Poem #192

Not Alone

Pain, pain, pain.
I struggle to walk
My burden is great.
The wind howls
The storm rages
I grow weary.
My voice cries out
In breathtaking despair
Tears flow down my cheeks.
My steps grow slow and heavy
For love of friends and family.
I ask for strength and guidance
It is granted to me.
Light shines in
Banishes the dark
For a time I am who I was made to be.
Then I am alone
Cold loneliness rushes in
A dark shaft pierces my heart.
A band of metal
Closes like a vice
Squeezing.
My mind grows dark
My will is lost
And in that time
When hope grows dim,
And happy times
Seem like a fool’s dream,
A voice speaks
Quiet yet firm.
“I am not alone”.
And bit by bit
The light peeks through the dark.
My steps grow ever surer
My eyes burn with fire great
The Holy Spirit fills me with its glow.
A voice speaks
In voice of firm command
“This is my servant.
His soul you will not take.”
And the forces of darkness flee
Love is wrapped around my heart .
There is no need for words
For I know then
As I know now
That I am never alone.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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