Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Circles



Rip van Winkle awake at last
cobwebs cleared
eyes straining against the harsh light of reality
crops withered
fields left to rot
by those tasked with tending
those I trusted

 
Emotions once a glacier, now like Armageddon's asteroid
the tidal wave sweeps me up
buries me deep beneath the waves
dapples of sunlight ripple above
Whispers of untrue companions stinging my ears
making it difficult to know which way is up
Swimming nonetheless.
Portions of my life flood my eyes
Lead to confusion, makes me swim harder
Circles

 
Impossible not to feel the pressure awareness brings
My heart simmers with just-now-accepted-as-real slights and neglect
by those I struggled to shield
from the judgement their actions demand

 
Acceptable no longer
How dare they

 
Rebuild my perspective, calibrate my actions
Love those who have harmed me
But withdraw

 
Stop wasting effort
on those unworthy
Be myself and enjoy
sharing that with those who appreciate it

 
Sickened by the fear of others
that twists their actions
to hurt themselves
to hurt me

 
Like radiation to my loving, open heart, poison
not welcome.
Help and run
Love from afar


No interest in being safe
Tired of being sorry
So tired


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Thank you for checking out my poem.  Something I wrote last night after a very difficult day.  If you are a fan of llamas, you may want to check out my previous post.  So kind of you to take time from your busy days and spend it here at Bright and Lovely.  You guys are wonderful!

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12 comments

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July 24, 2013 at 2:56 AM

Amazing poem, did you really write it??? Love the photo.
xoxoxo

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July 24, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Thanks so much, lovely one. Yes, I wrote that the other night, came right out of my heart.

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July 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Your poem has such deep meaning hidden in the each and every word...
It shows the pain one feels when loved ones hurt us, when we try really hard but nothing falls in place....
Lovely...
Keep in touch
www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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July 24, 2013 at 8:45 PM

That is so wonderful of you to say. So glad you enjoyed it. Knew it would speak to some people in those types of situations.

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July 25, 2013 at 3:21 AM

Hey Fred, Hope you are finding today more peaceful...talk later, PBS

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July 27, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Getting my emotions out helped alot. Thanks for the NHL.

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July 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Thanks so much, sweetie. Really cool what you've done with your blog.

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July 27, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Thank you, tasty food photo lady :) Yum!

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July 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Thanks so much, darling. Glad you liked it :)

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