Fighting by Blair Gaulton

Coming apart
at the seams.
Fighting doubt ‘n’ sadness;
sequestered inside of me.

Listening to the breeze.
I want to dance away;
that will solve nothing.
The fight goes on;
not about right or wrong.

I will dance;
not go away.
Try to free myself
‘n’ clear my head.
At the moment;
feeling more dead than alive.

Must not give up;
when the day
is tough ‘n’ rough.

Must vanquish it;
never surrender.
Going through;
an emotional blender.

Tattered ‘n’ torn;
feeling lost ‘n’ forlorn.
as the battle rages on;
Scorn ‘n’ anger rise;
much to my surprise.

Time to change the tide;
Give it my all;
face down;
this internal squall.
It will fall.
In the end;
I maybe bruised
but will stand tall.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)Mar 2017

Right Now by Blair Gaulton

Right Now
My energy today is nonexistent
I feel inconsistent;
weak, tired, and sad.
The weather is beautiful.
With time; I will arise,
and accept these feelings.
Throw the negativity away;
get rid of it;
and go on with my busy day.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)Aug 2015

Against Sadness’ Spinning Top by Blair Gaulton

Against Sadness’ Spinning Top
Don’t let sadness’ spinning top;
wipe you out.
The best way to make it stop;
don’t think too much;
spend time with friends and those;
who make you laugh a lot.
Don’t stay in; go out.
Do something new;
so you can discover yourself anew,
and have fun too.
Keep yourself occupied;
so you won’t have time.
After awhile;
sadness’  spinning top will stop
because you’re too busy havin’ a romp
to care about it anymore.
That is the cure! 
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)July 2015

Now is the Time by Blair Gaulton

Now is the Time
I know I am lacking things;
am an imperfect guy.
it makes feel sad inside;
to realize;
my best is not good enough.
It hurts a lot;
tearing me up.
Throw in being sick too
Don’t really know
what to do anymore.  
Now is the time.
I can’t give up.
I’ve got to reach the other shore.
Throw my inner negativity;
out the door.
Fight to be me.
Face down my fears.
Find a way to get through it all,
and be happy.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)May 2015

Flood Gates of Emotion by Blair Gaulton

Flood Gates of Emotion
Flood gates open;
swamped by emotion. 
You don’t know, where it will go;
will it reach your heart and soul?
Time will tell;
if you feel it, it will show
then you’ll know.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)May 2015

Against Despair’s Dandelions by Blair Gaulton

Against Despair’s Dandelions
When despair’s dandelions;
start to grow in the mind.
Pull them out;
destroy their roots.
It will be painful;
at least you’ll be free,
and able to think clearly.
You’ve got more going for you
than what you previously believed.
(C)BJG(Blair Gaulton)May 2015