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Untitled Poem

Before I let you read the poem that I have written below, it has to be said that I have not in many LONG years written poetry. I do not follow any form or particular skill set in what I have written. I have just written what came to mind and it happened to rhyme, too. Without further ado… My poem.

Untitled Poem by Casandra Porter


The Light by Casandra Porter (2010)

I am learning more about myself everyday

As past failures and fears fade away

Yet with each new dawn a new fear is born

So much confusion in my heart keeps me torn

Between the things I need, want, and desire

My heart is so heavy and burned by a fire

One that rages on in a constant heat

Still I am not ready; it is too soon to admit defeat

Some days I lay here scared of trying

Inside my thoughts I feel that I’m dying

Worried too frequent by the things others say

Not sure if this feeling means I should go or stay

I have so much love in my heart left to give

But the people who take it don’t even acknowledge I live

With this daily struggle I find myself fighting

They just assume the darkness will fade while I’m lighting

A path for others to follow their dreams

I can’t be quite sure what all of this means

That I am working and fighting as hard as I can

Still hoping and praying that one day I can stand

Back on my own two feet without this struggle

Not even sure if there is anything left for me with all I juggle

I’d just love to feel that after I am gone I’ll be missed

My heart has burdened me but I must insist

Giving myself this unwavering task

Is it all too much for one person to ask

About Casandra

Avatar of Casandra
Hi! My name is Casandra Porter. I am the wife of, Marc, whom I care for. He suffers from a potential fatal infection that has spread to his brain. Something that is extremely rare. He is a patient of both Mayo Clinic AZ and Stanford University and has many other doctors on consult worldwide. We are a young-ish couple, in our early 30s. Marc is an avid video gamer and the resident comic relief. I am an amateur writer but my main focus is on working with independent artists and writers helping them gain following through social media outlets. I run several blogs. My current project with Marc is a blog called, Running With Sharp ObjectsIt is a blog dedicated to our marital conversations about the most wacky and hilarious topics, mostly pertaining to pop culture. It's a way to keep humor in our lives and bring a little bit to others. We are also setting up a Facebook page for this site where we share inspirational stories, quotes, etc. But, you can always find me right here on blogging about my life as a Caregiver.


  1. Avatar of carlaschuchman

    Casandra, I felt every word, know every feeling. Beautiful poem that I relate to all to well. I look forward to checking out your other sites and facebook page. Write more, it is wonderful!

  2. Avatar of Pegi

    Absolutely lovely and heartfelt, thank you for sharing

  3. Avatar of EllysGdaughter

    Your poem really touched my heart. I am trying to figure out how I can come and meet you. . . things have gotten a little topsy turvey around here lately!

  4. Avatar of Bob

    Casandra, I related very much to your very beautiful, heart-felt poem.

  5. Avatar of Denise

    Casandra–It was such an honor to share your poem today. :) I love how you said what so many also feel. The poem and photo are simply beautiful.

  6. Avatar of ejourneys

    Casandra, these (poem and image) are terrific. I agree with what everyone else has said — this is heartfelt and honest and it covers all the bases. Thank you for sharing this and for echoing our voices and feelings as well. I could definitely relate.

  7. Avatar of Casandra

    Aww. Thank you all very much for the compliments. I am so glad you enjoyed it :)

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