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.