The Blackness

Slumbering in the shadowy recesses of my mind
A myriad of dark thoughts and trepidations
Always threatening to overcome
Silent contemplation lest I wake the beast
Assiduously it lingers to steal in
Ever vigilant
My malicious internal nemesis
Thief of hope and happiness
Incessantly I battle my inner demons
Struggling in vain
The light wanes and ebbs
Submerged in deepest self loathing
A labor to even draw breath
Grim sensations consume me
Spiraling ever downward
Fighting the evil emotional tide
Further and further into the darkness
Finally the grip slackens
A sudden shimmer of light
I claw upward against the press
The blackness slowly recedes
Sleeping again in bitter defeat
A short lived victory
A war not won
Its return inevitable and foreboding
I wait……………..

The Blackness

Black Heart

Joined March 2008

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Mental Blackness

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