Poet Lady Katz: new forum reply to Ataraxis

New reply from Susan Katz

<p>Thank you so very much for sharing this intense and emotional poem with me.  Mental problems, in one way or another, seem to touch us all these days.  The "battle" you describe in your poem comes vividly to life and has a frightening reality about it.  I could wish, from a purely poetic point of view, that you had used less rhyme and more imagery but, having said that, your poem speaks a powerful message and comes, I believe, straight from the heart.  I am happy to add it to the poems I am considering for Featured Poem of the Month for July.  Again, thank you for sharing your poem with me, Susan</p>


Original Post by Zaina I K


<p style="text-align: center;">I see around me <br />Chaos surrounds me <br />I see them running away <br />From time and Past <br />They try but can't pass </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">They will never be in their grasps <br />My need to sleep forever <br />It never wavers <br />Sleep so deep and peaceful <br />Filled with thoughts of childhood</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">The memories swarm around <br />But now I can't be found <br />The change in me was so great <br />It reformed my own fate <br />I still am standing at hell's gate</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">Their words haunt me <br />They tease and taunt me <br />The want to sleep is strong <br />But the feeling is so wrong <br />My own thoughts make me frown</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">I am now mature <br />But still without cure <br />Those nightmare occupy me <br />They fill my mind with horror <br />Can they hear my silent roar</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">I cry for help <br />I feel suffocated in myself <br />They still don't hear my plead <br />Can't they understand my dilemma or my need <br />Am I selfish to wish to be free</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">Free from my own inner clutches <br />I don't want worldly riches <br />I want to cross my own bridges <br />I want to be somewhere safe <br />Where the situation isn't this grave</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">Freedom is what I crave for <br />I want to be brave and sure <br />I want to battle own wars <br />Pave my own way <br />Where one's opinion doesn't make me sway</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">I will break my own leash <br />And gain my inner peace <br />I will win this race <br />And will go through the situation I face <br />This is my own Life, And I will thrive.</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">~ Zaina.I.K</p>
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<p>Note :<br />This poem is on mental problems one faces.</p>
<p>Ataraxis – The absence of mental stress or anxiety . Peacefulness .</p>