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A Poem by Momo

Not dangling

Kicking

High above in the rafters

The ledge near the cave ceiling

Kicking

Calcite spikes pointed in my direction

Labelled with disasters

Pain. Rage. Abandonment. Loneliness

The rope behind me tempts me

Knotted into insanity

To cross where the bridge broke

Easier to let go

Less easy to grab the rope

But harder than ever to fight

To climb up

With backs turned

The t-shirts read

Betrayal. Jealousy. Pain. Distress. Loneliness.

No hand to reach for

Just the shirts

Drifting away.

But Hope returns

A light in the dark

The light of the righteous

The light of the Book

The light of eternity

Closer still

Two lights distinguishable

One a bright calming white from ahead

Another of orange and red below

No longer waiting

For the invisible man to reach out a hand

A smile to the white

And I become lighter

A struggle

To test my might

Clambering and panting

Heaving and sighing

I lift my body to the waist

Betrayal turns around

And shows another face

False honesty

He reaches out his hand

I reach back but stop midway

The hardest part is done

I turn my back on the shirts

and sit on the ledge

My feet

Dangling

Over the ledge

Looking down at the flames enveloping my fears

Jealousy and pain turn to face me

But on my shirt

Scrawled on the back in sweat

Loner

On the sleeves

Written in dirt

Confidence. Strength

The white light enveloping me.

Raising my spirit

To move to new heights

Of my own control

© 2018 Momo


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the white light enveloping me love that I really do
thanks for entering this deeply moving emotional personal poem into my poetry competition, goodluck

Posted 2 Years Ago


wow.. we have so much here, tis hard to take it all in, in the first visit... one of those that must be considered more than just the once and unhurried... having said that, my first impression was most favourable..... Neville

Posted 2 Years Ago


Momo

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much Neville! :D
Neville

2 Years Ago

pleasure's mine..
I would have rated 100/100 because I loved it, but I believe that no matter how good you are, you can always improve!

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Momo

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much for your words of encouragement!! :D
Here someone can summon the taste of slightly like adventure.....from top to bottom your pain to realisation.....all has been the part of it...Indeed twas a great read😊

Posted 2 Years Ago


Momo

2 Years Ago

Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed it :)
Tahsin.Z🍁

2 Years Ago

Wc😊.....!!

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Momo
Momo

Kuwait



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