Lately this all too familiar place feels like a distant realm,
It has become a foreign land,
I feel like an outsider gazing down upon an unsettling scene,
As if I’m watching the world suffer in the palm of my hand.

I see people waging wars against themselves,
Everyone lives their lives off kilter.
Only motivated by their own selfish needs.
Love & kindness- never real, always untrue & filtered.

The tragedies I perceive, 
Make my soul feel weakened & drained,
For a moment, I can distract my mind by focusing on simple things.
Still, at times I feel empty, then startled by pain.

When all I hear are broken mumbles in my mind,
When I’m feeling everything too much,
When nothing helps, just overwhelms,
Then I need a break to get back in touch.

I need some time to regain perspective,
Time to rekindle the fire in my heart,
I must have time to refill my soul with gentle thoughts,
Then wash clean the slate, and restart. 

But in time, everything I see will again build up inside,
Clouding my mind,
Fogging my perceptions-
Making peace & happiness hard to find.


4 thoughts on “Finding Balance

  1. First of all I want to say great blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask
    if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you
    center yourself and clear your mind before writing.
    I have had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts
    out. I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just trying to figure
    out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints? Many thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you so much! This comment makes me so happy. 😊 Hmm…it varies with each poem for me…sometimes it just flows, but sometimes I have to put a little more effort into it. For the most part I’d say just let the words come to you & don’t be afraid to let yourself be raw & vulnerable. Don’t worry about whether or not it’s any good- just write whatever comes to mind & edit or revise later. I’ve learned that inspiration comes at random, so it’s better not to force it or think *too* hard about it; because the good stuff comes naturally. Let it flow! 💙 Hope that helps. 😊 Thanks again for this kind comment! It made my day! Good luck on your writings, Everett!


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