Fighting Spirit


Abused and misused for many years

Memories bring back biting tears

But now it doesn't have to be that way,

Thoughts of hurting no longer at my core

My mind and body don't have to be at war

The depression did not need to stay.


I lost my penchant for poetry

It's like I lost a piece of me

Life resumes at it's usual pace,

There is a fighting spirit inside

No longer needing a place to hide

A smile begins to form on my face.

  • Author: Christina (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 17th, 2022 09:13
  • Comment from author about the poem: AAB rhyme scheme
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 40
  • User favorite of this poem: Rocky Lagou.


  • Rocky Lagou

    It's so nice to see you've decided to focus on the brighter side of life. Mental health issues, like depression, is really a setback for our developments. I can say this because I also suffer from it and I know it isn't easy to wade through. But just know that there are people who love you. And you will find that inspiration for poetry, observe the world and you will find it. This was great. 💖

    • Christina8

      Thank you so much for your comments! What an honor to be favorited by a talented poet like yourself! I really appreciate it all, Rocky!

      • Rocky Lagou

        Oh you're such a well-wisher. Calling me "talented" and all. I just write what comes from my heart and hope for the best. So to see you look highly of me is so sweet. You too are a talented poet, with so much to give, I can't wait to see the masterpieces that you will deliver. 💖

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      • dusk arising

        I read here, through your message, that poetry writing can set us free to be the person we really are. Sets us free to explore deeper into ourselves, pushes us the evaluate, experiment, create.
        Poetry, a path to wisdom perhaps.

        I enjoy reading poetry which provokes me into thought as does yours today.

        • Christina8

          Thank you dusk! Those were very kind words and also thought provoking for me too! I appreciate your kind review!

        • orchidee

          Good write C.

          • Christina8

            Thank you Orchi, I appreciate the visit!

          • Neville

            I knew you had it in you C .. I could just feel the tingle .. this is surely up there with the best of em to date .. write on my very dear friend and poet .... Neville

            • Christina8

              I thank you kindly for your sweet remarks and I'll try to deliver some more--no promises! lol...C

            • sally

              thank you for sharing this beautiful poem full of positive energy ; )

              • Christina8

                Thank you Sally, I appreciate your kind words very much!

              • sorenbarrett

                A very interesting rhyme scheme AABDDB the theme was well expressed and worth stating. I enjoyed the ending line as a sign of positive outcome.

                • Christina8

                  It absolutely is! Thank you so much for positive feedback on my poem, I appreciate it!

                • Bella Shepard

                  Beautiful words that express the tenaciousness of life. The poet is you rises to the surface and prevails. I wish you an abundance of smiles!

                  • Christina8

                    Thank you so much Bella, I appreciate your kind words very much!!!

                  • rrodriguez

                    Happy for your assertive words and fine write. I enjoyed your poem's message.

                    • Christina8

                      Thank you so much! Appreciate the kind words!

                    • Goldfinch60

                      May that smile be forever with you Christina so that it brings a smile to us.


                      • Christina8

                        Yes Andy, lets hope. Thanks for stopping by!

                      • peto

                        Excellent write chrissy
                        And relevant to myself and I'm sure many others
                        Losing the feel for reading and writing from time to time
                        Great to see your ink flowing freely again.
                        Painful start to this one
                        Finishing with a great fighting spirit

                        • Christina8

                          Thank you so much for your honest feedback. It is appreciated so much! I also lose the feel for writing from time to time...but when the time is right I can put out something decent. Can't wait to see what you write! Again, Stevie, thank you so much!!

                        • Kevin Michael Bloor

                          I like this little poem. It says a lot in its 12 lines. Love the rhyme scheme. My fave lines: "I lost my penchant for poetry. It's like I lost a piece of me." To be honest though, I loved all the lines. I love, "it doesn't have to be that way." And I love how it ends so upbeat, with a smile returning to your face. A lovely poem.

                          • Christina8

                            Kevin, this comment made my day!! I learned the rhyme scheme from a great friend, so I wasn't always rhyming in couplets. Really glad you liked it! I still can only write but once in a while--things worth posting anyway. Thank you so much!!!

                          • tallisman

                            Superb writing! Thankyou

                            • Christina8

                              Thank you tallisman, I appreciate the kind words! 🙂

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