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'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. She is currently working on her first novel. You can find more of her writings on her blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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7 Responses to Denial (2)

  1. This is really good Penny! 😊

    Like

  2. 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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  3. Daniel Lynch says:

    Moving words. I love the overall tone too!

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