still there

still there

A Poem by Lydia




digging

feeling like a miner of my own body

unearthing emotions

worthless ones tossed aside

valuable ones saved for posterity

feeling flimsy with looming possibility

suddenly the word DREAM comes to call

i scale a vertical wall of negativity

wearing shades to dim the catastrophic light

then excavate a bit more

swathed now in leftover courage

optimism sparks the fire

i always knew was still there

 


© 2017 Lydia



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It has been a while since I've read your work and I'm pleased and not surprised that they are as captivating as ever. A lovely piece. I love the metaphor of mining; it suits that feeling of searching within yourself really well. Personally, it sometimes feels like I'm having to lift away all of the overburden to get to that "fire" that I know is still there buried deep. Totally relatable. Wonderful piece.

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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, R.M.C. I appreciate your review. Lydi**



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It has been a while since I've read your work and I'm pleased and not surprised that they are as captivating as ever. A lovely piece. I love the metaphor of mining; it suits that feeling of searching within yourself really well. Personally, it sometimes feels like I'm having to lift away all of the overburden to get to that "fire" that I know is still there buried deep. Totally relatable. Wonderful piece.

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Lydia

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, R.M.C. I appreciate your review. Lydi**
I have to library this...very well written, loved the message in here. true that we need to toss aside negativity

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Lydia

1 Month Ago

You know it! Thanks so much, Cassie. Lydi**
it's easy sometimes to forget it's there but when you've got it, you've got it. and Lydi, you've got it girl... also, i like the girl in the pic, reminds me of you :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

2 Months Ago

It is the Bitmoji of me! :) Thanks so much, Ana. I see you have changed your name on WC....you ar.. read more
This gave me a chance to pause and reflect on my own inner courage and purging Lydi, a wonderful reflective piece and claiming back of the self in some ways, thank you for the inspiration :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 Months Ago

Always pleased to help friends, Poppy! thanks so much for the review. Lydi**
Digging deep for treasures. Digging deeper for courage. Every step along the discovery is filled with risk and hope. It is worth all the sacrifices we make to unearth and share. An excellent one...:).........

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Lydia

4 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Sami. Lydi**
Sami Khalil

4 Months Ago

You are welcome. ....::::))))
I love the nod this gives to optimism, to staying positive in the most trying of times.

"feeling like a miner of my own body
unearthing emotions"

May we all discover our "leftover courage"! Great gusto to this one, Lydi!





Posted 4 Months Ago


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Lydia

4 Months Ago

Kelly, I always appreciate your visits. Thank you. Lydi**
I know this poem, I live this emotion, I have dealt with these feelings. I am "still there"

Amazing

Trace

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

4 Months Ago

So glad you could identify, Trace. thank you. Lydi**
Optimism and hope the two drivers that keeps us hanging on. Lovely write as usual.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Lydia

4 Months Ago

Thank you. Lydi*
Gorgeous poetry Lydi, it's so important to unpack and clean house a tad and find ourselves. Beautifully tender closing lines. Regards Rach

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Lydia

4 Months Ago

Thanks so much for the review, Rach. Lydi**
dear Lydi, I have found that even in the winter, there are times I wear shades to soften the glare of reality... knowing that life is like holding a flower softly
and pressing the fragrance to our heart.
Our spirit brings courage. There should be a Rose named Courage. The color
would be the shade of a Robin's egg...
speckled with hope. Your poem is penned with tenderness. truly, Pat

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Lydia

4 Months Ago

Such a sweet and comforting review, my friend. Thank you. Lydi**

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