By Flavorless

They tell her to push towards all the dreams she's hoarded
and to weave threads of hope so that she might wind it into rope
in order to climb out of the pit of grime and tar that she's built around herself.
She took a childhood wound tight with trauma,
and used it to dig a shallow hole in the dirt that only grows deeper,
as her fear keeps her tied her to the quickly fading safety of the mud below her.
She is uncertain of her allies, and so she shields herself from the sun,
from the moon, and the comforting chatter of the rain.
She's afraid of what they have to offer her.
She is blind, yet in her eyes, they are liars.

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Copyright 2020 Flavorless
Published on Monday, January 13, 2020.     Filed under: "Personal" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

a quick 10 line poem about the pit i dug for myself
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  • A former member wrote: This is very deep & I can truly visualize it

  • 13sonsofgod On Thursday, February 13, 2020, 13sonsofgod (923)By person wrote:

    Awesome and yet truthfully written here..... and I also know the liars...well fone here...13......

  • Lil Rorschach On Thursday, January 16, 2020, Lil Rorschach (188)By person wrote:

    I feel this a lot right now, I too have been digging a rut. I hope you can climb out of yours.

  • Flavorless On Saturday, January 18, 2020, Flavorless (35)By person wrote:

    thank you for reading, I hope you find what you're looking for in life my friend

  • Lil Rorschach On Saturday, January 18, 2020, Lil Rorschach (188)By person wrote:

    Thank you, and to you as well. Hopefully you sooner.

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