Happiness from the Darkness

I thought it would be interesting to participate in this week’s Monday Prompt from Big Tent Poetry.  This week is a Wordle, seen below, and I took the liberty of working to get all of the words into my poem.  I’ve noted how many of my poems have those dark endings, so despite seeing despair in all of the words of the Wordle, I took it as a challenge to end on a happy note.  Here is the Come One, Come All with other entries.


Happiness from the Darkness


I immerse myself in the heaviness,

The oppressive, heavy, wet blanket.

I wish to squeeze all of it gone,

To send it back to the basement.

But it won’t go away and medicines

Are disloyal and topple in the darkness.

I feel hoarse as I beg for the blanket to

Vanish, to go away, taking my ropes.

The engine of God’s spiritual gifts

Is far more swift than the medicine.

The blanket shall vanish in the face of God,

The performance of spirit shall reign.

I need only a slight amount of time, stillness,

Listening, waiting for passage, waiting for God.

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  1. #1 by Donna Vorreyer on December 25, 2010 - 5:56 pm

    I like the idea of disloyal medicines – interesting!

    • #2 by Carl on December 25, 2010 - 9:32 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Donna. I appreciate it.

  2. #3 by Jingle on December 25, 2010 - 6:02 pm

    beautiful take on the prompt..
    keep it up.

    • #4 by Carl on December 25, 2010 - 9:28 pm

      Thank you for the comment, Jingle.

  3. #5 by gautami tripathy on December 25, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    Intriguing take…

    dead woman and her wants

    • #6 by Carl on December 25, 2010 - 9:28 pm

      Thank you for commenting.

  4. #7 by vivinfrance on December 26, 2010 - 8:19 am

    I do hope this clever poem is not autobiograpical: despite the more upbeat ending it sounds like a heartrending experience.

    • #8 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 8:53 am

      It is from experience, but all experience can be used for the good. Thank you for your comment.

  5. #9 by Laurie Kolp on December 26, 2010 - 1:42 pm

    I know depression well… great job. God is the answer!

    • #10 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 2:16 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Laurie.

  6. #11 by deb on December 26, 2010 - 8:20 pm

    Thanks for joining the Tent. And congrautlations on using all the words in an upbeat fashion. (I’m behind!)

    • #12 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 9:13 pm

      Thank you, Deb. I appreciate your comment.

  7. #13 by Tumblewords on December 26, 2010 - 9:02 pm

    Interesting piece – I like the hopeful and positive conclusion as much as I understand that which leads. Excellent.

    • #14 by Carl on December 26, 2010 - 9:13 pm

      Thank you very much for your comment.

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