Notes on Self Discovery

Notes on Self Discovery

I weep tonight

For our streets gone dark

The gory sight of spooky creatures

Ghosting past paved stones

Ghostly people crying inside walls

Wishing to find the magic wand

That frees their spirits

And  brings them back to life

Their bodies stay buried

Not in wreath-laden graves

But in the despicable depths of despair

They grope in the darkness of past failures

Hoping fate changes their luck

Yet unwilling to give luck the chance.

I weep tonight

For dying souls on our ill-fated titanic

They struggle as billows roll

A sea of helpless hands reaching out

Wishing to find

The lifeline that’s no where in sight

Holding on to the gloomiest of hopes

Even when at a loss as to how to escape

But should I celebrate the fact that I survived the night?

The eerie cries of scary ghosts

The freezing ice that stayed afloat

I no longer have a date with doomsday

‘Cause I found the ladder of self-discovery

I climbed out of the pit of self-pity

And woke with body and soul back as one

Death no longer looms

‘Cause I found the lifeline

Deep inside of me

From the height of humble uppity,

I hear the echoes of shrilly screams

Of ghosts who never found themselves

The stiffened cadavers I see

Are those of my fellow drowning mates

Who held out for a serendipitous rescue

Instead of looking for the lifeline that lay inside of them



10 thoughts on “Notes on Self Discovery” by tosyn (@tosinosha)

  1. Beautiful.
    Truly beautiful.

  2. I read this like five (5) times……. not still done reading the poem but I will say this, really like it.
    Keep writing…will write something proper when I’m done.

    1. I’m humbled. thanks

  3. A nice one, really. But, is the use of ‘despicable’ in there correct? Dnt know. Just asking…

  4. Nice diction Απϑ narration. ♈̷̴̩‎O̶̲̥̅̊U̶̲̥̅̊’ve done well!

  5. Nice diction Απϑ narration. ♈̷̴̩‎O̶̲̥̅̊U̶̲̥̅̊’ve done well!

  6. Nice poem even though I am not very sure of the direction. I like your writing style: it is so fluid as to make one want to read the poem again to understand it.

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