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A Rope in an Abyss - A Poem

Updated on May 19, 2015

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Life's Travails

A Rope in the Abyss

If life seems in a deep void, the balance between sanity and despair is in a tightrope. This poem is inspire by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophy that is often misinterpreted even Adolf Hitler himself. No matter how difficult and frustrating the situation is, there is always a rope in the abyss. Just hold on to it.


I can’t fathom this feeling

Buried in a very deep pit

Awakening, bringing out this

Long forgotten anguish

Since time immemorial

Being haunted by the ghost


In the past that travails

From north to south

From east to west

Wanting to find a resting place

But to no avail

There is no dry land

To be found

Everything is in a quagmire

Sucking in, devouring


Doesn’t want to stop

Even if it’s too tired

To go on,

Life is hanging in a rope

In an abyss full of misery

Looking for a foothold

Moreover wishing for a

STRONGHOLD…


Finding no anchor there

It carries on its flight

Longing for a place

Of comfort and solitude




Sad Songs

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    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      it is just passing through, and i want to savor the moment while it's there...maybe these different moods are what shape our poems...thank you for the uplifting words...have a great day!!!take care always too...

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Dark moods are sometimes overwhelming, but know that you have an incredible gift that many would envy. That's something even the darkest mood can't change. You are always going to appreciate the light. Take care.

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Cyndi...yeah, at times i'm engulfed by my dark mood...and this poem is the product of one...thank you for the support as always...

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Hello Raciniwa, wonderfully written, but so sad and so poignant. Such longing for something so intangible. Well done.

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you caroline for visiting...take care...

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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      Lovely poem Raciniwa.

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Ardie...and you are one talented writer too...thank you for visiting...take care...

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      Sondra 

      6 years ago from Neverland

      Raci, you have so much talent for poetry - I will never get tired of reading your work :)

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Vinaya, it's dark but God shows us the way even in most trying circumstances in our lives...Namaskar...

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes, i feel sad when writing this but God has assured me that He can always be my rope...thanks Audrey for the support...

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      dark imagery is so powerful in this poem.

      Raci, I'm so much in love with your poetry.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      Beautiful writing--but sad--

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello poet...somehow, it lifts my spirit to read such kind comments from my fellow hubbers...it's a great ego booster...thanks a lot...take care...

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Yes, I am Rosemay...thank you all for the loving and caring ways you've shown to me...after a bout of depression i get better when i read inspiring words from friends...and of course my poetry help me ease the pain...

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      hello Minnetonka...thank you for the uplifting words...as i am struggling to let go of my past, there are still things that haunt me...

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      Brian Lawson 

      6 years ago from Windsor, Va.

      Wow this is a powerful piece! The sadness of it is captured perfectly by your word flow. I love the pics, too! Thanks Raci! Voted up!

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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      A sad and poignant poem Raci. I do hope you are feeling a little better for having put this into words. Writing always helps. You are loved by all your friends

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      Linda Rogers 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Raciniwa-I think it is a healthy thing to get out our feelings, especially when your struggling. Thinking of you and hoping your feeling better. Hubbers are always here to listen.

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Senoritaa...thanks always for the appreciation...my poems are all but an extension of the mood i am in as of the moment...

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Demas...yes, i am experiencing this troubling emotion as of the moment...but i can let go as soon as i have poured my emotions on my poetry...thank you for the wonderful comment...have a pleasant day!!!

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      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Yes billy, we really can't avoid being in the dark at times for it's the best for me us to contemplate where life is heading...thank you for the visit my friend...

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Michael...your presence is always a delight for me...thank you...love you all my hub family too...

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you rahul for the support...yes, i really need to express my emotions whilst it will consume me...

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Ruby....glad that you visit today...yeah, i love Elton John too...

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      Rinita Sen 

      6 years ago

      I always enjoy your poems on a different level, and this one is no different. Well done again, Raci.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I hope this came from wondering about that feeling and not from past or present experience. There is power in your pen.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very beautiful, Raci, and even though it is dark and sad it is very real and can be appreciated by any of us who have been in that emotional state. Well done my friend.

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      cleaner3 

      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      raci, my lovely, your poetry is exqusite. Smile for we all love you.

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Well there is the hubpages family you can always talk to... anything serious going on?

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I loved it Raci, and i felt like i was at the concert with Elton, loved it...

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      yes rahul, that's what i am feeling as of the moment...thank you for dropping by...

    • raciniwa profile imageAUTHOR

      raciniwa 

      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you sharon for the vote of confidence...

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Painful, sad, longing for something good to happen... can feel the heart render in this verse

      Beautiful!

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      Sharon Christy 

      6 years ago from India

      Voted up and awesome!

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