Welcome back for another dose of poesy! Unfortunately, I’m taking a little break after this week’s entry to relax on holiday so I won’t be uploading any more poetry until three weeks into the future (i.e. probably the 25th July). So to round off before going away I thought I’d write up a poem that I wrote which was inspired by the story of someone I know. In a nutshell, it’s essentially about plumbing the depths in life and the power of simple faith in aiding the slow road to recovery. I’ll leave you to figure out the rest and hope it’s well written enough as I’m fairly tired today after giving a talk at a conference today! Will post again at the end of the month, but have a great July in the meantime.
At the bottom of a well
There’s too much to drink
But nothing to quench thirst.
What caused the descent into darkness?
The desire to drown the increasing distance
Hard rock and stale roll for approval
Win only the highs of a rollercoaster
Before its inevitable plummet into this pit –
Brain smashed. Body wrecked.
Yet a bucket of living water reaches
Even into this abyss –
A word you couldn’t read
But saw and heard
And clung to pulled you up
And is still raising…
The chasm slowly shrinking further into the past
There is a simple truth you hold tight,
A book called “Life”, a promise
That one day you will see the sun.