Land Softly

My self harming days are in the past

and so are my sleepless nights,

When all I needed was an excuse

to throw myself into a new plight.


So many people in my inner circle

never knew of my secret agony,

Nor did they know of my panic disorder

And all that this demon took from me


I know now I had to do the work

Proverbially jump and grow wings,

Fly high and then land softly

But nobody tells you these things!


So this is the last I will say

As you are growing tired of my ordeal!

But I will continue to grow

And in absence of medicine, to heal



  • Fay Slimm.

    You will come out on top and stay there dear Christina for your firm' and determined stand to "continue to grow
    And in absence of medicine, to heal" shows your courage and strength to fight any ordeals. A really inspiring read which goes into my favourites. Hugs galore xx


    • Christina8

      Thank you so much dear Fay! I really appreciate your support! I am so glad you liked this poem! Hugs--Christina

    • Laura


      So happy to read your wonderful poem! Glad you’re feeling better and I love your optimism! Onward and forward!!


      • Christina8

        Thanks Laura, I really appreciate it!!

      • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

        What a heart-wrenching poem that brings a tear to the reader's eye. You bare your soul with this write.
        Yet, writing about it is half the battle. Courage to get through it is the next challenge, or the other half. Keep the faith!

        Very well-written. :)

        • Christina8

          I certainly will keep on keeping on!!! Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I appreciate you reading my poem.

          • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

            You're welcome, Christina S. :)

          • Michael Edwards

            You are a strong woman - keep going from strength to strength - but I know you will - my hears with you dear Christina.

            • Christina8

              Thanks so much Michael! I really appreciate your kind words!

            • Goldfinch60

              Your strength shines through this write Christina, you have won your battle and the prize is your total wellbeing. Well done.

              • Christina8

                Thanks so much Andy, appreciate it very much!

              • orchidee

                We're not tired of it. Michael says 'From strength to strength...' That's one tune name to 'Soldiers of Christ, arise'. 'Tis you as one of them!
                See if you can find a video of it - a triumphant tune, e.g. lines of: 'Tread all the powers of darkness down, And win the well fought day'.

                • Christina8

                  Well thank you Orchi!! I appreciate it. Prayers got me to where I am today!

                • misskay

                  Very heartfelt!
                  Great write!
                  I’m sorry your demons hurt you so much
                  But I can tell your fighting back harder and I just feel that you will win so never back down and god speed healing to you x

                  • Christina8

                    Thanks so much misskay! I really appreciate your kind words and thoughts!! :-)

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