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There's a light at the end of the tunnel

Updated on February 24, 2014

The tunnel

A light at the end of the tunnel

There's a light at the end of the tunnel.

I took out my flashlight to see.

It was so dark ahead,

I shined it in front of me.

Keep Walking

As I walked into the tunnel

I was very afraid.

It was hard to walk in the dark

I kept falling along the way.

The tunnel is too dark

Something's holding me back

I felt at times I couldn't walk.

As though a force had its grip on me,

it wouldn't let me go,

it's grip was so tight I couldn't flee.


The struggle

Maybe it was my fear,

of what lies ahead.

Could I really escape this feeling

of anxiety and dread.

The light

I fought the urge to turn around,

and proceeded on my way.

I approached the end of the tunnel,

and realized I was okay.



The end of the tunnel

The light was so surreal,

the closer I got I felt pleased.

I had no more anxiety.

My emotions felt at ease.


Happiness

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an interesting and inspiring poem. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank Sparklea. I wanted the ending to be one of hope and happiness.

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      Sparklea 

      4 years ago from Upstate New York

      Absolutely beautiful...I loathe tunnels, the feeling of entrapment, so I just loved the ending and the awesome picture of the sky. Very inspiring and encouraging - especially your bravery of proceeding on your way.

      Voted up and awesome. Blessings, Sparklea :)

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you Vellur, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      4 years ago from Dubai

      A great poem, inspiring! There is always a way out.

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      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks lol. Spelling is not my best subject.

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      Demas W Jasper 

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

      Almost there: "proceeded" is the correct spelling.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you son. It truly is the family bond and emotional support that inspires me to write. Writing is my passion and my family is my life. Love you too.

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      cnjvanvorst 

      4 years ago

      beautiful job breaking down each emotion as the poem suggests to free yourself of the dark place that the exists. We all need to keep in mind that with every rainy day a flower blossoms, with every slip and fall you shall stand again and as your poem suggests , at the end of every tunnel there is light. I love you mother good work.

    • lisavanvorst profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa VanVorst 

      4 years ago from New Jersey

      Thank you all for stopping by to read my new hub. I feel that sometimes we are stuck in that dark tunnel and can't find our way out. It takes strong will power to do so.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      There's a light at the end of the tunnel is a beautiful poem with lots of thought.

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      Demas W Jasper 

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

      Easy fix: Your line - "and preceded on my way" (proceeded?). Good write.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      4 years ago from Reno NV

      I love how you broke your stanzas with a title. Very well written and enjoyable to read. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      Terry Harman 

      4 years ago from Lacey Washington

      This poem really hit home for me. I love it!

      Thank you for sharing your wonderful writing, keep up the good work!

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