Trapped

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Lucid Being – Ash D. Solomon

I
can see
the better
life shining clear,
can almost taste it.
But it’s just out of reach.
Down again, gave in again
to the temptations of my sins.
Every so often I regret it.
Shame, guilt, anger, sickness, hunger for death.
Self-medication, self-flagellation;
It’s all I seem to know anymore.
The bruises of the bottle stain
my life a shade of dingy
and gray in this bright world.
Can I escape it?
I would like to
just get out
of this
hell.

Sharing Essence

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Love me so hard
I forget the pain
I came with.

Free the me
who wants
to return love.

It’s there deep within.
I promise.
I have it to give.

Please occupy
the space
between my molecules.

Filling this
empty,
tainted soul.

Please help me
to release
these demons.

To make the room
inside for all
you can share.

Your strength
meets mine
and helps me rise.

When you’re where
I finally leave;
I’ll be here, dear.

Then it’s my turn.
Your slide to the dark,
my cross to bear.

Feeling Safe

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I long for the restful places
where the pain
is expelled or soothed
every thought on paper
brings a downturn of
painful emotions
an uplifting
into understanding
and peace
from hurtful emotions
a broadening
of my horizon
when I let go of
expectations
easing into serenity
and calm
finding
my happy place