The energy it takes
to pull my feet from this earth
seems insurmountable. 

Each step

I lift my head
seeing the sunlight
breaking through the darkness ahead. 

Just a sliver. 


I advance
determined to reach
the cloudless space.

A deep breath. 

My conviction

Fragments are found
somewhere deep inside.

Another step.

A small victory.

Another step.

I feel warmth
coming from the light.

One last step... 


Copyright (C) 2019 Penny Wilson

Image by intographics from Pixabay

*All is well, my friends.  This post started out as something very dark but turned around for me. (I never know the path my muse will take.)  I think it says that the light IS peeking through for me.  As always, thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny

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 and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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24 Responses to Gravity

  1. Reblogged this on A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! and commented:
    All journeys, light or dark are achieved with the first step forwards.


  2. Very nicely done Penny – the light is always ahead 🙂


  3. Heavy. 😉 beautiful.


  4. Well done dear friend. Without knowing it, you have described my life now.


  5. Every journey toward hope and light starts with a first step. You capture the struggle beautifully, Penny. Lovely poem.


  6. A really lovely poem, Penny.


  7. tduncan406 says:

    This sounds like the daily journey of someone trying to survive depression. Very powerful! Thank you for sharing.


  8. LeeSoyer says:

    Keep walking everyday
    consistency is power
    keep moving toward that ray
    each step build the willpower
    You’ve reached triumph
    you just kept walking
    now you know the science
    every little step made the difference
    toward joy and from depression
    to reach its deliverance.


  9. Yes as you said it takes you from the dark alley to the light at the end of the tunnel. Nice one, Penny.


  10. Penny, know we are here for you through the light and through the darkness. Wonderful poem in the sense of helping us to understand the process of emerging from the darkness into the light.


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