How do You Cope….. By L D Wright

How do you Cope…..

We’ve all got a Hero, it lives beneath our skin. That silent voice you hear within. Some swapped for villainous demons that we battle throughout our daily journeys.

Like me, mines got a sense of humour, greatly received after what I’ve encountered. Some might say, your spirit, your soul, a conscious feeling, well mines my very own super hero.

I’ve listened to the voice, felt the thoughts, walked right through the badness that erupted through sadness. Seen the horrors I thought I’d never have to witness but I managed no matter how much life became shattered.

Walked around with this voice saying its all going to be ok, this situation can’t get any worse. Breath, wipe your eyes, I’ll stay here and look after your heart.

Learning that whatever didn’t kill you enabled you achieve the impossible. A mission you didn’t sign up for but one you didn’t back down from, head up and walked right through it.

Yes we all face the fear, fight or flight but I’ve learnt from the past, life will try to break you so listen to your inner voice, its a passage we’ll all walk down we just never know when but believe me you have the power to deal with anything.

Look at that fear and smile. A powerful achievement when life gets darker than dark. Become a beacon and walk with the light. When you fall get back up even if it’s a thousand times, stand forever going forward. Never fall to your knees and say “That’s it, I give in”.

Rise above everything like a powerful force, you might not be completely bulletproof but you’ll certainly surprise yourself. Engage with your sadness, relate to your madness but conquer yesterdays conflicts.

Somebody once asked me a question a few years ago.

How do you cope?

I shrugged my shoulders, I have no idea. Hurts on the inside but hidden behind half smiles.
Don’t know how you managed, everyone’s got baggage, I just pack it well and carry on regardless.
I wouldn’t be able too, how the hell would you know if this powers unknown, dig deep, its in you, your just lucky you didn’t have too.
How are you doing, yeah I’m OK, easiest words to reply but I say them every day, yeah I’m ok.
Onwards & upwards always going forwards.
I Think it would crush me, believe me it ain’t easy but you’ve got to get back up when life knocks you down, don’t like the puddles I’ve stepped in, drenched me entirely.
So ask me again, how do I cope, I just carry on with my crosses and baggage like it became my second language, rise above the invisible line, no define, dealt with the shit that didn’t stick, brushed it off and stood back up, carried on and turned the frowns around, yeah I smile like a new day, it’s just a new chapter I haven’t wrote yet but I will eventually just before you ask me a question like, How do you cope with this.
Lee David Wright

Published by Lee David Wright

Hi there, I'm Lee, I live in the UK in a small town called Blackburn. If I'm not working in the steel industry or training in karate, I'm out walking and taking pictures. I love taking photos and making them beautiful. I have struggled with depression and anxiety for a very long time. My writing run alongside my issues,  personal pitfalls, and experiences through life. Some experiences sad, some dark, but always honest. I treat my writing as my personal therapist., letting my thoughts out in words. This releases my inner demons and settles my personal head space.

4 thoughts on “How do You Cope….. By L D Wright

  1. Couldn’t agree more about the super hero from within … and yes the digging has to be done and those that do, for either the bad or good reasons, is the one who gets to live the fullest life…
    I also hear another great attribute in your words… and that is learning to separate from the the pain, it exists yes, but is not you and it doesn’t have to define you…
    Great piece of writing!

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    1. Thank you once again, the second part of the poem I wrote previously, I knew there was more to write so I challenged myself to write it under 30 minutes, I find it easy to go deep, it’s like time travelling through my memories.

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      1. That’s the first time ever anybody ever used cathartic in a sentence aimed around myself. I suppose my words are my personal therapist.


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