the storm to be (she)

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Image courtesy of: Weewill

trigger warning: to be safe, there are mild allusions to self harm, body image issues, depression etc.

grey skies
and downcast eyes
the lost girl
leaves a trail of
silence and half-lies
in the hopes
that she’ll find
salvation
before the storm
arrives

she has already tried
drawing maps
on her arm
to help her navigate
the cold black nights
but she could never
find the way
before the cross-roads
faded into jagged lines
that mark her skin
with rods of blinding light

and sometimes
she chooses to hide
because she doesn’t want
anyone to see
those thunder-thighs
or for them to know
she only feels beautiful
when she tries to survive
on portioned wind
and the thunder relocates
to the romanticised abyss
under her quivering ribcage

poor ‘sheltered’ girl
who paints fake smiles
when boys assume
and girls criticise
because she doesn’t want
anyone else to build a leaky home
out of self-doubt and desperation
and still feel the need to apologise
like she does
so she quietly collects raindrops
in the forgotten corners
of her turbulent eyes

the problem is
today and everyday
the forecast is for sunshine
so she tucks the dark clouds
into the back of her mind
and prays for everything to be fine
please don’t let the tempest strike
tonight

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29 thoughts on “the storm to be (she)

  1. Lovely!
    Humans as we are!
    Even God’s faithful servants went through the same situations.
    All we have to do is trust God. He will hold us in our right hand. He did promise. 🙂

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        1. aw that’s so kind ❤

          my biggest source of inspiration is just my own experiences & feelings but sometimes a really beautiful line I read of someone else’s work can also be the basis of something I write! (I will always give credit for this when it happens)

          in general, I’m just trying to do more with my life so I have content to write about & read more poetry so I can expand my vocabulary and be exposed to interesting and beautiful ways other people put words together 🙂

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    1. Aw thank you Alyssa and I haven’t because
      #1 I don’t even ever dare think that what I write is good enough most of the time
      #2 I get too excited after I write something and want to share it right away
      but I will take your advice & definitely give it a try!

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      1. Well, for what it’s worth, as a former poetry editor of a literary magazine, I think you could do it! But only, of course, if you wanted to. Nothing wrong with sharing things here, where your readers are immediate and have the ability to compliment you (as you deserve!)

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