Mefarer or My Light that Never Went Out

This tale is true, and mine. It tells

How I almost lost the light

I was certain I would lose my way

For it was dim at the end of the tunnel

I was imperceptive

And fell into eternal-overcast.

My very own homemade entrapment

Frequenting doom-and-gloom mentality, and I kept to myself

An ode to solitude

In a nihilist-niche

 

Some conscious souls found me wandering

Saw me heading down such a

Lonely lane

And I scoffed at them,

“Nothing matters and neither do I.”

They could not

Would not

Pick at this brain

To tell me what I thought I already knew.

Until they expressed more than that.

 

Though dragged into this long-sought recovery

I found my will

To be a glass

Half full- I would say

Filled with what I choose

 

I prioritized this aching mind

I cared for her when she needed me the most-

This self-care should be universal

We need to function at our bests

But that cannot be

When we are against ourselves

Internal-imprisonment when we sweep away: detrimental, destructive thoughts

We do not validate them as so until-

Our survival instinct sputters out

And our eyes are too adjusted to shadows,

To keep track of the light.

Despite everything, I became the optimist

This sanguine-sally-

She tells me there is a light

It does not flicker

It never goes out

I never lost the light, I never lost my way.

 

This poem is about: 
Me

Comments

19arsommers

"I'm Still the Optimist Though it is Hard" mentality from learning more about my diagnosis and prioritizing my mental health. 

19arsommers

My biggest influencer is me and my personal grit and growth.

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