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Laid Bare

Laid Bare

Laid Bare  
 
My mind is like a fortress  
Anxiety is laying siege  
I am vulnerable  
And yet I feel nothing  
 
Must it be that my fear has left me  
Or is it that I have become hollow  
because of it  
I will not know  
Until it has devoured me  
 
When I sit and think  
I am collapsing  
With every minuscule tear 
That covers my body 
It is you who are to blame. 
 
I could achieve so much 
Make the stars and sky bend to my every will 
And yet the words of walking corpses  
Mean I cry until the early wake of Dawn 
 
So, my mind is a fortress 
Except I am not afraid when it is attacked or threatened  
I feel a ghostly calm 
When there is calamity. 
 
Now I walk and my hands are hidden 
Yet my head is raised to the heavens  
Amidst all this cold despair  
I am smiling in this castle  
Of my own making.  
 
16/08/18 
 
Tehmina Usman

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Shorty Green

Wow this is such a strong deep poem hun i can really feel the words. It's a really good piece. Xx

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Tehmina Usman

Thank you, friend, I pride myself on being able to craft my words the way you have praised them. Be sure to check out my other pieces, if you have time!

Tehmina xo

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Shorty Green

Hey that's ok. Yes I will check your other ones out hun ☺ keep writing xx

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sarah harry

what a heart wrenching piece anyone who knows pain not only in one's chest but from the pit of your stomach can tell that you poured it all out in this piece

may you always gather the strength to carry on 
and keep sharing 

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Tehmina Usman

May everyone always have the strength to get back up again. Thank you for your kind words, which I’m not sure I deserve, and your consideration for my work, friend. As ever, I always appreciate your voice and your opinion. 

Tehmina xo 

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