Running Naked

Running Naked

A Poem by Chesney W.
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Sometimes you have to be exposed to truly understand what's happening around you.

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Running naked in the sun 
The beams of destruction burn my skin
Rays of hell blister my soft body
The heat distracts my mind of things to ponder
Meanwhile the brightness lights my path
But leaves me exposed to the eye

Running naked in the wind
The noise cuts through my eardrums
I run sideways to the trees
My balance keeps my mind from trying
Debris leaves my pathway unclear
Continuing being nearly impossible

Running naked in the storm
Water dripping from my lashes impairs my vision
Clouds of depression linger above
Lightening strikes my mind of anything good
Hail obliterates the path from view
This storm takes over my soul

Dreading the next step
The pathway scarring my body
Vulnerability keeping my mind closed off
Weakening my lungs from yelling
Laying defenseless in the fight
Running naked in life.

© 2018 Chesney W.


Author's Note

Chesney W.
I haven't wrote anything in a while. I apologize if it doesn't make sense, I felt like writing and this is what came to me. Being vulnerable to the world is hard, that's what this is about. Always feeling like you're leaving yourself wide open to pain, but vulnerability is what makes us stronger.

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I like this.
You point out how, we as writers, open our self to ridicule, or praise. Sometimes both at the same time.
It leaves us with a decision; should we close off, or take the lumps while we strive forward.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hm. It was a concept I approached a bit tentatively, but you handled it well and made it so much more than what I was anticipating. Thanks for submitting and this is such a fascinating truth!
Arriam

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chesney W.

1 Year Ago

I very much appreciate you taking your time to read, understand and review my work! Thank you so muc.. read more
great stuff. feeling vulnerable and exposed sure does change one's perspective on things. sometimes we have to be shaken out of our comfort zones to find out who we really are. very deep and introspective write. i enjoyed it. kudos ... :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chesney W.

1 Year Ago

Very true, comfort zones are there for, well comfort. But sometimes you have to uncomfortable to und.. read more
this was very good i'm glad that you shared it

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chesney W.

1 Year Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read my work. I'm happy you enjoyed it.
arcandon

1 Year Ago

No problem... thank you again

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Added on September 25, 2018
Last Updated on September 25, 2018
Tags: Life, Exposed, Being Free

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Chesney W.
Chesney W.

Grove Hill, AL



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Hello, I'm Chesney Wilkerson. I'm 22 and happily married to my best friend. Most of the writings here are stuff from high school, so ignore the immaturity of it all. I went through quite a lot while I.. more..

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