Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010

Subconscious Rising

by Shona Hicks

I didn't want to close my eyes
Darkness lurked over me, breathing
a heavy silence,
whispering a gentle yet insane truth
I felt all peace slip away into the blackness
I was exposed,alone,panic chilled the air
Vulnerable I listened, as a deep sadness engulfed me
Despair revealing itself
armed with memories of tragic mistakes
that spoke one by one
Tears of hopelessness streamed my face
Holding onto faint thoughts of those
I loved, determination carried me,
Lifting me above horrid pits of self destruction.
Blackness now emptiness.
Staring into the unpredictable calm
Almost safe, Almost trusting, I closed my eyes.

Added: 31.03.2010