The Smallest of Triggers

The Smallest of Triggers

A Poem by Jeff Bresee

I hate how I feel

although common it seems,

having been once again 

what I swore I’d not be.


Yes, despite all the talks

that I’ve had with myself,

making promises to

put the past on the shelf,


asking Heaven to help me

and forming a plan,

putting forth my best effort

to do all I can.


But so quickly it seems

to unravel and fray,

as I learn once again

what I learn everyday -


that small problems are made

a full universe bigger…

if you won’t stop what starts

with the smallest of triggers.

© 2018 Jeff Bresee

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Nip it in the bud! Well rhymed.

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Added on April 23, 2018
Last Updated on April 23, 2018
Tags: addiction, self harm, trapped, darkness, struggle, self control


Jeff Bresee
Jeff Bresee

Dallas, TX

I love to write poetry and then turn it into songs. I am a singer/songwriter for Weathered Pages, a Fort Worth, Texas based music charity. Check us out at And I hope you .. more..