A poem about the surprising serenity found in the eye of the storm (or one’s own mind)

Photo by Neenu Vimalkumar on Unsplash

It blows by
in such fury
What’s the hurry
you asked me once

I cannot wait
I would reply
with so little time
to find my worth

But sitting here
amidst the frantic
I must admit
I feel strangely at peace

Only in true madness
can such thing happen
Only when…

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A poem about the questions we ask ourselves and what truly matters

Photo by Artem Kovalev on Unsplash

What would we do
if we never felt anything but alone
I’ve looked out over lands with many eyes
and with many leagues under the sea
and I still can’t find the answer
to whether we are alone
or whether I want to be

It’s a curious thing, human nature
the…

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A poem about finding the right words when they only seem to fail you

Photo by Raphael Schaller on Unsplash

Words spill out
as ink stains severe
I scrub but
they only pale

With swears and shouts
I persevere
as they mock me
cold and stale

And with each syllable
still they spread
filling the air
with scorn

Burning their way along
as I’m
left feeling
wasted and worn

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A poem about the period and process to heal a broken heart

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

It takes a mere moment
to speak true your heart
and then a lifetime longer
to mend back each part

You build piece by piece
to pick up the mess
then it all comes crashing
just as it’s making sense

It takes a split second
once you’ve said the words
to realize…

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Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash

Why do we only whisper
the truth we will not see
And then more proudly loudly sound
the lies we wish would be

Why disguise our underneath
such depth hidden within
And then reveal only what’s brief
sat simply on the skin

Why rejoice in drama held
in anger anxious still
Rather…

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A poem about the quest for purpose & meaning through the ups & downs of life

Photo by Stormseeker on Unsplash

The world is far emptier
than it pretends to be
the rising urge to
sink and cry
is nearing
and I feel to
burst
from the lack of it all

If only I could release
the tears that break
free
from the fear
of wanting
for more feeling
and yet live on…

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Photo by Michael Fenton on Unsplash

What would it be
to someday someone know
who in their heart of hearts
lives a life truly their own

Dreams bigger than heads carry
or critics can disown

Holds room equal for purpose
and passion for unknown

Finds peace amidst chaos
and sense of self ever grown

Lives by…

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Rebecca Ahn

Rebecca Ahn

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