Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It's about


It’s about finding yourself standing

at the beginning or the end of the road.

It’s about knowing that both places are the same

depending upon which way you turn.

It’s about seeing yourself in the mirror

and welcoming or pushing away.

It’s about who you really are

when everything else is gone.

It’s about fear and terror

and living with both of those things.

It’s about wanting to survive them

in spite of who they’ve made you become.

It’s about wishing you were different

or at least had done different things.

It’s about not destroying yourself

for being human and making mistakes.

It’s about trying to find something

that makes you want to engage.

It’s about wanting to be and wanting to live

with some sort of passion again.

It’s about leaving the past in the past

and seeing a future exist.

It’s about that and that alone

that is really all it is.
 
 
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6 comments:

  1. Much to enjoy in these lines. I especially liked

    "It’s about who you really are
    when everything else is gone."

    I wonder how many of us know who we really are when everything has been stripped away.

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  2. It’s about leaving the past in the past...that's the key here for me...just was talking with my daughter during dinner about my childhood..really difficult circumstances...my father drinking.... but then if we want to live, we have to let go of the past...not always easy though...

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  3. It’s about not destroying yourself

    for being human and making mistakes...true that...love how encouraging and empowering this becomes as it goes along...and it is all about that...

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  4. "It’s about who you really are when everything else is gone." That is a great question. The whole poem is truly thought provoking. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. thank you. great poem. inspiring.

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