Friday, November 25, 2011

Poetry Corner: I Win

Have you won a battle with your demons? Have you lost? Have you won, then lost, then won again? Is it a continual battle that feels like there's no end in sight? 

Regardless of the myriad of ways this can apply, I'm here to say that it's worth the fight. You are worth the effort. Revel in the wins to help you get there again. 

Face the demons head on and fight with an animal rage against them. You know these demons well and they're not supernatural, they are malevolent and very real. 

You would risk your life to save a child about to be hit by a car... why not also be willing to do so for yourself? Correct your path continually. Find your inner hero and let it kick the $#%&^ out of your demons. 

I Win

pinched lips strangle 
hardened breath into
recycled fumes,
forcing it back into my aching flesh –
fueling me…

I am born again by anger,
satiated by hate,
rejuvenated by pain;

self-pity somehow morphed into
motivating an intensity that actually feels
justified… holy

thank you for the sorrow
that has emboldened me –

is what encourages the strength
that pulls against my chains
that dares to hold me back.

By Diana M. Bateman
2008 ©

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