Darkness

Darkness

A Poem by Lisa C
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The darkness that overcame me still sits on my shoulder My fight with depression

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The darkness that overcame me
still sits on my shoulder
it watches with claws unsheathed
ready to pounce should I falter
I keep it at bay, for now,
but it watches
and it waits
for me to stumble, to fall
then it will sink those
talons sharp, deep,
deep down into my soul
pulling and tearing me apart
but I stay strong
I will not falter,
I won’t,
I can’t,
so there it sit’s watching and
waiting ……

© L Conway 2021

© 2021 Lisa C


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oh my .. so graphic .. i feel it .. those talons ready to tear flesh and tendon .. and the quivering of your protagonist ... teetering on that edge between depression and hope ... fear ... that's what i feel ... depression is such a terrible mental and emotional illness that robs and destroys lives ... well done Lisa .. there much courage in this poem ... smooth flow to it .. i was drawn in easily ... very emotive .. its vulnerable and keeps it real .. nice to meet you! I noticed a review you left on another poet. peace and love!
E.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lisa C

3 Months Ago

Thanks for the lovely comment and read, nice to meet you too ;-)



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loved this so much.. really really felt the emotion you were trying to tackle. thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lisa C

1 Month Ago

Thanks for reading , glad you liked it ;-)
oh my .. so graphic .. i feel it .. those talons ready to tear flesh and tendon .. and the quivering of your protagonist ... teetering on that edge between depression and hope ... fear ... that's what i feel ... depression is such a terrible mental and emotional illness that robs and destroys lives ... well done Lisa .. there much courage in this poem ... smooth flow to it .. i was drawn in easily ... very emotive .. its vulnerable and keeps it real .. nice to meet you! I noticed a review you left on another poet. peace and love!
E.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lisa C

3 Months Ago

Thanks for the lovely comment and read, nice to meet you too ;-)
It gave me goosebumps while reading this! It's a really powerful poetry and I love this

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on April 20, 2021
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Tags: depression, darkness, waiting, mentalhealth

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Lisa C
Lisa C

Walsall, West Midlands, United Kingdom



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Mom to 3, grandmother of 4, aspiring poet, writing as a way of coping with chronic pain. Domestic abuse survivor more..

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