Sunday, November 9, 2014

Today

I didn't plan on you
today
I thought I could just look
the other 
way
and continue
to feel 
free
for a minute there
I felt like I was just
me
I guess I didn't know
how to accept
that this is me
now
when the truth is
this has been me
I just didn't see it
somehow
It's not an everyday struggle
anymore
but some days
when I turn that knob
it's you
standing at my
door
and I want to slam it
and lock it up
tight
sometimes I can't 
find the courage
to stand alone and
fight
and I wonder
if that's
okay
because there's just times
when I don't want
to cry
today
no, I don't want
to cry
today
I say
as the tears
start rolling 
down
and my breathing
becomes
the only
sound
no, I didn't want
to cry
today
but if I let it out now
perhaps tomorrow
will be
a better 
day

-November 2014

22 comments:

  1. At times its necessary to let out the deep seated emotions and make the heart feel light and indeed the next day is better.

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    1. Yes indeed. Today is already better. Thank you for your visit, Vandana :)

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  2. Sometimes tears do help. I really think that one often needs a way to let out the negatives or the pain in one's life.

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  3. Yes, some days the tears must fall for all that has befallen us - but then the next day will be better!

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    1. I'm finding this to be true as time goes by. Thanks for making a visit, Sherry :)

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  4. I think telling the tears to stop makes them come just more.. it's hard to break new roads.. great use of subtle changes through the progression of your poem.

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    1. Thank you, Bjorn! I agree with you. Thank you for your wise words :)

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  5. :-) May the force be with you :-)
    ZQ

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    1. Thank you, ZQ. You've left me the perfect comment ;)

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  6. Sometimes it's hard to open to new feelings...let your emotions to explode! ...and tomorrow willbe better day for sure :)x

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    1. Thank you, humbird :) Good to see you!

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  7. emotions can be a beast, isn't it?
    your poem is well written. i can't help but wonder, the words could do with some music. it could be a great song. :)

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    1. Thank you, dsnake1! My husband told me the same thing this morning :)

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  8. whatever the emotion it's always uplifting to look forward to a better day...what beautiful piece Torie......

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  9. I tend to cry a lot as I have a weeping willow spirit..it can be good to cry..

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    1. Yes, it can be good to cry. Thank you for making a visit, Truedessa :)

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  10. Even as a guy, I've had times when crying was the only way to heal. Despite the sadness, I enjoyed the flow and honesty of this poem.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Justin :)

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  11. The days can blend together and you hope the next will be the better one.

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    1. There's always a better one :) Thanks for your visit!

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