It took me a world of pain to know the softness of existence
it took a lot of vulnerability
making peace with these shards of glass
those parts of me so sharp and crass

It took me a lifetime of staring at the ground
to realise the beauty in every sound
the rustling of leaves, the stickiness of a kiss
the song stuck in my head
my own heart beating
reminding me of this moment that is fleeting
reminding me to care.

When I looked up, the sky wasn't always blue
my love was unrequited, my thoughts proved untrue
I took a walk out of my brain
and into the unrelenting rain
to feel sensations other than my mind
forcing me up a steep incline
towards a top that is elusive
almost real but not conclusive.

Poetry by Eva
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Written on 2022-11-06 at 22:32

Tags Vulnerability  Mindfulness 

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Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
so deserving of an accolade, this poem reeks of style!

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Sona The PoetBay support member heart!
Yeah! So well said, Eva