Returning From Darkness

I can see a face emerging
Through the all-devouring void.
Darkness, that so much destroyed,
Now seems to be diverging.

Underground, where I awoke
(Tangled up in roots that bind)
In solitude, I lay confined
Until my shackles broke.

For how long has my sanity slept?
A sense of normalcy returns
To ruins with self-inflicted burns
In which my troubled soul was kept.

My body greets his long-lost kin:
A dear old friend, my mind
And all the tying ropes unwind-
A change from core to skin.

Colour fills my pale complexion.
Life, once more, paints darkened creases.
All the small neglected pieces
Blends with my reflection

In the mirror, with awe I see
The sight of pride banishing shame-
A handsome face and sturdy frame:
The man I grew up wanting to be.

All along I knew him well,
I knew that he was there.
I knew I did not disappear;
Me, welcome back from hell.

8 Responses to Returning From Darkness

  1. anne-marie sê:

    Sjoe! Ek hoop eendag publiseer jy jou gedigte. Dis baie goed.

  2. annderster sê:

    jou beste een sover.

    welkom terug… in jou eie liggaam, en ook op die blogosphere. ek het jou gemis.

  3. Verdant sê:

    Kaneelsuiker, hierdie is my nuwe gunsteling gedig van jou.

  4. Grieta sê:

    KS
    As I see it (my reality) this is a wonderful place to be… now…. in vertile void… for new beginnings to emerge, new life to start – a new day.. be aware and enjoy

    Grieta

  5. MT sê:

    Is this literal? Is there hope for me… left the darkness and emptied of the light? Is there a step to take to return?

    • kaneelsuiker sê:

      It’s literal, for sure! You don’t take one single step, you take a whole new stance and continue on a route of self-actualisation. It’s nothing selfish, you do yourself and everyone around you a favour. It’s a constant decision to stand up for yourself, disregard burdening social norms, take advice, take the right medication, but depend on yourself. I’ve been on this road of self-fulfilment for 3 years, starting with physical healing and acceptance, then social skill building and then allowing your emotions and urges to be fulfilled. If you don’t take a stand for yourself, no one will, but if you do, you will find help from all around!

Lewer kommentaar

Verskaf jou besonderhede hieronder of klik op 'n logo om in te teken:

WordPress.com Logo

Jy lewer kommentaar met jou rekening by WordPress.com. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

Jy lewer kommentaar met jou rekening by Twitter. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

Jy lewer kommentaar met jou rekening by Facebook. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

Jy lewer kommentaar met jou rekening by Google+. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: