Turmoil breeds entrenchment

Turmoil breeds entrenchment

A Poem by Leo



I pray and meditate 
Tribulations would fade 
I stop and hesitate 
Mood swings please elevate 

I swim and exercise 
Intrusive thoughts stab 
I stop and hesitate 
Self-will rises with a jab 

I connect and disconnect 
Cognitive dissonance hovering 
I stop and hesitate 

Resilience breeds recovering


I inhale and exhale

Radical gratitude remains

I stop and hesitate

God’s light prevails

© 2018 Leo

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Oh wow! this one is so very well written and expressive. Enjoyed this write. Thank you for sharing your words.

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Thank you Kay for your review..glad you liked it
This is a very unique style of writing, like nothing else I’ve seen. It’s clear you enjoy playing with words & combining them in novel ways, putting together a thought-provoking flow of ideas. Good job of choosing dynamic verbs in contrasting pairs. Even tho I enjoy a cerebral message like this, I also seem to be missing more of a sensory development – it’s all in the head, which is OK, but not as memorable to me as a poem with more imagery (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Years Ago


6 Years Ago

Thank you for your time and for your very thoughtful and great constructive criticism..much apprecia.. read more

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Added on May 10, 2018
Last Updated on May 12, 2018
Tags: self help, psychology, courage, resilience, meditate, pray



(Soul writer/ fellow/ DOB Aug 1982) I had the privilege to visit over 55 countries throughout my life and always eager to reflect or read another poet's work and leave a constructive feedback. .. more..

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