Be Gentle

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  1. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    Be gentle.
    I’m not what I once was.
    Sigh.
    You look at me
    Maybe you see.
    I move as if I would break.
    Elderly people move this way.
    As for me
    I move so both in and out.
    It’s the way of us
    the mad
    or the once mad.
    You realize it eventually
    once you’ve been there
    and done that.
    There’s really no going back.
    Like an alcoholic
    once one
    you’re always one.
    Unlike an ex-booze hound,
    avoiding situations which
    threaten your willpower
    is much harder.
    You can’t avoid the bar,
    you’re life IS the bar.
    You can never get away from it
    and every day
    might just be a struggle.
    It’s more than
    refusing the bottle at a party
    it’s everywhere
    temptation.
    Slicing the bread for a sandwich
    passing a park bench
    —it’s got memories—
    a picture at the bottom of a drawer
    a papercut as you open the mail.
    Dangerous and everyday.
    So, you see—
    or don’t see—
    neither one changes it.
    I guess I’m
    a bit more than you bargained for.
    I’m not sorry.
    I’ve always thought it would be better
    if we wore signs
    instead of coats of armor.
    The original shine
    tends to distract the eye.
     
  2. That was great (!) - I don't use words for nothing - neither do you. People just don't understand in this world...in fact, the human race is a massive waste of a huge experiment gone wrong from the start. But your poem was so good...We're not taught to be gentle with each other let alone ourselves. On a lonely planet, I've learned the sad truth that it's all useless. But on this lonely planet, you rawk...

    FAL1
     
  3. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Quite lovely, as always!

    love, least xoxo
     
  4. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    Danke for the responses guys.
    Wonderful to hear from Least as always :), and especially lovely to hear from you FAL1. Missed your postings.
     
  5. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Lovely :heart:
     
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