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I Want To Run Away But I Can't


By Rick Henry ChristopherPublished about a year ago 2 min read
I Want To Run Away But I Can't
Photo by Kultbrecher on Unsplash

I'm trapped in a place where I must be.

A place where I'm needed

A place where I'm a healer, a lover, and a protector

But it's a dark place filled with pain, sorrow and heavy challenges

The beauty is there in the love that I share and the patience that I give

Around every corner there are spirits and demons battling for my heart and for my soul

The dark is chasing the light

Threatening to cut off its power and swallow it down to a dark tunnel of misery

But how can this be when love is present?

Can love be so deep that it cuts through every emotion turning your life upside down

Setting you up on a ship on a rocky sea conjuring up confusion and doubt

I want to scream but I must be strong

Another is counting on me to keep it together

Someone's life is hanging on a thread relying on me to reinforce the thin strand by which she is supported

But how do I strengthen a strand that is so weak?

Where do I start?

I start with love

I start with diligence

I start with prioritization

I start with organization

I start with a calm demeanor

I put my love in it

Then I looked out my window on a dark and blustery day and saw three little birds sitting in the driveway and I know it's gonna be alright

But still it hurts and it's a long road ahead with many twists and turns

A maze of confusion

A never ending path

Waters without bridges

Hope lacking faith

Then I hear a cry and I jump into action

Sailing through the impossible

Just to stop the tears

To ease the pain

To comfort the hurt

That's when I see the bridges and the faith coming together

But just as quickly as they come together the wildfires rage through the body pulling down every muscle and every organ one by one until there's nothing left

Here I am right back to the beginning trapped in a place where I must be

sad poetry

About the Creator

Rick Henry Christopher

Writing is a distraction for me. It takes me to places unknown that fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and a soothing of the breaks and bruises of the day.


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  • The Invisible Writer2 months ago

    Great poem. very relatable

  • Thanks for the comment that you placed on my post about why someone should have nice day - https://vocal.media/motivation/hey-you-have-a-great-day?via=christina-anderson As a result of your comment I wanted to see what you have written so I saw this poem: I want to run away but I can't https://vocal.media/poets/i-want-to-run-away-but-i-can-t it made a great addition to a poem I wrote over here and I linked to it https://vocal.media/poets/is-your-interest-in-the-ocean-a-bit-out-of-the-ordinary-why?via=christina-anderson

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