A Letter from Wonderland

Dear Darker Me,

I tumbled like Alice as I followed you
down a rabbit hole
but entered no Wonderland
I found no Mad Hatter
though I found I might be mad myself
for listening to you

You are no White Rabbit
Like the Cheshire Cat you
point me in the wrong direction
I lost my way in my own twisted mind
You are no Queen of Hearts to insist
I cut off my head or stay stuck in it

Lost for days wandering among
thoughts that made no sense
You interchanged truth and lies
Nothing was what it seemed to be
as I followed you into
an Unwonderland of dredged up
hurt feelings and wrongs recorded
on an endless loop

I must find my way out
back to the surface where
Truth is truth
and lies are exposed by the Light

But everything exposed by the light
becomes visible—and everything
that is illuminated
becomes a light.

I’m afraid I must expose you
dear Darker Me
that I might live without
your control over my mood

I suppose we’ll meet again
but for today I bid you adieu
I know this light is not for you

I choose to awake from
the nightmare you’ve drug me into
and rejoice in the truth
in the Light

Christ in Me


The Thursday prompt at dVerse Poets Pub this week was to write a letter poem. This poem was half-written before I saw the prompt, but I wasn’t happy with it. (No pun intended). Turning my draft into this letter made it all work out. Since I’m posting this for my Saturday post, I may be too late to add my link to the dVerse link box, but I wanted to give Bjorn credit for the letter prompt.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


6 Responses

  1. I too like the reference of the battle of darkness and light in the Alice in Wonderland theme. Good for you to say goodbye to the darkness and embrace the light.

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