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In The Shadows


I want to move out of this twilight zone

stop living in the shadows of my life.

Hiding away for fear of the unknown

Feeling those anxieties twist the knife.

keeping emotions under lock and key

to open up releases to much anger.

I feel like I am on a stormy sea

Searching a calm harbour for to anchor.

I have to find a way to get release

To take the lid from my Pandora’s box.

A safe way to remove it piece by piece

The feelings and the pain that it unlocks.

I know one day I’ll walk into the light

If I can find the help to fight this fight.


Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on October 07, 2020:

Glad you enjoyed this one Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 05, 2020:

This is an excellent write.

I can feel the heartfelt words jumping from the page.

Take care my friend.

Charlie Halliday (author) from Scotland on October 05, 2020:

Thank you Lorna.

Lorna Lamon on October 05, 2020:

I often advise clients to keep a journal of those worries that can cause anxiety and stress. This can be a good tool to confront fears and find coping strategies, as anxiety is more about what can happen. Writing poetry is also a good example of getting those anxious feelings down on paper and working through each one. This is a powerful poem Charlie, and if I can help please let me know.

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