Michael Erickson- Awaken

Photo by Michael Erickson

Rising from this bed of ash,

I wake to find the darkness.

Sucking in a hidden breath,

I renew the life within me.

Hope is mine,

To spring eternal.

Daring against my destined fate,

I open wings so newly birthed.

Witness the depth of my power,

As the dark rises to overcome this flight.

Again will be the mind once broken,

Forever will beat the once stilled.

Death has lost its gaping smile,

Upon my will did it break its teeth.

Michael is a husband, father, writer, poet, and aspiring author. He finds time to scribble down his thoughts in the dead of night, between ghosts and night owls. If you’d like to read more of his poetry follow the link here. Or to visit his full blog, ‘The Ink Owl’ click here.

5 thoughts on “Michael Erickson- Awaken

    • Thank you so much! This made me laugh and blush at the same time. I had to go and reread the poem to see what you meant. Sometimes I’m not sure who is writing these words, they just rise up from the unknown. Thank you. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  1. You are so kind! Thank you so much, I have to say as of late I’ve questioned my writing. It’s been hard for me to sit down and write lately, but reading this helps that flame burn more bright within me.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s