My Prison

Locked away behind bars of my own thinking,

I have become a ghost, 

A shadow of my former self.

My feelings drowning out my reason,

Lost in unbridled waves of fear and self-doubt.

I sink into the pit of isolation, 

That I dug out of significance.

Consequently creating my own devastation.

Blind to the light that shines before me,

I burrow down into the depths of my insanity.

Words of love and strength I refuse to hear,

As I continue to cling to my self loathing

The harder I grasp the more I feel alone and desolate,

Until this unreality I make real.

I have lost myself in this deception,

I am the creator of my prison.



    Thanks MOONFLOWER (evocative pen-name) Thanks for sharing with us the negativity we all experience (from time to time) of being trapped "Inside our own Minds" there is no escape Day or Night ! We do indeed become LOST in the morass of our own DECEPTION ! I love the reality of the angst in your poems ~ they strike a chord ~ Love you ~ Yours BRIAN (UK)

    • Moonflower15

      Thank you. I use poetry as a way to cope with and process my emotions. I find that the more I share, there are others who relate, therefore taking something that can be perceived as negative and turning it into a positive healing experience.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks MOONFLOWER ~ You will find MPS is a very empathetic site ! Poetry is always cathartic and we all support each other by what we write and especially by how we comment ~ Thanks for being my MPS Friend ! Yours BRIAN (UK)

      • Candlewitch

        hello Moonflower,

        I know, from your words, exactly how you feel. you couldn't have said it more eloquently than you have. I have personal experience in this disease of the heart, mind and soul. I found a medication that helps, with the aid of a therapist. Great poem!!!

        *hugs, Cat

        • Moonflower15

          Thank you for your posting feedback, encouragement, and the expression of relativeness. Sharing helps me heal.

          • Candlewitch

            you are very welcome...keep writing, yours is fantastic and therapeutic! :)

            *hugs, Cat

          • charlesbarrett

            Wonderful piece. It’s amazing that such beauty can come from such a dark prison. Proof that beauty is also found within your mind. Thank you for sharing.

          • ajithraj

            One who is searching may find ways out. Your words dance and bring life to a character who may sound helpless but in full knowledge of one's salvation. Yes, if one knows that oneself is creating a prison, one will break out of it sooner or later. It is a great piece of work.

            • Moonflower15

              Thank you. I wrote this as I was figuring out that detriment I was causing myself because of my own thinking surrounding a certain situation. You are absolutely correct. Very perceptive. Thank you for the wonderful feedback

              • ajithraj

                I did not want to acknowledge it was you, the character in the poem :) You wrote it. So, already you are higher that the person in the poem. May the force be with you!

              • TN96

                I swear you have just become transcendent and jumped into my brain! Brilliant writing, could never have explained it so well.

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