Denial (2)

Who else

Would pull me to my feet?

 

Who else

Could understand

The depths of my despair?

 

When all was

Darkness,

You shed a light

And I would

curse you

for daring

to bring the sunlight

 

I stumbled down the trail

And you lit the path

 

Yours was the hand

On my shoulder

When I needed

Comfort

 

Yours were the whispers

Of encouragement

 

Denial and disbelief

Muddied my thoughts

 

You persisted

Ever so lightly

 

You knew

 

I would come to you

Only to turn away

Again and again

 

Doubts big and bold

Held me tight

 

Darkness would

Come over me again

As I tumbled back down

The rabbit hole

 

You were there

To draw back the curtain

And allow the light in

 

You would extend a hand

Only to have me

Push it away

 

How many times

Have I rejected you?

 

Denied you?

 

Despite my flaws

 

My arrogance

 

And stupidity

 

You saved me

From myself

Over and over

 

How can I deny that?

 © 2018 Penny Wilson

 

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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13 Responses to Denial (2)

  1. Awesomely beautiful and brave to expose oneself!! Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!!
    xoxoxo

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  2. This is really good Penny! 😊

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  3. Care, empathy, compassion. They are all there in your poem. That everyone should read this, our world would be a better place. It starts one person at a time.

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  4. Daniel Lynch says:

    Moving words. I love the overall tone too!

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