Surviving the Darkness
Do you ever experience those days
when you can't stand living in your own head,
when your thoughts lead you round and round in a maze,
pulling your mind down to a place of dread?
What happens if you can't escape its hold?
Is your life destined to slide further yet?
Does it matter how strong you are? How bold,
or is this the price you owe, your debt?
Is it possible to shake yourself free,
to pull back the shades of darkness from you,
to find a light that will guide you safely
forward until you can see what to do?
It must be true. Others have traveled here
and survived the daunting pull of darkness.
I will be strong, steeling myself against fear,
and believing I can find happiness.
I will read forever because it lets me visit in my mind the worlds that I will never be able to see; it helps me put away the stresses of the day and relax into the rhythm of the story before me; it lets me bring to the surface and experience without regrets those feelings I hide away; it lets me re-experience the thrill of first love through someone else's eyes; it keeps my mind juiced so that it will never desert me; it is always there for me even when there's no one else. I will read forever no matter whether it is print or digital because the words will always call to me. ~ A Sassy Scribbler