Looking for a balance
Or something that makes sense
Tired of that emotion
That fills up on emptiness
It’s hard to find solutions
When you keep on getting caught
The next few days may look dreary
But your faith will not
Certain ground may be unstable
Enemies and obstacles will knock
But you always stand as the strong one
Standing with two feet on solid rock
We all fall at one point, sometimes we stay down and out, especially when everything hits us all at once. But this poem offers hope that no matter what we face, no matter how hard we’re hit, we can handle it. And…we’re going to come out on top!
Hands that form fists
Punch out unwanted reflections
The desire to keep going
Is hatred feeding obsession
But an inner voice screams
Pausing the body for a moment
It’s not worth the pain
If you breathe and don’t take it slowly
Contain the violence
And cage your inner demons
Pray on your knees
And let good fill your spirits
In the unknown
Something beautiful always grows
Look up love
And the best will surely follow
For some of us, our bad days are far more worse than others. This particular poem explains one of my bad days. This is one of many poems that expresses how it is easier for me to externalize physical pain instead of handling the emotional pain. And when I mean “externalizing physical pain”, I mean hurting myself physically. It was just something I could handle easier. But, like it says at the end, “look up love, and the best will surely follow”. When I find a moment to breathe, to collect my thoughts positively, I realize I’m going to be okay.
Welcome to the Poetry Block!
I’ve decided to share some of my poetry and explain the meaning behind them. I will post a favorite once a week. Please enjoy!