Into the Abyss

Into the darkness I walk,

Down those short choppy stairs.

The light fades behind me,

For a moment I look back to stare.

My eyes adjust to the shadows,

All unique in their own hue.

It all seems too familiar,

But I know this trip was due.

I spent too much time basking,

Away in that warm sun.

But knew that there was more in me,

Holes to be dealt with that aren’t really fun.

Time and again my mind stuttered,

Waiting for a better day.

But there is no perfect moment,

When you are trying to find your way.

So down the stairs I walk,

Seeing the crawling memories of past.

Where I kept slipping and falling,

The climb seemed to always last.

But  somethings different about this trip,

Back down into the abyss.

I know what I am going for,

A shot that I will not miss.

I am not fearful, scared, or worried,

That I wont find what I’m looking for.

There is no doubt in my mind,

What life for me has in store.

And once I find it I’ll turn around,

After my time in the dark.

I will have made footprints in the ground,

On a trip I was destined to embark.

-Evan Sanders

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  • DaVida Nature Photography
    April 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Stunning and beautifully written.

  • meganreyd
    April 10, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    wow this was quite touching, it is exactly what I’m going through and I love when poetry relates to me XD awesome photo as well

  • kayuk
    April 10, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I couldn’t have said it better!

  • Wambui Bahati
    April 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Remembering the dark is temporary– now, you have the key. Bless you.

  • Wambui Bahati
    April 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Remembering the dark is temporary– now, you have the key. Bless you.

  • Ado Bajic
    April 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Very, very well written. I hope you join in on my little project if you get a chance,

  • Zia
    April 10, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Wow! I love it, especially the picture to match your poem! 🙂

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    April 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I nominated your blog for Very Inspiring Blog Award.

  • VenusVee
    April 10, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Awesome, great writing. 🙂

  • sandrabranum
    April 10, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    I love this poem. Some days I feel like this when I awake. Of course that might be because it’s a day when me eyes are bothering me. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. The world needs better people; I’m glad you’re helping folks accomplish this. Regards, Sandra 🙂

  • insanemom5
    April 10, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Beautifully said

  • 4journeys
    April 11, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Beautifully written.

  • DaVida Nature Photography
    April 18, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Reblogged this on Unemployed High Jinks and commented:
    I found the written words accompanied by this photograph to be stunning.

  • vlackerine
    May 1, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Reblogged this on vlackerine and commented:
    I love this poem!