blocking my view

all that I see

something brand new

in front of me

chasing a high

excitement’s rush

makes me just fly

everything hush

time is a blur

gone in a blink

watch my brain whir

yet I can’t think

focused on this

lost in the drive

what did i miss

feeling alive

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I close my eyes

And something dies

Reality doesn’t match these lies

I speak with sighs

My heart won’t rise

Held down with hidden ties

I’m not awake

I cannot break

Can’t let go for your sake

Is it fake

This choice I make

To give and give and never take

I love you so

I hope you know

I pray you never meet my inner foe

I want you to grow

To shine and glow

To be who you are and let it show

Inner Turmoil


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She climbs the stairs, she reaches high

So many new words to try

Her baby lips are asking why

Her eyes are watching everything

Never missing anything

The whole world is her plaything

No grasping here, she’s no Macbeth

She has no concept of death

Adventure calls with each new breath

When innocence is driving you

No guile in what you do

Is hope enough to see you through?


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Moments mapped on skin

Wrinkled, sun-kissed, thin

Years of hopes and dreams

Bursting at the seams

Wisdom in her eyes

Wistful tired sighs

As I reminisce

How can I say this

Silent, I sit here

Choking back a tear

So much is unsaid

Swirling in my head

Looking at her face

My heart trapped in place

Her arms were my nest

When I was distressed

She was always there

Strong and full of care

Is this our last hug

Quiet, safe, and snug

Not ready to grieve

I don’t want to leave

Maybe if I hide

Very deep inside

Time will stop and wait

Before it’s too late