From the Pocket of a Dream

*Happiness On The Stake*

Like in a bad dream
the fear
             is back
As a reminder
of who I really am

My strength fails me
the colours are blurred
The weakness
Lurks behind the corner

Perhaps it is true
I am not able
                      to live
beyond the ruins of my life
Not without
hurting everyone on my way
I will never
how to hold the precious heart
that lays in my palm

To hold it without losing the grip
letting it
and be crushed
by my constantly darkened mind
that burns this happiness
at the stake

My silence is full of answers
that will never
the treshold of my lips
All about a fear
that corrodes me
behind my smile

If I only could posses
the blissful ignorance of a stone
and just be
into the soft shade of oblivion
into the endless hole of indifference

But my treacherous heart
beats another story
Unable to
                tell lies
it just bleeds
in a desperate desire to keep
this love within

The love that will finaly
                                     slip away
tired of my unhappy thoughts
because of my unexplainable gloom

Perhaps there’s no cure
against the curse
The curse is me
Afraid of the darkness
yet constantly
of the light


© Eclipse 2008 – 2011

Shared on One Shot Wednesday
Big Tent Poetry and Poetry Potluck


32 comments on “*Happiness On The Stake*

  1. Purvi
    May 16, 2011

    You, I like to read sooo much, becuase I can completely relate to your words.. as if U read my mind and write often.. amazing again!

  2. Andy
    May 14, 2011

    What beautiful writing.

  3. jennirey
    May 14, 2011

    Love your word placements..

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  5. Jingle
    May 12, 2011

    Appreciate your participation at poets rally,
    Please return favor to poets who are here yet you did not reach them initially,
    Bless your day.
    Have fun!


  6. andy
    May 12, 2011

    Beautifully captured – the way only poetry can.

  7. Ms. Queenly
    May 11, 2011

    Aren’t we talking about how I feel in my unguarded moments sometimes? Stop reading my mind, Eclipse, lol.

    Thank you for sharing. This piece spoke to me and is very well-worded.

    Ms. Queenly

  8. mindlovemisery
    May 10, 2011

    Profound. Lovely job!

  9. Judy Roney
    May 8, 2011

    Fear is evil. It destroys life. Sometimes we come to the brink before we decide to overcome. This is so sad.

  10. poethereal
    May 8, 2011

    To revel in the melancholy, acknowledging the comfort in the dark. Without the light the safety of the shadows doesn’t exist. Remaining on the fringes, eyes become accustomed to both. Loved the mood throughout. This was a very brave, well written introspective self disclosure. Many can benefit from your honesty here.

  11. b_y
    May 8, 2011

    Oh, I do like love becoming tired of the depressions.

  12. Cathy
    May 8, 2011

    Very good!

  13. brenda w
    May 7, 2011

    Lovely form on paper. Seems you’ve hit a universal. Well done!

  14. Henry Clemmons
    May 7, 2011

    Never leave the threshold of my lips. stellar. Lil dark, but honestly penned. Great read.

  15. Tumblewords
    May 7, 2011

    Easy to relate to this one – nicely done!

  16. Kim Nelson
    May 6, 2011

    I read the entire piece with increasing speed, wanting to get to the end so I could tell you that you will learn to love the light, learn to love well. See… I AM the ultimate Pollyannna, Mother-Hen kinda woman!

  17. Sam
    May 5, 2011

    the trap of uncertainty, the trap within one’s own conflicting feelings… Beautiful as always Eclipse..

  18. Becca Givens
    May 5, 2011

    OMG – Eclipse … such raw emotion present … I can relate … there are many of us waiting at the other side of this darkness for you to emerge as a resurrected butterfly … metamorphosis is occurring! Take care my friend …

  19. ayala
    May 5, 2011

    Easy to relate to …. Nice!

  20. Sue Dreamwalker
    May 5, 2011

    YOu are never cursed..
    Eclipse you always put into words what others find so hard to, and you bring the depth of your soul, the core of your being into all you write… A gift is given in one hand.. and a Curse in the other….

    A heart.. is there Bleeding, but beating.. none the less.. Your Silence is full of Answers… Many just forget to listen.. One Beat at a time…..
    Love Dreamwalker x

  21. Bodhirose
    May 5, 2011

    Very familiar with these contrasting feelings. You did a superb job of putting them down in words. You are beautiful.

  22. brian
    May 4, 2011

    wow. really well done verse…the darkness yourself, which you are afraid of as well as the light, think many could relate…

  23. Kavita
    May 4, 2011

    whoaa…. the depth in this poem is unfathomable! It’s a horrid feeling to be caught in the in-between worlds – one of knowing, and the other of unfeeling… it’s like a certain path to doom…
    Very very well written, Eclipse! Bravo!!

  24. Tino11
    May 4, 2011

    “Perhaps there’s no cure
    against the curse
    The curse is me
    Afraid of the darkness
    yet constantly
    of the light”

    Sums up in 21 words what has taken me a lifetime to comprehend.

  25. dustus
    May 4, 2011

    “Perhaps it is true
    I am not able
    to live
    beyond the ruins of my life
    Not without
    hurting everyone on my way
    I will never
    how to hold the precious heart
    that lays in my palm”

    Deeply introspective and saddening poem—well done and flows emotionally.

  26. Olivia
    May 4, 2011

    I know this feeling up n close!
    I was here till over a year back myself for good 2 years.. Then one day I started to write..

    Things did change. Not only words healed me but also re- invented me. Now, there’s no void. I am in love with my words.. They communicate with me like any other human being. That vacuum is gone!

    Sending you many Hugs xoxox

  27. cat
    May 4, 2011

    I’m writing this comment with tears in my eyes … because there are hundreds of thousands of us, my dear friend … You are never alone …We are never alone … call it curse, call it gift … you so blessed, don’t ever forget, eh? Love, cat.

  28. The Poet Stefan
    May 4, 2011

    I Love you forever darling ~kiss~

  29. theDarkJasmine
    May 4, 2011

    i love the dark but i still afraid of it,,
    lucky to found this post,,

  30. luna15
    May 3, 2011

    have faith, I know just how horrible the world is, but you have to hav efaith. It is what has kept me going, and even tho i am dying now, I have been given the change to see my children turn into young adults. and that, that to me is worth everything. all the pain, breaks, and deaths. believe. it will someday be ok.

    love and light.

  31. Jingle
    May 3, 2011

    sad…….well done.


  32. Jeffrey Beesler
    May 3, 2011

    Wow, thanks for sharing. Being afraid of both the dark and the light…how does one even begin to function under such capacity. This is really great, and I’m glad I found it post-AZ Challenge.

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