The Fight Against A Fiend

The Fight Against A Fiend

A Poem by Stephen
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The search for a weapon to fend off the fiend

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Today, it caused dismay,
as rains fell from darkened skies.
Disarray, making my day, 
as tears fell from reddened eyes

Inside, ambitions fried,
by disabling fires of diffidence. 
Night-side, I did reside, 
of my emotions' residence. 

Withal, consumed alcohol, 
thinking the fire I could quench.
Miscall, i was a goofball, 
further illusions in my mind did trench.

Asleep, I tried to over-leap, 
the negative thoughts inside my head.
Deep, within my sleep, 
even in dreams I find tears are shed. 
Contend, to apprehend, 
this despotic despondency. 
Fend, through a friend, 
help aplomb regain ascendancy. 
Ink, is my inter-link,
between subconscious and expression. 
bethink, this is how to plink, 
and conquer soldiers at the Battle of Depression. 
Fight, with all my might, 
my literary skills I honed.
Night, I put to flight, 
with despondency dethroned. 

© 2015 Stephen


Author's Note

Stephen
I tried a new rhyming scheme with this poem. It was an adventure for me, and I learned a lot of new words in the process. Please tell me what you think.

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It's wonderfully poetic, the rhyming scheme tried is striking, not something that'd go unnoticed and unadmired, loved it. The fight is really well sketched and felt real. The pinch of positivity added made for a great ending. Liked it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Stephen

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the appraisal. Im glad that you read it and that you loved it. Thanks
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Mia
Very well written! I, too, use a very similar rhyme scheme in my poetry. I enjoyed reading your work.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Stephen

5 Years Ago

Thanks for reading and for the appraisal. Im glad you enjoyed it
I think this is really working for you. Great use of vocabulary and the message is loud and clear. Very well done!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Stephen

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the appraisal and thanks for taking the time to read.
I love the imagery. I don't know if I am being too literal, but I like the line where you stated even in dreams I find tears are shed.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Stephen

5 Years Ago

You are not being too literal, I meant it as it was written. Thanks for the appraisal. Thanks for ta.. read more
Wow..super great...I can seriously relate!
Good imagery,
Good vocabulary,
And shows tears are inside and out.
Bravo!

Posted 5 Years Ago


LadyAnn68

5 Years Ago

Sure thing...I liked it...I am an addiction inspirational writer...most of my stuff concerns addicti.. read more
Stephen

5 Years Ago

I hear yah. Not very good in that genre.
LadyAnn68

5 Years Ago

I'll bet you are...just like me! Lol hahaha

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Added on June 2, 2015
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Tags: fiend, friend, depression, expression, contend, apprehend, fend, subconscious, sleep, alcohol, ambitions, emotions, rain, tears, eyes, skies, quench

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Stephen
Stephen

Pensacola , FL



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