Poem #195

Battle On

The dark surrounds my soul
Engulfs my heart
Fills my mind with murky cloud.
It circles in
Closes in
And my mind screams.
Trapped and desperate
But the core of me remains untouched.
A burning bright light
Growing smaller and smaller
But refusing to go out.
And as I cry
Paralyzed and weeping
The Lord puts His strength in me.
I rally myself
Resolve to stand firm
The Lord stands beside me.
I gather my strength
Open myself to the light
Together
The Lord and I push back the dark.
Bit by bit
I become fully me
Once again.
Soon a new day dawns
I am filled with light
The Lord guides and strengthens me
As the dark renews its assault.
“Battle on.”
Says the Lord.
And so I do.

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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