What is this pit this hole in my gut
A wandering mind that wants to give up
Longing to be anywhere else
A futile attempt to escape from myself
Where does it comes from where do you hide
Wondering if there is some good inside
Longing to be stress free quiet peace
Often has me searching for my release
This feeling is always here right within
Sometimes masked well though veneer’s very thin
One thing is certain it’s time to make peace
Other alternative my life must cease
How do you rise up move through the pain
Battle the demons dry out from the rain
Where does strength come from where is the fun
Can I endure without coming undone
The fear within can I make it my friend
I don’t have much choice when it comes again
It’s likely a transient state I am in
No permanent truth rain will go I will win
What are the internal demons you now or in the past battled?
What strategies have you used to get beyond them?
How did you deal with them?
Were you successful?
How did you talk to yourself about what was going on?
When you were gripped did you believe the siege would end?
Knowing what you know now what different strategies or actions might you have taken?
- Stewart Levine ©
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