25 April 2013

V is for...

It's day twenty-two of the A to Z Challenge!

Today's topic is vehemence. Or rather, that's the title of the poem I'm sharing today. This poem is from Pieces of the Soul, so you're getting a rare glimpse inside the book today.

there aredays
i just want to roll back over
submerge into fantasy
forgetting the banality
of day to day existence

my life isn't horror
it's not even all that interesting
most days

it's the scary little dark part
deep in me
that i wish to avoid
that makes me huddle
small and childlike
the mask, the defense,
the armor that kept me safe
through the early years
the tumultuous years

the fiery, raging fury
which swept over all
and left naught in its wake -
not even ashes -
for it was so hot and bright

that sword, still sharp,
still gleaming bright
has been sheathed.
i havelittle need for
it now           

from time to time
it comes, unbidden,
a habit, an addiction
a double edged sword that
scars us both, victim and me

it's part of me

but it frightens me all the same


  1. This is some vivid soul mining.

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    1. Lee, thanks for visiting! It definitely was a hard one to write.

  2. Wow. That brought me back into my own past. Thank you for the glimpse.

  3. That is so EXCELLENT Amy thank you. Many of us won't think, feel, reflect, ponder on our dark recesses. You have done so, graphically, poetically and courageously, thank you.
    Susan Scott's Soul Stuff

    1. Susan, I'm touched. Thank you for your kind words! Thanks for visiting!

  4. Ah, that "dark night of the soul."

  5. Hi Amy,
    This is really an interesting post,
    Would like to come back again to read more
    after the a to z challenge
    keep blogging
    Good Wishes
    Keep in touch
    I am
    Phil @ Philipscom
    An ambassador to A to Z Challenge @ Tina's Life is Good
    And My Bio-blog

    1. Phil, thanks so visiting. I'd be happy to see you again in the blogosphere!

  6. Very eery, love the cadence of reading it aloud.


    1. Sandy, thanks. This one definitely reached deep.

  7. Such an authentic poem. It's really beautiful.

    Jaime at Awakenings and Reflections