As I lay in the dark

and sleep eludes my eyes,

my mind is restless

and the moon like a ghostly-silver orb

in the darkened sky

above my bed of rocks,-

looks at me gloomy and somber.

When I in a deluge of thoughts

tossing me like a turbulent sea,

mercilessly wrenching my soul,

I, looking within for answers:

“Why did I do that, why,

Why I in a stupor of carnal passion,

I didn’t stop?”

Why did I betray my thoughts, my yearnings?

My inclinations, raw, going

against every everything I believe, -


Who shall save me from myself,

Who shall save me from my demise?



  • Candlewitch

    you portray a man in torment and the inner struggle continues...excellent work!!!

    *hugs, Cat

    • rrodriguez

      Thank you for your kind words.

    • Christina8

      Well written poem showing human struggles that most of us have pondered. Thanks for sharing this great write!

      • rrodriguez

        Thank you Christina for your comment.

      • FredPeyer

        Roberto, you express beautifully what so many of us go through sometimes in our lives. Some find the strength to save themselves in religion, some in meditation, some in nature, some within themselves.

        • rrodriguez

          True... I feel so ashame and down. I wrote this poem because I've betrayed myself. Thank you for reading my poem and commentating.

        • Goldfinch60

          Very expressive and emotive write. We all struggle at times in our lives but it can be overcome as long as we move forward and not dwell on the past.

        • Shahla Latifi

          A place of peace exists in you.
          God bless!

        • Ravenssongbird

          The tone is despair, but also of strength. There's a battle inside, yet you challenge it and fight. Expressive and sincere. Nice piece 😊

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