Introducing another heavy but hopeful piece co-written with my good friend Patty at Petite Magique. Don’t walk, RUN to her site and see what an amazing artist she is. A published author and poet, she is as creative and gifted as anyone I’ve met.
I hope you all enjoy the results of our latest creative collaboration.
Lost inside this dark hell I call my mind Maybe happiness is just another lie It seems like I’ve been falling forever With broken wings, you can’t fly
Another soaring dream turned free fall Panic and fear come directly to the fore So claustrophobic in this wide open sky As ground rushes up to annihilate all hope
Falling from grace, no turning back Losing all that I once had I would do anything to turn back time Before this life drove me mad
Grasping desperately to find some resolution As my irreversible past mocks with wicked intent To go back and change would not be an answer But another pitfall to see me deeper in this abyss
My life collapsing underneath my feet I am nothing but a careless, distant observer Seeing it all, but there is nothing that I can do Than to just endure this brutal torture
Is this what I truly believe to be my fate? Surely I am not doomed to repeat past atrocities There must be something more than meets the eye A new way to turn the overbearing odds in my favor
Suddenly turning my life upside down I draw my sword and clench my teeth Prepared to fight to the death with courage renewed. Stealing victory from the jaws of defeat!
Thank you for writing with me my dear friend!
Hugz & Love ❤
It was all my pleasure Patty. You are an inspiration to me and it is an honor to write with you.
I love Patty! She inspires me often. Wonderful poem about breaking through!
Thank you. Patty is a wealth of talent and creativity. I am also inspired by her often. It has been a pleasure writing with her twice now.
John, You and Patty have spun a true “Desperate Redemption” with both of you skillfully fighting off defeat with your powerful words! Here I hear Patty & you alternating verses starting & ending with Patty! My guess! Excellently done as always! Patty sent me over here! Very nice website! Phil from excuseusforliving.com
Good guess on the verses. Patty is a wonderfully powerful wordsmith. I enjoyed writing with her. Thanks for dropping in. Feel free to drop in any time
You are so great at writing alone or collaborating. Power and impressive as always, my friend!
Thank you CBXB. I SO appreciate the compliment. I have been so busy I don’t have time to write much and when that happens I begin to doubt myself. This came at a very important time for me. Thank you ever so much
It’s easy to doubt ourselves, as we’re our own worst critics. Keep up the fabulous work – even if you aren’t writing as often as you’d like.
Thanks CBXB. Such high praise. I miss writing. Work and Life has been so busy I have barely been able to keep up. I hope to return to my role of wordsmith soon