Nietzsche’s Abyss


Here we are in September, and I’m still hanging in there with my post a day challenge. I have written a lot of poetry using different styles since I started in January. I’m not saying it has been great poetry. I’ll admit most of it wouldn’t win any contests. Surprisingly, Word Daddy has stuck with me through the ordeal. He still says he wants a raise. This month I plan to write Soliloquies. These are rambling monologues where the poet has conversations with herself. I believe this will be my biggest challenge since I don’t often talk to myself. I want to put a disclaimer right at the front of the adventure. The views expressed are the inner dialog of the poet. They might be total bs, but they are real. The first poem in this series I will call Nietzsche’s Abyss.

Nietzsche’s Abyss

The philosopher Nietzsche had a point,

the abyss can make you feel out of joint.

Stare very long and it will suck you in,

A deep, demented chasm is empty within.

There is no peace to be found in that void

the emptiness of the pursuit can’t be destroyed.

A place where monsters are very real

where there is no possibility to make a deal.

The darkness has its jesters,

but when you go to battle with monsters

Make sure you come prepared and armed

With the light of honesty and don’t be alarmed

When you gaze into the abyss, and you can’t stare any longer

Remember that which does not kill you makes you stronger.

The important thing is what will you do

If the monster you’re fighting turns out to be you?

When fighting evil it is often one’s fate

to become the thing, you battle, and hate.

Life is never easy living in troubled times,

decisions are never simple when dealing with slime.

Power corrupts even the righteous

Monsters tend to seize control in a crisis.

Your only defense is to look up from the abyss,

the darkness you found there you must dismiss.

Bath yourself in the glory of the morning sun

rejoice in the victory Heaven has won.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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