Tracy Craighead


Captive Mind - Poem by Tracy Craighead

I peer through my darkened room
anxious at what I might see
it’s the sun peeking through
But I think it may be mocking me
It beckons when I am down
And locked away,
I think for just a moment;
Daylight must like it that way
I am almost tempted to gaze at its light
But the flutter in my heart
Reaffirms my fright

Do I give in again, do I leave my cave?
Not a prison, nor a haven
But it a gentle place to land
It's solemn and silent
And light on demand

Yet when I venture beyond this room
I fall into a deep unknown
where people and places can get to me
naked, exposed
is not being free

some greet others with words so kind
I fear that stranger-the thief of my mind

Topic(s) of this poem: anxiety, depression, fear, loneliness, sadness, trust

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Captive Mind by Tracy Craighead

  • Jr Cuyam (9/29/2015 12:52:00 AM)


    Very nicely done. i like this poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015



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