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 Year Ago

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



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That was superb. I could sense the positivity bursting from it. Poetic too. I love it.

Posted 5 Months Ago


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Lydia

5 Months Ago

Thanks, Melody. Lydi**
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.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year 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

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much, Sami. Lydi**
Sami Khalil

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year 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 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Year 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.

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Lydia

1 Year 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

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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much for the review, Rach. Lydi**

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