The other C word

It shares my bed and pecks at my dreams,

Claws at my thoughts.

Each morning I wake,

Look into its empty eyes

Pinioned to the bed, no will to rise.

I scuttle through shreds of mind

Like a beetle through dead leaves

Searching for life.

Yet still I rise, complete the empty actions of my day.

Stroking my wounds with poisoned talon

Seeping the life from out this shell

Ending this time of living hell. 

 

 

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d.knape

Fri 10th Aug 2018 02:28

this is powerful.
so good.

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Janey Colbourne

Sun 1st Jul 2018 19:40

Beautiful and poignant. Glad you got the all clear. Writing about these things can be very therapeutic x

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Laura Taylor

Fri 29th Jun 2018 10:17

All clear = best news ever 😃

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Hazel ettridge

Fri 29th Jun 2018 09:08

Thanking you all for reading and commenting. I'm clearing out all my old notebooks and burning them, a couple of old poems caught my eye demanding to be rescued before cremating those years.

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Hannah Collins

Thu 28th Jun 2018 17:41

Very strong and meaningful.
Brave too.

Hannah

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Thu 28th Jun 2018 14:49

So relieved you pulled through...

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Hazel ettridge

Thu 28th Jun 2018 13:55

Just wanted to say that this was written 5 years ago and I pulled through. Got the all clear last July.

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Laura Taylor

Thu 28th Jun 2018 10:20

Think about what the other C word could possibly be, Graham, combined with the imagery of poison and death.

Great piece Hazel.

Graham Sherwood

Thu 28th Jun 2018 09:47

Now this has got me thinking (which is dangerous). Is there a hidden message? Short enough to read over and over again. What’s the maguffin?

<Deleted User> (13762)

Thu 28th Jun 2018 07:38

another excellent poem Hazel - thanks for posting. Col.

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