Immortal



I wallow in the muddy bog of despair
I weep beneath the willow
My thoughts twisting like a river that bends over itself
Again and again

The sky turns gray
The heavens unleash the dogs of hell
I am soaked to the bone
And deep in the throes

I walk the path of trail blazers past
And climb a mountain to the top where the trees won’t grow
Standing on a rocky ledge
Looking at the creator’s creation
I am humbled

With my hands balled into fists
Wrapped in self-pity, loathing and fear
I pummel the horizon
And give a primordial scream
Its echo bouncing into eternity
And tearing a hole through my wearied heart

Emotionally spent, I gasp for air
It is pure, not polluted by the polluter
The taste is like nothing and everything
In the presence of angels, touched by the immortal
I, a mere mortal am reborn

About this poem

This poem is about life, it's up and downs.

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Written on February 22, 2022

Submitted by lisacampbell29 on May 23, 2022

Modified on April 25, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXX XXXX XBXCX XXCXXX AXXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 811
Words 158
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 5, 6, 5

Lisa Campbell

I am 56 years old. I love to write poems, short stories and lyrics. more…

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2 Comments
  • karlcfolkes
    This poem registers a basic human construct:
    man, while being remorseful about his mortal status, is gifted with a spirit that is divinely immortal, granting him expectations of elevating himself in the dream of his rebirth. 
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • Teril
    We can allow ourselves to celebrate the depths; the view from the top is also stunning.
    LikeReply1 year ago

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