A Helping Hand
Author: Capricorn


A hand extended through the dark
to pull me out of life's restraint.
The flame then dwindled to a spark
that sputtered out. Now hope is faint.

So dread has overwhelmed the light,
explosions shake the tunnel wall.
I feel afraid of darkest night
where shadows dance and demons squall.

That flare has flickered long enough.
So will this passage be my tomb?
It should be made of stronger stuff;
illume a pathway through my gloom.

A blaze returns to flood my fear,
the shadows fade into the void.
I skip along the path now clear,
those daunting visions are destroyed.

The hand appeared to lift me out
to respite. Night is slashed apart
as peace surrounds. My doubt
with demons flee; life hugs my heart.

------- Author's Notes -------

This poem is based on the saying, "There's a light at the end of the tunnel"


Comments on this poem/writing:

barb ( -- Friday, August 1 2003, 12:37 am


Hi loved your poem. you write so deep, very nice cap
Capricorn ( -- Friday, August 1 2003, 09:41 pm


Thanks Barb...this is the first one I've written in a while.
luc ( -- Friday, August 1 2003, 11:05 pm

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indeed it has been a while since i seen any new poems from you cap. i like the way you always seem to make the words flow so nicely.. good job.
Capricorn ( -- Saturday, August 2 2003, 12:09 am


Yes it's been a while Luc, but I have a couple more bubbling away now. Long time since I read one from you too...hope I didn't miss one?
Martin Vann ( -- Saturday, August 23 2003, 09:40 pm

Your Spirit, "is" the tunnel's LIGHT...,


You have the spirit of the warrior, who will fight onto the death, and there will be no night. Your sole, is lit a fire, with love, it burns so, bright, If, only, I had such spirit, and love, in my life.

Capricorn ( -- Saturday, August 23 2003, 11:34 pm


Thankyou for your words of encouragement, Martin. I did not think of it that way, that my spirit is the light in my life.A nice thought!
Carrie ( -- Sunday, June 15 2008, 05:49 am

You read my mind

I Loved your poem I am at a crossroads in my life I had just finished asking myself if there was light at the end of the tunnel and after reading this poem I now that there is and that there is someone else out thinking the same thiing keep writing you are really good at putting your thoughts down paper
lauren mason ( -- Sunday, February 15 2009, 01:16 am


please can I use this poem it is for a friend of mine
angel brown ( -- Thursday, May 19 2011, 11:44 pm

using your poem

iloved your poem it was just ubelieveablly
inspiring it help me understand alot
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