New Me

I smell
blood in the water
I see sharks
all around me
heartbroken, downtrodden
wandering in search of you
finding a way out of this labyrinth
the hope keeps burning
and the flickering flame
never meets its death
I’m crossing mountains
getting drenched in rivers
half drowned, gasping for breath
with a parched soul
and knees skinned
scraping my way out
digging the tunnel with my
bloody knuckles
dipped in blood and skin
frozen to the core
I don’t give up on me
descended from the warriors
I wear my scars with pride
everything is burning
around me
the ambers keep
piercing my foot, scarring me
I take the warm sensation
and rise like a phoenix
the ashes choke me
and blood in my eyes
shines in the night
like a beacon
thorns in my foot
will make a trail for the
lost souls behind me
with every ounce of fight
left in me
I’m running towards
a new me.

Photo by Rhett Wesley on Unsplash

This post is in response to the daily prompt Conversation


30 thoughts on “New Me

  1. Hey,

    I’m working on my debut poetry book and preparing a mailing list. Would you like me to add your e-mail address please? If so, can you share it with me?

    I don’t plan to do it like hard core promotion, I will be e-mailing you privately not through any software.

    I will just inform you when it’s available and when there is some huge fluctuation in price (sale etc.), as on WordPress reader, posts get lost in stampede.

    I won’t be mailing you more than 4 to 5 times a year, and that’s max. Promise!

    And if you want it to share it privately you can do that through contact form on my blog.

    Thank you 🙂


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