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Underneath the Rubble of My Fears


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


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.


If you can relate to the poem or know of someone who is going through such a phase then please adapt 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.


© 2021 Farah N Huq

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