About those of us that fight or continue to fight the inner demons within us, I believe we have all had our own demons at some point in our lives. I also believe that every bad situation is only temporary,even if we don’t see the light just yet…this is one of my personal favorites as I continue to fight my own demons…

“Better days lie ahead”

Many nights filled with unresolved rest
watching an alarm as minutes slowly tick away
A mind that’s filled with toxic waste
resembles a landfill on a dreary day

Like a worn out recording
whose words echo in your head
Is there any relief in the near future
how often can one wish themselve’s dead

I know death is never the answer
but this is how a depressed mind thinks
Some find comfort in prescription drugs
others drown their sorrow in mixed drinks

Neither of these are a viable solution
like a band-aid on a cut that needs a stitch
Talking to family and friends can be helpful
through the darkness let them be your switch

Everyone fights demons of some kind
so let faith guide you and be your sword
Conquer your fears with great intent
a winning attitude will be your award

So maybe life still wont be perfect
but does perfection actually exist
Focus on what’s really important
and make your own bucket list

A dark situation is only temporary
and brighter days are within your reach
But it’s up to you to get your own ball rolling
and set into motion the words that I preach…

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  • happydoodlegirl on Mar 15, 2011

    Really positive…good post..It inspires me alot..thankss

  • Nikita Phadke on Mar 15, 2011

    *Thumbs Up* There’s absolutely no point in getting too depressed when things go bad,because it is temporary.Tomorrow again the sun will rise and my cheeks will shine as I smile! :)
    Great work.

  • ashan1614 on Mar 15, 2011

    I needed this today as it has been the day from hell. Thanks for the words of encouragement. :D

  • anndavey650 on Mar 15, 2011

    Dark words… and yes, I do believe death is never the answer… but that can often mean you have to face up to tough times, which is never easy. Great poem.

  • CHIPMUNK on Mar 15, 2011

    Great work, well expressed

  • iva75cpb on Mar 15, 2011

    It was worth waiting for your next piece of work. And this time it’s more positive. Exactly what I needed right now, thank you.

  • quiet voice on Mar 15, 2011

    Excellent.Thank you very much.

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  • lapasan on Mar 15, 2011

    So in other words, it boils down to one thing. That is we should have positive outlook in life.

  • KimTherapist on Mar 15, 2011

    A door closes, a window opens.

  • KimTherapist on Mar 15, 2011

    A door closes a window opens.

  • fatima27 on Mar 16, 2011

    5 stars… very nice poem.

  • youthinksokiddo on Mar 16, 2011

    i like this, its sort of a non-traditional poem, and it touches on more than one idea. it is about faith but it is also about ambitious action. it involves a process of many different steps, which says more than other poems.

  • PHEONIX4376 on Mar 16, 2011

    great poem, its exactly what i needed last year but better late then never

  • cyrenjan on Mar 16, 2011

    we all hope for better days…nice poem pal! :-)

  • john smither on Mar 16, 2011

    Good post, always best to take positive steps and look towards the return of better days.

  • DR.VNS on Mar 16, 2011

    Great thinking

  • Estela on Mar 17, 2011

    I really like this poem. I connect with it because that’s exactly the way I live my life. Everyday, you have to make the decision to be happy or to make yourself miserable, so it is really up to you. I think that a lot of people would feel like you are talking to them since this is a universal topic, whether people would apply this philosophy in their lives or not, everyone is aware of it.

  • DrStalloneMD on Mar 17, 2011

    Thank you for the encouragement.

  • LCM Linda on Mar 18, 2011

    Interesting poem. Well-said. Encouraging. Thanks!

  • lynnpoetry on Jun 18, 2011

    i love this poem. I can relate to it very much. In reading your profile I noticed we have something in common. I also lost all my early writing about 2 years ago, everything I had ever written back to elementary> i was devasted. I am writing again, but it is difficult now to find the inspiration I once had. Was wondering if you had any tips for me, maybe some ideas you tried to get back in the routine of writing!!! Thank you for your friend request I look forward to reading more of your writing!!

  • JBaldwin on Jul 26, 2011

    At those times when we can\\\’t see our way out , a friendly voice or a kind word spoken or thoughts like those found in this poem can be a heaven sent guide. Thanks

  • astral2440 on Oct 14, 2011

    A beautiful poem. I can relate to this, my past was full of darkness and uncertainty, it was only in this past 2 years that i have begun to break free from the cycle of madness I was living in. Brighter days are indeed ahead of us all. Keep writing Joe, you inspire many people to move on with their lives and to look to the future.

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