Finding Courage – Michele Vecchitto

a response to the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge

combatting fear

Like a vise, this unknown enemy tightens its hold
restricting my breath, my thoughts, my steps
It takes on a life of its own…this monster
who has taken up residence in my brain
It shoves everything out of its way,
those unnecessary things like
simple joy and foolish hope
for a better day

And like any formidable foe,
it mounts a battle toward victory
with bared teeth gnashing and
the magic of madness creating
a tangle of fire and ice that all at once
courses through my very veins —
burning my skin as if my body was
its own funeral pyre

I feel the fog as it settles in,
smothering logical thought
in this that has become
the snowfall of my mind
heavy with worry,
burdened by fear
I wander through
unmapped minefields

Somehow in the midst of confusion,
I stumble across weapons
and strap them to my side:
Knowledge to quiet madness
Strength to dull fear
Prayer to lift that fog
and Hope to discover a better day

photo: Pixabay
prompts: Go Dog Go Cafe – Tuesday Writing Prompt, #DecemberFalls18

7 thoughts on “Finding Courage – Michele Vecchitto

  1. Beautifully written…Finding Courage really inspired me and spoke volumes to my heart.
    The weapons of our warrior are not carnal , but mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. Continue to walk in courage, which erupts from the very essence of Joy, received when Strength is channel in towards the Lord. Wisdom is the Principal thing. In All of that which we obtain. Let us gain a clear understanding 🙏💜😊
    InHisCare 🙏


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