined to beat it.
Thankfully a change of scene to the country helped me no end and I'm so grateful for thst, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel it stir now and sgain.
I think it was Pink Floyd who said it best, the trick is to keep breathing... Sounds easy if you say it quick enough 😀
You WILL get there and you will feel the light again.
The darkness sometimes dims my light is a standout line and lets us know that you have the power in you to escape its grasp.

Lorry.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laconic Meraki

1 Year Ago

I hope that you don't have anymore panic attacks. They are scary and VERY REAL.

#keep.. read more
Lorry

1 Year Ago

No, no more attacks, touch wood and a little bit of a pessimist on star signs, but only to balance .. read more
Laconic Meraki

1 Year Ago

Oh goodness. I almost died when I was born so I feel that. 🤷
Battles within and such a struggle to fight for the light at the end of the tunnel when you are stuck in its middle. It helps if you have been in this position before and you know with time, the darkness will give way to light. Relatable poetry Christa.

Chris

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laconic Meraki

1 Year Ago

Yes...
I made it out of the darkness I thought I'd never make it out.. But by keeping hope a.. read more
I can almost feel the deflated sighs in this very downbeat piece with such a sad tenor but a steely and determined conclusion.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Laconic Meraki

1 Year Ago

YES.

But, I only visit that "darkness" now.
I won't allow myself to stay.read more
John Alexander McFadyen

1 Year Ago

That is good.
Laconic Meraki

1 Year Ago

The darkness for me is my paradise - my vice.

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