A poem for those trying to be more.

A poem for those trying to be more.

A Poem by J.A.Bentley

A word for those who hurt.

You told me
one day beside the tracks
that waylaid waste to your dreams
that you only saw yourself
as an anomaly 
that no one could see.

No one could uniquely see
the hidden pain that you failed to show
on purpose I thought, or so I thought...
but I was wrong.
but not wrong soon enough,
Like the late leaves off the tree
I was in the middle of a freeze

But now I would say
"don't like your rivers run dry
cheer up
there is indeed a brighter side"
Those cracks will heal,
you will forgive
and you'll mend"
You'll tap into that heart of yours
to give your best again"
Don't let the dark fall on a frown
nor let tears fall unaccounted,
make them up with memories
and the song a birds sings"
Let your past remain,
and let the future hang
and simply be,
my favorite,

© 2013 J.A.Bentley

Author's Note

I think being you is a very hard thing indeed, and so far all the pain you've gone through to gain identity, a foothold in someone's eyes, it was worth it to teach you that you don't need it. You don't need acceptance from someone who can't even smile at you, and say a kind word. You need you to love you. Think on that. Don't define you with a moment, a feeling, or an item, nor an action. Just stop trying to define and all that will be left is...you. Seriously.

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Added on March 13, 2013
Last Updated on March 13, 2013



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