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As I open my eyes,
I feel the pain spread–
faster than a wildfire.

Sometimes I let it consume me,
but tonight I will fight it.
Lonely nights are the hardest.
I'm going to be a fighter like my Helen was, fight
the pain of loss try to take
positives out of my now
life
Try becoming a stronger person through her memory and the Inspiration she has given
me
Help and encourage
others who are struggling
to cope with the pressures of today
world
Of ever Increasing problems, constant difficulties life throws at us all, that we have to try and deal with every passing day
Tying to help others with the Inspiration gifted to me by my late wife Helen through my poems try to be a figher like she was try to turn my life around
You have the strength within,
and words of wisdom to share.
Lost Girl Dec 3
Your heart is heavy,
But you shine so bright.
Look for beauty inside.
You will survive.
Lost Girl Dec 3
I don't need your love...
I need consistency.

I don't need ***...
I need stability.

I don't need you...
I need me.
Benji Nov 28
Spent so much of this life
Letting my heart lead me astray
Following girls that never really
wanted me.
That's okay
It's alright
I spent too many nights
Questioning my self-worth
I spent too many nights
Despising the way I look, I talk
I ripped myself from the inside out
And there's nothing anybody could
Say to me now, That I haven't said to myself.

Wasted a decade
Putting myself down
Put a stop to that now
I'm lighting up
Starting to see the beauty
Beneath these scars
Strong mind, Strengthened heart
Courage comes from the depths of my soul
Not gonna end up trapped in another hole
I got all my cards and I won't fold

Twenty eighteen
Is the year
I turned this life around
Dropped the baggage
Weighing me down
Now I'm floating towards the stars
Light as a feather
All those storms I've weathered
Nothing but past memories
Trapped in the back of my head
Where they can fade and be erased
To make way for new images that fill my eyes
And be captured in this brand new state of mind

This is a new sunrise
Yeah this is a new dawn
A new decade
To take back control
Of this runaway train
Not a train wreck, just yet
Now that I'm back behind the wheel
Starting to get a grip
Get back that natural feel
The way I used to be
I'm still a fighter
Now that I'm out of the trenches
Got all these pains on the back foot
I can breathe, just look

Wasted a decade
Putting myself down
Put a stop to that now
I'm lighting up
Starting to see the beauty
Beneath these scars
Strong mind, Strengthened heart
Courage comes from the depths of my soul
Not gonna end up trapped in another hole
I got all my cards and I won't fold

Twenty eighteen
Is the year
I turned this life around
Dropped the baggage
Weighing me down
Now I'm floating towards the stars
Light as a feather
All those storms I've weathered
Nothing but past memories
Trapped in the back of my head
Where they can fade and be erased
To make way for new images that fill my eyes
And be captured in this brand new state of mind

Stains covered my face
At the end
All these blood-stained sheets
That was used in the cleansing
Of my skin
Now I'm feeling free
Felt good letting go of the heavy load
Been carrying all these regrets and thoughts
For far too long
Never felt better to say, So long, So long
The relief you feel when it's all gone

Wasted a decade
Putting myself down
Put a stop to that now
I'm lighting up
Starting to see the beauty
Beneath these scars
Strong mind, Strengthened heart
Courage comes from the depths of my soul
Not gonna end up trapped in another hole
I got all my cards and I won't fold

Twenty eighteen
Is the year
I turned this life around
Dropped the baggage
Weighing me down
Now I'm floating towards the stars
Light as a feather
All those storms I've weathered
Nothing but past memories
Trapped in the back of my head
Where they can fade and be erased
To make way for new images that fill my eyes
And be captured in this brand new state of mind

©2018 Written By Benji James
Lost Girl Nov 26
I am a warrior.
Strong than her demons.
Braver than the darkness.
Gerry James Nov 25
Shaky hands reach out
Wrinkled hands, bony fingers;
All for a little bit of salvation
From the heat and the hunger.
Ribs sticking out of his chest
Lungs wheezing,
Struggling to breathe properly
Inhaling the unforgiving dust and smoke.
Sleeping on the cold concrete
With a frayed mat for warmth.
Worry lines permanently etched
Around his weary eyes
Realizing he can barely support
His family because of his sorry state.
But still he gets up and works;
Begging in alleyways,
Rummaging through trash bags,
Working in factories that tax him
Making him look gaunt;
All so that his loved ones
Can sleep with food in their tummies.
A poor man with a responsibility
Is the toughest soldier
This world can craft.
Poor people are *** in disguise.
Johnny walker Nov 12
Offen think did Helen
make It to where she
heading, then I smile
sure she did the way
Helen was not afraid
to speak her mind she
would have let know
by now if
not
And who ever was on
gate duty at Heaven's
door when Helen arrived
would have received a
right good ear bashing
from my true fighter
who fought her last
fight to the and earned
her right to be there
Helen was a true fighter she fought for live to the bitter end sadly her last fight but never went down In the ring just took a standing count the continued to fight on
I Am Indigo Nov 9
The night he let you go was the night that
you couldn’t comprehend that you were finally free
did he really **** all that was left inside of you
or did you simply throw it all away?

Where is the fire that use to burn so strongly
within your heart?
you can rekindle your own light from a dying ember

Awaken the traveler in your soul
so she can get far away from this place
it is not too late…
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