Denial (2)

Who else

Would pull me to my feet?


Who else

Could understand

The depths of my despair?


When all was


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



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's had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. Penny has written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society and a member of All Poetry .com Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 by Z Publishing. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: 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!!


  2. This is really good Penny! 😊


  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.


  4. Daniel Lynch says:

    Moving words. I love the overall tone too!


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