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Underneath the Rubble of My Fears

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Underneath The Rubble Of My Fears

Underneath the rubble of my fears
Lies a fortress of my insecurities,
This wreckage fails to meet the eyes
This damage no one sees.

Light fails to enter this rubble
And lets darkness spread its wings,
The dreadful dimness encroaches the spirit
Stealthily killing the soul that lies within.

The murky air feels asphyxiating
Making it hard to breathe,
Suffocating the fond dreams and hopes
That somehow got smothered underneath.

Desperation screams out for help
But no one seems to hear,
The inanimate voice that constantly cries
Sprouting from my fears.

Trapped beneath this terrifying pile
There seems to be no escape,
Thus slowly these fears have trodden deep
Leaving no scope to heal this ache.

Under this rubble of my incapacitating fright
There once lived a beautiful mind,
That had wings that traversed the wide blue sky
Had aspirations, strong and divine.

Those wings, now broken, can no longer lift
This heavy burden has crushed them well,
They bleed and hurt and yet wish to fly
But nobody can tell!

Farah N Huq
08.10.202

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A Few Words From The Author

26th from my poetry corner and this one is a late response to Ms Brenda Arledge's word prompt "FEAR", in order to raise awareness and support for mental health issues on World Mental Health Day, 2021.
No matter how trivial these issues may sound, fear, anxiety, depression etc can at times be more disabling than physical wounds and yet we fail to acknowledge the importance of giving support to these sufferers since we cannot perceive the graveness of the situation as we fail to see these wounded minds through our naked eyes.
In this poem, I have portrayed the darkness of such issues to show that they are not to be taken lightly. We must understand and acknowledge the importance of mental well being and raise awareness to build a happier and healthier future for all of us.

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If you can relate to the poem or know of someone who is going through such a phase then please adopt the following measures in order to achieve a better mental health status, whether it is fear, anxiety, depression or some other mental issue. The right steps and a little support can go a long way in solving these problems.

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© 2021 Farah N Huq

Comments

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 09, 2021:

Thank you so much, dear Rozlin! Glad to get your wonderful feedback. Stay blessed dear!

Rozlin from UAE on October 09, 2021:

True lines on fear. You wrote a beautiful poem, Farah. Wonderful response to Brenda's word prompt. Thank you for sharing.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 09, 2021:

Thank you so much, dear Pamela, for your appreciation. I am glad to know you enjoyed the poem. Yes, at times it is not possible to fight these battles alone and that is precisely the reason why I have shown the darker side to such mental issues. Sometimes all that is needed is to show that we understand what they are going through and if this little gesture can help someone fight a dark battle in their mind then why not?

Looking forward to getting more feedback from you, dear Pamela. Stay blessed always!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 09, 2021:

This is a dark, sad, but very good poem. Fear has won in this person's life. I enjoyed reading the poem, Farah.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 09, 2021:

Dear, Femi, I am very happy to know you enjoyed the poem. Looking forward to getting more feedback from you. Stay blessed dear!

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 09, 2021:

Dear Brenda, thank you so much for the word prompt and I am very happy to know that you liked it. Since it’s world mental health day tomorrow, I thought of delaying attempting the word prompt so that it serves both purposes. Yes, we often fail to recognise mental wounds and let them pass by calling them silly but at times these wounds can do more harm than the physical ones. I think all we need to do is extend support to these people by understanding what they are going through because the lack of acknowledgement often leaves them feeling more insecure than they need to. I tried to portray the darkness in my poem to show how tormenting these wounds may feel although invisible to the naked eye. I am glad you felt the essence of it. Thank you for your kind words and thank you for sharing the link. It is very generous of you. Stay blessed, dear Brenda!

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 09, 2021:

Dear Mr Umesh Chandra Bhatt, I am delighted to know that you liked the poem. Thank you so much for your appreciation. Looking forward to getting more feedback from you. Thank you for taking the time out to read it. Stay blessed always!

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 09, 2021:

Thank you once again, dear John, for your inspiring words. Yes, I did intend to capture the dark picture of mental illness. No matter how trivial they may sound, fear, anxiety, depression etc can at times be more disabling than physical wounds and yet we fail to acknowledge the importance of giving support to these sufferers since we cannot perceive the graveness of the situation just because we fail to see the wounded mind. Mental peace is one of the greatest blessings in life and that is precisely the reason why we greet everytime by saying “As-salamu Alaykum” meaning “May peace be upon you!”

femi from Nigeria on October 08, 2021:

Beautiful poem

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 08, 2021:

Farah

Welcome to our Word Prompt.

I'm glad you decided to join us.

Your poem, "Underneath The Rubble Of My Fears" is an excellent piece of work.

It describes exactly how one feels when he lets his fears go wild.

He is unsecure & worries about every detail, but no one else can even tell.

He lets his heart feel broken and it gets worse each moment as he hides beneath his own fear.

He wants to stop being scared, but he can't let go of these feelings.

No one else can tell.

I'll post a link in the word prompt article.

It may be a bit dark, but darkness is needed to portray this feeling.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on October 08, 2021:

This is a beautiful poem well composed and well presented. Thanks.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on October 08, 2021:

I'm glad to hear he's improving. May Allah grant him good health and happiness. Amen! Everything is fine with me as well. Thank you for all of your love and blessings.

Salaam!

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 08, 2021:

I am delighted to know that you liked it, dear Misbah, and thank you so much for asking about my father! That is so sweet and thoughtful of you! Yes, ALHAMDULILLAH, he is doing much better. He can walk now but is still very weak.

I hope you are doing well too! My blessings and love for you and your family as well!

Stay blessed always!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on October 08, 2021:

Farah, I really enjoyed your beautiful poem. I have to agree with everyone else here that it is dark but beautifully scribbled. I hope everything is going well for you. How is your father? I hope he's in good health.

Blessings and love to you and your family.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 08, 2021:

A very dark (excuse the pun) poem, Farah, as the other comments mentioned. I did enjoy it though and hope that beautiful mind once again spreads its wings and flies free.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 08, 2021:

Thank you so much, dear Peggy, for your wonderful insight and words of appreciation. Yes, it’s not a good feeling to live in fear and anxiety or any other negativity. Blessed are those who are free of such mental states.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 08, 2021:

I agree with what Liz wrote. Your poem is dark but well-written. I can only wish anyone feeling like that to escape those feelings, and fly free as a bird.

Farah N Huq (author) from Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 08, 2021:

Thank you so much, dear Liz, for your appreciation. Glad you liked it! Stay blessed always!

Liz Westwood from UK on October 08, 2021:

This is a deep, meaningful and very dark poem skilfully written.

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