A Moment Of Pain

Wallis May Streete
1 min readSep 29, 2022
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

I find myself

Gazing at the torn reflection,

Of someone that I used to be,

This pale and silent man,

Behind the veil of pain,

Sunken and withdrawn,

I walk the streets alone,

Living in the arms of torment,

Once again.

All of my sadness becomes,

And fills the air with absent hope,

In this aching field, I surrender,

For my strength has diminished,

And my eyes can no longer see,

The beauty in anything.

I wish the stars could rescue me,

And bathe my soul in peace,

For now, I must endure,

The sorrow that lives inside

My aching bones,

Battling through each day,

My mind is afraid of what to say.

As the morning light settles,

I make a wish,

For a moment, I dream,

Of how my life could be,

Will it hear my pleas?

Or ignore my restless heart?

This life,

This unpredictable journey,

Has a hold of me,

And it never let's go.



Wallis May Streete

Mother of three. Freelance writer. Poet. Lyricist. Dreamer. “We are lost souls trying to find the light, and when we do, we dance with shadows.”