(06/01/2013) Knowing Defeat

How does it feel,
to know that you’ve failed?
Does it make your heart burn,
with every breath you inhale?
I know how it feels;
I’ve been there before.
It’s kind of like waves,
crashing on the shore.
And just like waves
failure washes in,
and though you may fight it;
you’ll never win.
So the sooner you accept it,
the better you’ll be.
Because what is success,
if you don’t know defeat?
©2013 Alex Hicks

Sorry about this one being a day late, I got the date mixed up in my head so I set the publish date wrong lol my mistake. -Alex H.


Just a quick update, pretty busy here at work this week. Friday is my last day before my christmas holidays and during that time I’ll be getting my 365 Days of Poetry page caught up.

I have been writing every day, I’ve just been hard pressed to find the time to post everything. LOL.

I’ll be posting a christmas poem when I get home from work, look foreward to it!

Also, I’ve won a Bloggie’s Award! I’m super excited! Words cannot express how awesome this feels lol.

Anywho, back to work. Ta ta for now!

-Alex H.

Fire Within

Balance is key,
to living free,
between the dark and the light;
for once you see,
that we are to be,
fighting an eternal fight.
So answer my plea,
and face to the sea
and answer for all that is right.
Then turn to me,
for I will not flee,
And I’ll carry you into the night.
Like yang and yin,
we all must live in,
this perpetual state of disease.
With the rich who will grin,
and the poor with dropped chins,
And the wealthy who do as they please.
The soft blowing wind,
tell the stories of kin,
And the adventurers nobody sees.
So sit and listen,
to the stories within,
and your internal pain they will ease.
My song is sung;
I won’t come undone,
and the fire I’ve lit in my eyes,
is the the one thing I’ve done,
to show that I’ve won,
the battle with my own disguise.
So you are the one,
to stand in the sun,
and stand up to your fated demise.
Don’t turn an run;
you won’t be outdone;
let your fire light up dark skies.
©2012 Alex Hicks

Balance is Key

All you will see
when you look at me
Is the fire that pushes the light
And if deeper you go
Then you will know
Why the fire goes on with its fight.
The thing about fire
Is not that it requires
Fuel a spark and some air
But that without light
The shadows it fights
Would never really be there.
So if I am right
And you have the light
Just remember that balance is key
This balance of life
Is sharp like a knife
And we need both to create harmony.
©2012 Alex Hicks

Make a Stand

Solid ground;
without a sound;
I stand here on my own.
I look around,
at what I’ve found,
and I am not alone.
I have trust,
and if I must,
I’ll give it where it’s due,
and just as rust,
is simply crushed,
I know what I must do.
At any cost,
it must be tossed,
into the dark abyss.
I’m not lost,
not to be crossed,
not to be remiss.
And while it’s true,
I stare on through,
and feel naught but shame and guilt,
I must do,
what I set out to,
and tear down the walls I’ve built.
To make a stand;
I know I can;
to revive that which I’ve killed.
This is my plan;
my pain is banned;
clean up the glass I’ve spilled.
©2012 Alex Hicks

So, I’ve been absent for a while. The past couple weeks have been life altering for me so here, beneath my most recent poem, I will give you some updates.

  • My doctor thinks I’m going through some sort of adjustment phase after moving out of my parents house; a sort of social anxiety; instead of depression. It makes sense. She sent me for bloodwork just in case.
  • Work has been picking up finally. I don’t have to spend full days sitting around doing nothing anymore. Usually it’s about half-a-day doing nothing now.

Not much else to say here, I mean it’s only been a week right?
With that I have news. I’ll be resuming my 365 Days of Poetry starting with this poem today. As stated in an earlier post: every day missed will add a day to the end goal. So, as I have missed 13 Days; I will be writing every day until October 31st, 2013! Halloween next year! Great! 🙂
-Alex H.