Terrance Upham

Freshman - 548 Points (29 May 1973 / Nassau County N.Y)

War Within - Poem by Terrance Upham

The war within this one
I can't win.

Wager of a war
The journey of
War within.

My sights are set
My mind's blank
Journey deep within
This war I can't win.

This war in my head
It's where it resides
To journey from within
These wall's conform
to keep me in.


The battle field's of war
Kill my joy.

These are the hand's that kill
An the hand's that scar my mind
Are deep within.

The raging conflict of me
I'm too blind to see.

This conflict is a war
Killing two sides of me.

Now that the war is through
with me there's nothing left.

Explosions from
deep within.

This is a war
I can't win.

The two sides conflicting
over me, just who is it that
I'm going to be.

Topic(s) of this poem: mental illness, war


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Cost of war metal illness personality disorder Depression

Comments about War Within by Terrance Upham

  • Chinedu Dike (3/21/2015 5:41:00 PM)


    Depression occasioned by negative thoughts can be so devastating as one hits lowest ebb. A terrible experience, which can be averted only if one is courageous enough to keep the FAITH. FAITH KEEPS THOSE THAT KEEP THE FAITH - Mother Teresa. A lovely piece bristling with insight. Thanks for sharing and for your comment on my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 13, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 23, 2015


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