Monday, April 17, 2017

Worn Thin

Heart full
Shoulders laden
Hope bruised

Worn down
Worn through
Worn thin

Pain
Heartache

Loss

Defences weakened
Eroded from the inside and out

Our world

So much hate
So much pain

Drained

Worn down
Worn through
Worn thin

But still

Shoulders back
Chin up
Heart open

Hope alive
Hope ready
Hope able

Worn down
Worn through
Worn thin

But

Not worn out
Not yet

Not ever

34 comments:

  1. Worn down but never totally worn out, not where there is still hope.

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  2. This is awesome, Jemi. Love how you end this with hope.

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  3. Such a sad poem, but I love that it ends with resilience xo

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    1. Thanks Beth - we're all about resilience :)

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    1. Exactly - and nothing can truly take that away

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  5. Very touching. I'm so tired sometimes, but I'm not done yet.

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  6. Yes. I hear what you're saying. There are times when I don't think getting up and getting dressed will happen, but it does. And the next thing I know, I'm enjoying my day and all is good.

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    1. Life can be exhausting and overwhelming - but you're right, it's all about one step at a time!

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    2. Came back to see if things are better in your part of the world. Hope so.

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  7. Dr Leonard H McCoy said in Star Trek V, "you've just got to hang on" and thats life win or fail always give it your best shot.

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    1. So true! And while I'm a writer, not a doctor!!! I'll go along with his medical advice :)

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  8. Glad you were able to end in hope. Maybe someday I'll be able to get there too.

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    1. You will! I know it's so damn hard some times, but you will!

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  9. Love it, Jemi. Poetry says it so well in so few words. :-)

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  10. Beautifully said. As long as there is hope, we can survive. :)

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  11. LOVE it. That last part totally grabbed me. Who doesn't feel that way on a daily basis? But we're never beaten until we give up.

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    1. So very, very true. It's the only way to get through :)

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  12. Hi Jemi.

    Lovely and truthful. We all feel this way at different times.

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    1. We do! 2016 and 2017 have not been soft and gentle!

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  13. Lovely poem, Jemi. I love that it ended with hope. :)

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    1. Thanks! I think it's always best to end with hope :)

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