Darkness Within

 

Colors disappear

Trapped in stark reality

What was once is gone

Suddenly caged with dark thoughts

Healing journey a tough climb

 

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #61: Trap & Stark

*( Inspired by a loved one’s journey to healing from PTSD. )

About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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16 Responses to Darkness Within

  1. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Thank you for mentioning the inspiration for this poem, Olga. “What was once is gone” — so powerful!

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  2. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Whoa! Goosebumps!

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    • Olga says:

      It certainly can be a chilling experience when the mind revisits past trauma and starts to live there. I have great hopes that healing will come eventually with professional care. Thank-you, Mary.

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  3. Olga, what a poignant Tanka. I’ve been feeling morose ever since the last of my precious Pomeranian’s passed away after Thanksgiving, so I feel the pain in your words. Hope all is well. Hugs and love.

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    • Olga says:

      Yes, the pain of loss, whether for a loved one or for a part of oneself, is a long journey of healing and acceptance. I feel for you, Colleen. I’ve found that the attachment of love is a strong force and can get one through the tough times. Finding joy in the moments, however short, will eventually add to a hopeful resolution to the pain of loss. As they say, one day at a time. One tiny step towards serenity. Thank-you for sharing your thoughts, Colleen. Hugs and love to you also. ❤

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  4. Very good, thought provoking

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  5. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful poem Olga, the healing can be dark!

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  6. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge #62: Bells & Past | Colleen Chesebro✨The Fairy Whisperer✨

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