The shining

The shining

A Poem by Heather

A lily can outshine a rainbow

(If you are looking in the wrong place)

A raindrop can cover a lifetime,

If there’s just enough space.

It isn’t always about what we know,

But the potential we have to dream something better,

The potential we need to show.

At the end of it all, we are all just another debtor.

 

Someone always seems to have the power, never you

For you are the minority, the weak, never chosen.

No matter how hard you work, what you say, what you do

They couldn’t care less; this world may as well be frozen.

 

There’s no time for self pity, I need to do something, be something more,

Something beyond the fear, beyond the pain.

For this world is troubled, in every direction, gore.

If we sit by, we may as well join the rest, be slain.

 

I doubt I’ll ever know the good in this world, there’s no hope.

But at the end of the day it doesn’t matter, we have all learned to cope.


© 2016 Heather



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-- well... i know some good people... but regardless of whether we agree philosophically or not... i think you write very well... i especially liked the first four lines of the opening stanza... -- i find those sort of images magical as well as thought-provoking...

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Heather

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I've known good people, doesn't make the world a good place. I'm glad you enjoyed it



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Just wow. This makes me feel a great deal. Great job.

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Heather

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I'm glad you managed to connect with it, thanks :)
-- well... i know some good people... but regardless of whether we agree philosophically or not... i think you write very well... i especially liked the first four lines of the opening stanza... -- i find those sort of images magical as well as thought-provoking...

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Heather

1 Year Ago

I've known good people, doesn't make the world a good place. I'm glad you enjoyed it

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Heather

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Well hello there. I'm Heather, I'm eighteen. Currently studying Creative and Professional Writing at the University of Derby. I can be quite harsh, and am quite the pessimist. I'm not a big people.. more..

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