Dawn Ferrett

Rookie - 184 Points (Portsmouth, Hampshire)

Highways And Byways Of My Mind - Poem by Dawn Ferrett

As I wander through the endless roads
That typify my thoughts and dreams,
One question has always remained.
Throughout the years, I've journeyed on;
Climbed every hill, crossed all the streams,
But, what have I really gained?

When I look back at the battles I've fought
Against foes that my mind fabricated,
I wonder who lost and who won.
Did I emerge from the fray triumphantly,
In victory, most celebrated?
Or was I the vanquished one?

I have always been strong and dependable
For those in need of a shoulder to cry on.
A tower of strength and relief.
But I always struggle to share my fears:
To admit that I too need somone to rely on.
Can't shake off my disbelief.

My life is a mess. The demons inside me
Are laying waste to my life and my heart.
They have almost cost me my son.
I need to begin to get back some control.
To shake off the feelings of doubt and get smart,
Or all that I care for is done.

So I'm giving myself a brand new start,
Leaving the path of least resistance.
I'll take back my life from today.
It won't be easy, but I'll claw my way back,
And I won't be afraid to ask for assistance
When it gets a bit rough on the way.


Comments about Highways And Byways Of My Mind by Dawn Ferrett

  • Adeline Foster (7/21/2013 1:12:00 PM)


    I appreciate this one also, I just may have found a kindred soul. At first I thought it might be a sustinia. I like your rhyme scheme even though it wasn’t. The best sestina ever written was by Elizabeth Bishop. You must look it up; it is sheer beauty.
    Adeline
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  • Valerie Dohren (4/16/2012 9:51:00 AM)


    A very good read - you may like to read mine entitled Knock Knock. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 16, 2012



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