Lit.Org - a community for readers and writers Advanced Search

Average Rating

(2 votes)

RatingRated by

You must login to vote

Pain, burning within
ablaze, smoldering.
Angst and anger spews
outward to utterance
at those closest.
Pushing away
sinking within
my shell.
A cocoon of constant torment
saving loved ones from
Jekyll and Hyde that lurks within.
Constant highs and lows,
lows and highs;
cycling back and forth
forth and back.
Crashing down,
rocketing up,
one minute despondent
next minute frenzied.
Praying to heal,
begging to stop,
pleading to get off,
this roller coaster ride.
Desire to be alone as
alone I cannot hurt
alone I will not transfer
alone no anger displaced
at those I care for
and care for me.
Cursed and blessed
despite desire to hide
lover still by my side
loving, patient,
Reaching, pulling me
from my dark abyss.

CJ Herlihy

Related Items


The following comments are for "My World"
by CJHerlihy

My World
CJ, You did a wonderful job of describing these feelings. I feel like this too somedays. You are very gifted.


( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: September 21, 2004 )

We have different worlds in our mind, and sometimes that makes each one of us view the world differently. I like the way you put me on a rollercoaster ride with this poem of yours. Nice. :D

( Posted by: PETERPAULINO [Member] On: September 22, 2004 )

Add Your Comment

You Must be a member to post comments and ratings. If you are NOT already a member, signup now it only takes a few seconds!

All Fields are required

Commenting Guidelines:
  • All comments must be about the writing. Non-related comments will be deleted.
  • Flaming, derogatory or messages attacking other members well be deleted.
  • Adult/Sexual comments or messages will be deleted.
  • All subjects MUST be PG. No cursing in subjects.
  • All comments must follow the sites posting guidelines.
The purpose of commenting on Lit.Org is to help writers improve their writing. Please post constructive feedback to help the author improve their work.