heavier every year.
Locked tightly, voluntarily
alone in the dark protecting
the holder’s future and relations
or so it thought.
The holder, unable to bear the weight anymore
shook as she took the key from her pocket.
Dropped it a couple of times, but finally
inserted the key and turned the lock.
The chest hesitantly opened wide.
Blinding light came from it.
Cautiously, she picked it up
and showed it to the ones she loved.
They didn’t react with disgust
and skepticism as she thought they would.
Instead, they accepted the dreams
she hid away for so long.
The chest lighter now,
free of fear, free of doubt.
In fact, it’s no longer a chest
but a pure and adventurous heart,
like it was before.
Daily Prompt: Mistake
Don’t beat yourself up
about the mistakes you make.
Forgiveness is near.
Daily Prompt: Witness
Some see it as merely a way to get emotions out
down on paper and to never be mentioned again.
Some see it as a mere hobby,
something to do when feeling bored or artistic.
But what people of these thoughts don’t know
is that poetry is a way of life.
It’s more than using fancy similies and metaphors
it’s having a unique perspective
of the world and its situations
and expressing it in the most
creative way possible with using
these precious tools: words.
Words don’t just communicate to the mind
but to the heart. They can lift a spirit
within seconds and forever enlighten a soul.
Once one has witnessed being immersed in this beautiful art
there is no escaping it nor the desire to.
Daily Prompt: Obvious
Tell Me (Your Pain is Obvious)
Your lips speak one thing
while you’re eyes speak another.
You can’t lie, stop the lies.
Look me in the eyes and tell
me how you really feel.
No, stop telling me everything’s okay.
I see the tears in your eyes. What are you hiding?
What are you holding back?
Are we not friends? Why can’t you tell me the truth?
If it’s to protect me, you’re doing a lousy job.
Lies only push people away, break trust, ruin
Tell me. You’ll feel so much better,
you’ll finally have that extra weight off your heart.
Tell me, your secrets are safe with me.
I’ll stand by you no matter what happened
and what you did about it.
I chose to be your friend for a reason.
I love you, please, tell me.
Daily Prompt: Miniature
Everything starts out miniature
seeds, dreams, people, businesses.
They all need nurturing to become successful
but only strong people will make
all these grow into something amazing.
Regardless of how strong one is,
the task is never easy. Tears will be shed
and doubt will try to invade these minds
but their will shall overcome these
difficult trials and rejoice as they see
their hard work pay off, the lives
they change, and the hope they give.