Monday, October 29, 2007

Lost And Found



LOST

Haunted by the past,
She fled the continent.
Haunted by images,
She drowned in guilt.
Haunted by nightmares,
She hardly slept.
Haunted by memories,
She was lost.

FOUGHT

This must end,
She told herself.
Time to choose,
Time to resolve.
Exorcize the ghost,
And confront the past.
On such thought,
She prepared to fight,
Fugitive no more,
Ready to brave.
Armored the self,
And felt utterly safe.
Attempt the impossible,
Find escape.

She stopped,
Turned inward,
And then attacked.
Killed the evil,
Set the spirit free.
For she was still,
Her worst enemy.

FOUND


She looked deep,
Into her soul –
Uprooted her fears.

She rummaged,
Under the covers-
Shook away guilt.

She searched the dark-
Corners of her mind,
Spreading the light.

She delved some more,
Into the layers –
And found the self.
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In response to the prompt from Writer's island
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17 comments:

Marja said...

She was still her worst enemy. Isn't it true that we first have to qonquer ourselves. Great poem full of hope.

Rambler said...

She searched the dark-
Corners of her mind,
Spreading the light.

liked this a lot..
we ought to fight the inner evils.

paisley said...

what a triumph!!! i am so glad to see so many triumphs over "haunted" memories among the writings today... this was excellent...

keith hillman said...

Really enjoyed this one. Excellent take on Haunted

Steve said...

Oh My......
Love all of it.

...deb said...

I particularly liked "rummaged"...great word to enrich the imagry.

Lucy said...

great poem and response to prompt!
'confront the past'... I need to do that too.

Jo said...

Armored the self,
And felt utterly safe.
Attempt the impossible,
Find escape

I really enjoyed the whole especially the quote above!

Pen and the Sword said...

This was very thought-provoking. We can certainly find ghosts in our pasts and be haunted by our actions, can't we? terrific poem ;o)

gautami tripathy said...

The inner enemy is what needs to be dwelt with. Great poem.

AnnieElf said...

I just loved this. Many of us must feel as we read this that we are reading our own stories. Well done.

tumblewords said...

Well-written reminder. Enjoyed reading and thinking...

Robin said...

I really like this - her admitting of fear, struggle and then triumph.

paris parfait said...

I like the idea of rummaging under the covers and shaking away guilt. And I like that your heroine ultimately triumphs. Well done, you!

LittleWing said...

...the story unfolded in beautiful verses and imagery..fight the good fight for survival..my closet is filled with haunted memories..thank you for telling the tale..

Hungry Ghost said...

I really enjoy how you told your tale in verse, with three breaks - like chapters. Nice work.

UL said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by and giving me your input, it's greatly appreciated.