Awake My Soul

A Poem for World Mental Health Day

Awake my soul
From frozen darkness and blackness of night
Shards of light beckon you
Towards another world

Eyes blinking open
Torpor dominates and envelops
Songbirds sing many miles from here
A faint reminder
Of another world

Body of lead
Magnetic mattress
Holds me down

I wrestle with the demons in my head
Bullies and liars
Violent critics
Feeling like forceful fists in my face

The most silent of voices
Filling my lungs with each new breath
Beckons me to stillness of awareness
And another world penetrated with Eternal Light

© Richard H H Johnston

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Richard H H Johnston, 10/10/2015