A Minds Visit

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This poem portrays the battle between my heart and mind.

Submitted: September 28, 2006

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Submitted: September 28, 2006

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“An Effort of Will”

I cannot help but feel the hatred in my soul,
That strange feeling of longing to be rid of myself.
Malicious and evil-intent wreak my heart,
As if I were a faerie or sprite or elf.
Why was I chosen of all these
To be the man I am, for better or worse, in this heavenly hell.
I cannot escape my plaguing doubts,
Locked in this cognitive, entrapping cell.
Why must jealousy wrack me so
That my soul cannot bear to rest,
For this pain and torture of self-doubt
Is sure to make me fail this test.
Am I an immutable substance,
Unable to change the nature of whom I am?
Or am I the shifting tide,
Slowly wearing the rock into sand.
This wave must come to an end on the shore,
But we fail to be
A rational creature that understands,
That the wave returns to the sea.
And so I wonder if I can
Become a better man,
Or if in this depressed state,
I find my nature’s very end.
Unworthy, unworthy, I feel I am,
To know a creature better than me.
But nonetheless, in God’s grace,
With her I finally see
That man of courage, of strength, of might
Of weakness inherent to this heart.
And in that soul that possesses me so,
I find the light that conquers my dark.


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