Carry Me Towards the Light

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Will you come looking for me
when I find myself lost in the darkness?
Because there are times
when I slip
into the abyss

I hope you will be brave enough
to climb down
take my hand 
show me the way out
if I can’t stand
please hold me tight
and carry me towards the light

Around this time last year I was not in a good way; I was incredibly unwell mentally and physically. I would wake up in the mornings with adrenaline coursing through my body, always in flight mode. I lost a lot of weight and also had a breast cancer scare. I found myself in a dark abyss, but I knew what to do…

I had (still have) beautiful, authentic people in my life who I shared everything with. My two best friends in particular weren’t afraid of my turmoil, but met me in my anguish and showed me nothing but understanding. I think that’s the main thing people want when they are in pain… to know there are people brave enough to climb down to you without judgement. I have romanticised this idea in the poem above (as poets do), but please know that no one else can carry you out of your pain. It’s wonderful to have someone hold your hand and encourage you, but you alone need to take the steps out of the darkness. Unfortunately it’s one step at a time, one day at a time. Courage, courage my friend.

23 thoughts on “Carry Me Towards the Light

    1. I’m delighted and not surprised to read this comment from you Cassa. As much as poetry and any creative pursuit is about doing whatever you want, sometimes I think it’s important to point out the fiction in what we write. Not always, but sometimes πŸ’œ


  1. I love your poem…how you’ve “played” with darkness & light…romanticized the lines…thank you for your heartfelt sharing…I very much resonate with your words…each & every step is a step forward…mindfully…hoping you’re doing better, dear Bree…much love βœ¨πŸ€πŸ’«

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  2. That poem feels so close to you, especially after reading your note about your struggles. Hope it’s a thing of the past and you are doing well now Bree πŸ™‚
    A very nice poem Bree. The honest admission of longing for love and care expressed very well πŸ™‚

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