How Long?

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How long should we wait for our friends,
To come back to us?
Should we wait a year or a day,
Or a moment or less?

If they are true friends, they will come,
No matter how long we wait.
But if they are false friends, they will not come,
Not even if we wait a day.

So let us wait for our friends,
And I hope that they are true.
And if they do not come, then we must know
That they were not true friends to us.

But we must never give up hope,
For there are true friends in the world.
And if we wait long enough,
They will come to us.

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Overwhelming Fear, Irrational Thoughts

Overwhelming fear, irrational thoughts
Like a weight on my chest.
It pushes me down, suffocating my heart,
It sits like a boulder covering my chest. 
I can’t move it, as I hear my heart pounding in my chest. 
Louder and louder, it gets, as it blocks all other thoughts out.

Irrational thoughts and fears.
It squeezes my lungs making my breathing ragged.
Like a hand wrapped around my throat.
I gasp for air trying to scream but nothing comes out

My breathing is ragged.
My thoughts deceive me.
That is all I can think about.
That worry, that fear, it all consumes me. 

A sense of urgency,
A sense of regret.
How did I mess things up so badly?
My thoughts go to the worst things possible.

Overwhelming fear, Irrational thoughts, 
Can’t focus, can’t think.
Overwhelming fear, Irrational thoughts




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Poetry Prompt Wednesday #5

Poetry Prompt Wednesday

Think of the phrase “A fork in the road.” What if there was literally a fork in the road? What would it look like? Why would it be there? Or write about a time when you had to make a decision that was “A fork in the road.”

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Poetry Prompt #4

And then write a poem using them as the main focus!

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Breaks My Heart

It breaks my heart that you were not honest.
It breaks my heart that you hid it from me.
It breaks my heart because I thought.

I thought we were close.
I thought we were good.
I thought I had lifelong friend in you.
I thought, but I should have known.

Slow Down, Close Your Eyes

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 When your mind is cloudy,
When your head wants to rest,
And all you can do is worry,
About all the things that are a mess. 

The work you need to do.
The places you need to go.
But your mind needs to rest.
Your head needs a pillow 
And you need to stop.

Slow down, close your eyes.
Take a breath, it’s okay to stop.
Slow down, close your eyes.
Take a breath, it’s okay to stop.

Feeling guilty  
When I rest my head.
When I need more sleep.
When I can’t go on, I need to rest.
 
Slow down, close your eyes.
Take a breath, it’s okay to stop.

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Wednesday Poetry Prompt #2

Here is our second Wednesday Poetry Prompt!

Write a Poem About Healing

Forgive me
Maybe I am to blame,
Maybe it was me this time.

We think about forgiveness and giving it
But how to do forgive yourself?
How to do you heal and seek guidance
From the one you have wronged
How do you both come to terms and move on.

Move on to bigger and better.
Move on to things that matter.
And create once again
How do we do this?

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Everyone Need That One Friend

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Everyone needs that one friend.
Who will support you and lift you up.
Who will never tear you down. 

Everyone needs that one friend.
Who will always have your back.
Who will never turn on you.

Everyone needs that one friend,
Who will listen to your success.
And belittle you.

Everyone needs that one friend.
Who defends you just because.
And who will never speak ill of you.

Everyone needs that one friend. 
Are you that one friend to someone?
Do you need that one friend?

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You Make Me Feel

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You make me feel confident.
You make me feel like I can make a difference. 
You make me feel like what I do is important. 

You make me feel valued.
Like I can accomplish my goals.
Like my goals mean something. 

You make me feel talented.
Like what I write is good.
Like my writing is a worthwhile endeavor.

You make me feel complete.
Like I have been waiting my entire life for you.
Like my life finally makes sense. 


No one has ever done this for me before.

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The Darkness

The darkness surrounds us
Like a blanket it wraps us and pulls us under
We fight and struggle, but we cannot move
The air is stiff as we struggle to breathe
With each moment, panic sets in
Our heart races as the darkness takes its hold
We can’t breathe as the air comes out of our lungs
Wrapping around us, tighter and tighter.
The darkness pulling us further and further into its grasp
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