Tag Archives: #mentalillness

Darkness Falls

Darkness Falls

darkness falls
inside my head
shades the world
in thoughts of dread
light obscures
then fades away
with no escape
my nerve ends fray

the things I put
into my vein
suppressing demons
masking pain
could only yield
a brief respite
return the beast
the endless night

at the edge
of ever more
to find release
to quell the roar
please don’t mourn
my final deed
from the darkness
for which I’m freed

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Life/Forgiveness

Life

The bastard left me spinning at thirteen. Got himself killed at work and never came home. I’ve hated him through years of anger, substance abuse and self-destruction.

Forgiveness

Dead from overdose, his ghost paid me an impromptu visit. Narcan pulled me back but his forgiveness changed my life forever.

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Threads

Threads

Inside my mind,
Broken threads,
Extinguished light,
Darkness spreads.

Cold outside,
I’m safe in here,
In my cocoon,
Hidden from fear.

A single window,
Shining bright,
Caught in frame,
A world in flight.

Trapped within,
A grip that holds,
Watching helpless,
As time unfolds.

If I could only,
Take a leap,
Into the fray, and
Leave my keep.

At the threshold,
The unknown calls,
On my island,
Darkness falls.

Just one brave step,
I’ll take my leave,
But from this fear,
I’ve no reprieve.

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