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Unaided In Gloom~Poem

Updated on March 4, 2013

Unaided In Gloom

Dusting me off again? Get the broom. It doesn’t wipe away as easily anymore.

What’s coming up next? There’s a surprise through every hole I fall.

Never knowing for me what’s in store.

My knees are skinned, palms are torn. Pulling me up, my sweaty hands may slip.

Safety is unknown up there. Can I just lie down? Grabbing hold I always lose my grip.

Is weakness my choice? My mind goes numb it’s not really me.

When I hold my head up my legs get unstable. My strength you cannot see.

Within the darkness I struggle to take a step. Wait please don’t leave me here.

Isn’t it hard to reach when there’s nothing in sight? Searching for courage, I only receive fear.

Unaided in gloom another walks away as I step on crumbly grounds.

Can I be free from falling? I must face the dive alone for my foundation is not structurally sound.

© Copyright August 2012 by life paradox


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  • lifesparadox profile imageAUTHOR


    4 years ago from USA

    Thank you MsDora! We always want to be able to pick ourselves up, dust off and keep on trucking. However, sometimes when people give up and have walked away it's not that easy anymore. It seems that when we're alone we should find out who we are. Unfortunately, that is usually when we end up losing us.

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    Dora Weithers 

    4 years ago from The Caribbean

    "Is weakness my choice? My mind goes numb it’s not really me." I can relate. Vivid expressions easy to visualize. Good job!

  • lifesparadox profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from USA

    Thank you Dim Flaxenwick! I'm glad you like it, please keep reading : )

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    I loved the metaphors. This was great. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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    5 years ago from USA

    Thank you so much Gypsy Rose Lee! You are right about that, hopefully we can always find the courage to go on while we are fighting our battles : )

  • lifesparadox profile imageAUTHOR


    5 years ago from USA

    Thank you Frank, this is written from the stuggles within my mind.

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    5 years ago from USA

    Thank you billybuc! I have never rock climbed either ; )

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 

    5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Voted up. That's basically what life is all about struggle and courage to go on.

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    Frank Atanacio 

    5 years ago from Shelton

    wow very well written you can even compare this to life.. its struggles and unknown futures.. I liked it voted awesome :)

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    Bill Holland 

    5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Well, this could certainly be about rock climbing, or it could certainly be about life....I'll go with the metaphor about life since I've never rock climbed. When I was young there was no fear; now I know all that I could lose if I do not watch each step....make sure each handhold is secure.

    And yet....without trying so much is lost.

    Beautiful poem!


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