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July 12, 2019

How we Cope when the Darkness Creeps In. {Poem}

 

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There are no words of comfort

None…at all

And there’s nothing strong enough to numb the pain

While at work, you go through the motions
Occasionally choking back tears
Or quietly crying in a bathroom stall during your break
You look at yourself in the mirror
Wondering what’s next…

Where did it all go wrong?

You keep your distance from others
Making it through the day
Darkness slowly creeps in around you
The world goes to sleep
You find comfort in the stillness and peace in the solitude

You take in the silence

Tears slowly trickle down your face
One by one
Heavy and warm

Your body curls itself up in an attempt to soothe the pain
You gasp for air, choking on the tears as they nearly drown you

Cry
For everything you can’t speak of
Cry
For regrets and lost dreams
Cry
For words you should’ve said and actions you never took
Cry
For those you lost
Cry
For things you couldn’t change and hopes that never came to be
Cry
For everything you wish had turned out differently

Feel it
All of it

Release it all

Exhale
Breathe
Accept what is
Numb feelings
Go through motions

Smile

Repeat…until healed
Results may vary

~

author: Antonella De Rose

Image: Pablo Varela/Unsplash

Image: @elephantjournal on Instagram

Editor: Kelsey Michal

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ztoothfairy57 Jul 9, 2019 6:36pm

A great read ! Thanks for sharing!

bikos.77 Jul 9, 2019 3:47pm

Wow! This is great….thanks for sharing!

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