when everything else fails

Feeling Lighter

finally i will fly
i can touch for real
this blue sky
this feeling overwhelms
as i lay suspended
in limbo

emotions and memories
from a not so distant past
broken hearts and empty bottles
all those heavy worries
and forever saying sorries
blurs away when i close my eyes
this blue sky i float
lightens my sorrow
fades away my sorrow
this dream i dream
leaves no tomorrow
to wake up again
my dream will forever last
no more pain to bury
no more deviations from sober
this limbo takes me over

finally i will not fall
i can touch for real
this blue sky
this feeling overwhelms
sorrows shall disappear fast
my dream will forever last

written for prompt: Poets United Midnight Snack (005)

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19 responses

  1. Wonderfully written and really does fit the picture perfectly!

    October 5, 2011 at 3:36 pm

  2. I love this poem it catches completely the feeling we get when the pressures of life are too heavy to bear!! especially the lines “broken hearts and empty bottles
    all those heavy worries” they say so much . I have written a few poems on flying too .keep happy and keep writing!! XX

    October 5, 2011 at 7:18 pm

  3. Love it beautiful poem…….

    October 6, 2011 at 1:02 am

  4. I read your poem three times…it invoked a sense of freedom…perhaps death and the release of the spirit from a body that has fought many battles and lived its life the best it could…love being one of the most rewarding yet most destructive emotions we can experience…now free from the worries that took one from such heights to such lows. Nothing like the blue sky above a blue ocean…where the birds fly…to symbolize freedom of burden.

    October 6, 2011 at 4:30 am

  5. wordsfallfrommyeyes

    A truly lovely poem. And the picture is just perfect. What a poet you are!

    October 6, 2011 at 4:42 am

  6. I had the feeling of death too–no more pain and sorrow–flying free at last. Doesn’t sound like such a bad thing! Wonderfully done and I love that image!

    October 6, 2011 at 8:56 am

  7. I see universal dream here……Liked the flow….

    a song, this is?

    October 6, 2011 at 10:22 am

  8. i like the sense of being in limbo

    October 8, 2011 at 4:27 am

  9. I love the feeling of floating I get just in the readng. Also the deep meanings I see. Great response to the photo prompt.

    October 8, 2011 at 7:25 am

  10. lovely, just lovely.. :-D

    October 9, 2011 at 3:09 pm

  11. Such a provocative thought. I hear such a range of emotions in this work–hope, despair, regret, exhaustion…

    “from a not so distant past” makes me think that recent events have triggered the forward consideration of a better time and place. Afterlife? Dream? Such a beautiful anthem of faith and perseverance

    October 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm

  12. dark..melancholic..but for me, its close. coz, there is so much to express and pain and love will let us do it. express. nice.

    October 9, 2011 at 5:25 pm

  13. Love the uplifting feeling which is dominant, the flying and I will not fall… xPenx

    October 9, 2011 at 7:11 pm

  14. demonsking19

    nice :)

    October 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm

  15. I love reading poems like this especially when I’m sad and hopeless. It encourages me.

    October 20, 2011 at 1:31 pm

  16. Androgoth

    A very nice piece of poetry my friend…
    I do hope that you are enjuoying a good
    week and as the weekend beckons,
    then I hope that you have lots of wicked
    plans already planned with lashings of
    good and happy times :)

    Androgoth

    October 21, 2011 at 8:41 am

  17. Androgoth

    Enjuoying is probably slang for something
    wickedly exciting but of what, well who knows? :) lol

    Sorry about the dreadful typo…

    Androgoth

    October 21, 2011 at 8:42 am

  18. Androgoth

    I hope that you are well my friend,
    not seen you around WordPress in
    a while now…

    Happy Halloween my friend :)

    Androgoth

    October 30, 2011 at 8:23 am

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