I fell into this dark hole
I grab at everything trying to get out
With hopes that someone would grab my hand
All I can feel is thorns
This vine is all over
I try and climb out
Even though I can’t see
I can feel the pain
I’m slipping away
My feet are bare trying to climb
It’s so slippery
Will I get out of this dark hole
I start to pray with all my heart
Slowly my eyes open
Was it a dream
Why do I have cuts on my hands and feet

About this poem

This poem is about life and someone being down and out…. The thorns and vines are others there but we’re they there to help or bring you down… Then with strong faith you come out. And wonder was it true or just a big dream

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Written on April 17, 2021

Submitted by mauriangel01 on November 17, 2023

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Brenda Angel Mauricio

The love of writing has been with since I was a child…. At times I had visions and wrote them down. Published a book “An Angel’s Garden of Words”. If one of my poems helps one person then my goal has been done. more…

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  • ritchiechelle
    Fabulous. You are my joint fav poet with Maxwell. Would love to collaborate one day...
    LikeReply11 days ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Falling, a form of flying, is a motif that occurs frequently in dreams, prompting the dreamer, consciously or more so, unconsciously, to pay attention to and mend psychic disturbances or concerns that may be occurring in one’s life. Effective use of metaphors. 
    LikeReply14 days ago
  • karlcfolkes
    Falling, a form of flying, is a powerful motif that occurs often in dreams; a way perhaps of helping us, consciously or unconsciously, to revisit, reconstruct, and even mend psychic injuries in our lives. Effective use of metaphors. 
    LikeReply14 days ago
  • Vixility
    The unfortunate truth is that this poem of yours is probably relatable to most people. Wonderful imagery. Excellent ending.
    LikeReply 115 days ago
  • RonaldBunch
    I believe this poem helped me, thanks for sharing Brenda.
    LikeReply 116 days ago


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