Room with a View

Dark shadows haunt his restless mind,
reflect dull pain buried inside.
Self confidence falls far behind,
life on a table, window side.
Sleep toss and turns wrestles all night,
raw foggy thoughts serve as a guide.
Peace has no chance to win this fight,
chaos takes aim, sorrows kill pride.
Depression clouds each shiny sight,
no fear or anger is applied.
Profound sadness shades what is bright,
removes wants, hopes, and sheer delight.

Pushes himself to gain delight,
attempts to focus on the bright.
His greatest efforts are applied,
keeps both his eyes on the prized sight.
Conquers all hardships, regains pride,
realizes peace clears away fight.
Allows his soul to truly guide,
for the first time sleeps through the night.
Sits by the table window side,
watches dry ashes fall behind.
Feels positive ignite inside,
as serene joy consumes his mind.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written for FFFC #202 hosted by Fandango

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  1. Stunning poetry. I live the first stanza every day. Now I need to figure out how to live the second stanza. Your wisdom shines so brightly, Grace, and your poetry is so hopeful. You’re making a difference in people’s lives, my friend. Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Mike. Hope you find your happy place soon, my friend. So nice to hear this. Truly means so much to me. Much love And blessings to you.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

  2. The transit of existence between the shades of black and white that life has in store for us and in which hope and motivation are firm steps to achieve what we choose.
    A pleasure to read you, friend Grace.

  3. Beautiful piece, dear Grace. The journey you illustrated with your luscious/meaningful words was a fun and deep ride to go on. Amazing as always πŸ€πŸ€—

  4. Wow! How beautifully you have told a story about surviving the hardships we have to endure in our lives and coming out of those moments of sadness to a light that shines with joy and delight. Wonderful work, Grace! I am always amazed by your gorgeous writings πŸ’“

  5. You have eloquently captured the struggle, Grace. As of late, I am doing my best to aim at that second stanza. I don’t remember a January this… heavy. I am really working hard at it though and I do believe I am winning. The nights are slowly improving. Thanks for such beautiful encouragement…πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’•

    1. Sorry it’s been so rough for you.Happy to hear you are taking steps to feel better. Thank you so much for sharing with me. Wishing you the best.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ’•

  6. The topic you have chosen is very nice. For me these lines are most inspiring:
    Profound sadness shades what is bright,
    removes wants, hopes, and sheer delight. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸ’•

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