Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 72: Prevail (Title Poem)

No matter what happens in this life—we must prevail.  Check out the title poem from my book Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and Politics, featured in the "Life" section.


Stuck in an emotional and psychological rut,
Someone or something hit the switch;
Everything faded to black.

My world seems to have lost its colors.
Maybe I need an OUT OF SERVICE sign,
Or maybe CLOSED would be better suited for my situation.
Lately my own world is more like a prison.
The little light that comes is immediately replaced with clouds of worry,
Raining doubts due to several seasons of mistakes
And occasional storms of depression.

Feeling like a swimmer
Stuck in a race he can’t win,
If I don’t think quickly
The only choices are—literally—
To sink or swim.
I don’t want the finish line to be
The ultimate end.
I want it to lead me
To more days in the sun.

Gotta get out of this
Losing streak,
After being down
For so long.
I’m determined
To prevail.

© 2012 BuddahDesmond

Prevail: Poems on Life, Love, and Politics is available at iUniverse, Amazon (Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle), Barnes & Noble, Book-A-Million (Paperback | Hardcover), and other retailers. 

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