Beyond the Smoke

Beyond the Smoke

Under a heavy thunderous cloud I walked
Surrounded only by fire and smoke
No brightness could I see
Only darkness engulfed me

My mind blurred by useless thoughts
Of past errors and future woes
Only in sorrow could I be
No hope could I foresee

In darkness I wandered
All concepts misplaced
My mind blank, my feelings disgraced
A silent life, subdued by time
A life that I do not deem to be mine

Then, one day, an impression came to me
An image that only I could see
It grew, like a tree, tall and strong
A concept so simple and true
Its roots so solid and new

At last the smoke began to ebb
Taking with it all the gloom
And out of the shadows stood
The true colour that began to bloom

Then there rose a glorious day
Clouds finally parting, went on their way
Leaving pure blue light up above
A brightness that brought with it love

My mind, previously dim, clears once more
A new start through an open door
In a colourful garden I now walk
All thanks to one beautiful thought.

Copyright 2004 Quix, SB

Beyond the Smoke


Northumberland, United Kingdom

  • Artist

Artist's Description

Writers block is a terrible thing…. I found myself in a dark place a few years ago; in the past I’ve always fallen back on my writing, when times get bad I would write it down… a way to get it all out of my system. Though during this dark period of my life my writing failed me… emotions so great that I was unable to write them down & cleanse my system. In the years that followed I slowly healed until one day, after a great drought, this poem flowed through me.

It was only the beginning of the end of my darkness but the words gave me strength to get through the rest & now, as in the poem, I am walking in such a bright & beautiful garden full of joy, love & life.

Keep well & bright, Quix xXx

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.