Sunday, October 12, 2014

New Beginnings

Today’s challenge, dear reader, was a tricky one. We were given words like lust, desire, covet, possess and obsession. I struggled with this, and changed my mind several times about what direction I wanted to go. Finally I wrote this piece. It wasn’t at all what I expected, but it really does reflect me. I hope you enjoy it.

Rod E. Kok
October 12, 2014

A descent into darkness,
this journey is not
My feet skid
as if on loose gravel,
I fall, tearing my palms
on shards of rock.

I don’t want this!

I fight, my struggle
ends in tears.

My only desire
is for peace.
Serenity now,
tranquility forever.

Your love, your strength
turns my weeping
into laughter.

You alone possess ability
to guide me back
to a passion for living,
for loving.

Answers to prayer
heal those wounds,
as slowly my path
leads to new beginnings.


  1. The first half of this poem hits a little close to home for me. It's how I felt when I found out someone I loved had betrayed my love and trust. That person's love didn't save me, however. My own did, and as in the end of your poem, it did lead to a new beginning. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  2. I love how the paths lead to new beginnings. nice poem.