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Willful Release

Updated on November 4, 2012

In this tiny room

the darkness I hide.

In this tiny box

the pain I’ve sealed inside.


Through those little spaces

the memory seeps through.

Through my tired eyes

comes anger I once knew.


In this loathesome moment

my will has given way.

In my lonesome weakness

the dark invades my day.


Through this fated battle

I sway in my decision.

Through these waking hours

I’m filled with self derision.


In one sweeping breath

I breathe in all the hate.

To miss one single whisper

would leave me with this fate.


Through tremendous effort

embracing my disdain;

Within my aching bosom

I hold and love this pain.


In this moment forward

this hurt is part of me.

In this tiny room

my darkness you can see.

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      Annie Fenn 4 years ago from Australia

      Yes, over and over...yes! Try to block it out and it sneaks its way through, fight it and it comsumes you, own it and it frees you. Yes.

      "Through tremendous effort

      embracing my disdain;

      Within my aching bosom

      I hold and love this pain."

      So beautifully expressed. Thank you for sharing this deeply felt poem, I read and relate. Voting and sharing.

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      Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      You are too kind. It makes me feel wonderful that you derived some pleasure Annie.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      In this tiny room My darkness you can see.. I can feel.. the darkness you have expessed it so well and I can feel it.

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      Debbie

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      Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      I'm so honored by your compliment. We all have our darkness and I'm glad there was somethinng there for you as well Deborah.

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      Ellen Karman 4 years ago from medina, Ohio

      I feel the same way - very well written. So open, you allow us in to feel it, what an honor. Thank you Up n Beautiful!

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      Ryan McGill 4 years ago from Omaha, NE

      Thank you Ellen. We all have our rooms; for some of us this is the only way out.

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