Unstable Truth

February 13, 2018

The world
where motives matter:
Your thoughts
trigger physical inhibition.
The weak are preyed on,
the mighty have fallen.
Belligerent
and brutal.

Flashing before your eyes,
a whirlwind of uneasiness.
Your surroundings shaking,
you are secretly breaking.

How do you cope,
when you are just barely afloat?
You hear voices in your head,
but wish there was peace instead.

The pungent odor of stress,
chills in between.
Standing still seems infeasible,
your mind a projector.

A bowling ball on your chest,
wishing the burden of uncertainty away.
In your head you say,“stop pacing,”
But your heart is racing.

Why won’t it stop?
A headache brewing,
your consciousness is screwy,
losing all self-dominion.

Skipping from task to task
like an alcoholic
drinking out of fifty different flasks.
Toxic, your thoughts are blurred.

How do you make it cease?
When there is no emergency break,
and it is essential to halt.

Grasping at every last resort,
trying to swerve and not crash.
Help yourself,
then everyone else.

You are tired of trying,
and feel like utterly crying.
The tears hiding,
you try confiding in yourself.

Bottling it up and going with the flow,
eventually it will burst.

The pressure is too much,
accumulating.
Just like glass,
you will eventually shatter.

It’s even sadder
how you are blinded
from things that matter.
Carried away by trifle tasks,
your main objective:
fill your imperfect cracks.






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Poetry-addict said...
Feb. 23 at 12:38 pm
Goose pumps!!! So touching and real. Truelly amazing. You are very talented
 
Nb123 said...
Feb. 20 at 9:54 pm
Inspiring and so true. How I can relate to this is beyond expectations. You are truly gifted and please let me know if you have any other poems published. You deserve to win because this is truly a work of art.
 
Poetrystalker said...
Feb. 20 at 9:52 pm
WOW! WHAT CAN I SAY? THIS MADE ME CRY AND EXPERIENCE A WHOLE SET OF EMOTIONS. keep writing!!!
 
Stella said...
Feb. 19 at 11:55 am
Riveting, completely relatable! Loved it!
 
Marcie P said...
Feb. 19 at 9:18 am
Inspiring and so relevant!!!!
 
Steve B. said...
Feb. 19 at 7:27 am
You have a gift. Keep writing.
 
Heathert100 said...
Feb. 18 at 5:07 pm
Written extremely well. The poem gave me a little stress due to its intensity!!! Really could feel this one!!!
 
Ileana said...
Feb. 18 at 10:04 am
Beautiful poem, very well written. You can almost feel every emotion the author talks about.
 
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