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Let The Darkness Fade

Calm your busy, busy,
buzzing mind down.
Stretch out your cracked feet
and let your guard down.
The stress will melt
from all the positive thoughts
that will now consume you.

Let life take its course.
Flush out toxic thoughts,
you’ll feel better.
Scream if you have to.
Scream until the pain is gone.
Until you are no longer boxed in a corner.
Open your eyes to happiness.
Let the darkness fade into the background.

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Two-way Mirror

I’ve wanted what she has.
What she has looks amazing.
Her life looks amazing.
I don’t know how she has what she has but it doesn’t look like it took much effort.

A beautiful house and nice things.
I want that.
A luxury car and a six figure income.
Beautiful kids and a wonderful husband.
I want all of those too.

I’ve been there many times before.
Looking in from the outside.
Not realizing, not understanding
that I am blessed too.
What she has was made especially for her.

And maybe the tables are turned.
Maybe my life looks perfect to her.
Maybe she wants what I have.
Not realizing her blessings.
She doesn’t know the blood, sweat, and tears
it took to make a dent with progress.
From the outside looking in,
everything looks perfect.

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I Know I Have

I wish I had…
the courage to shine
brighter than the blazing sunlight. 
I’ve told myself countless times
I could not do many things, 
simply because I didn’t try
or gave up too soon

I know I have…
the courage to shine
brighter than the blazing sunlight. 
I’m changing my thought process.
As many times as it takes,
I will remind myself that I can
do anything as long as I persevere. 

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Not By Chance

I wake up,
blessed to see another day.
It’s not by chance
but by God’s grace.
He did it
with a smile on His face.
I am given
another day
to make my life right with Him.
Hopefully, one of these days,
I will finally know
know with sincerity
what it is to be free
from the shackles and chains
that became my rebellious life.
God loved me
despite the severe flaws
that became my distraction and destruction.

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Zombie-like Life

Kept it all in,
All of the pain and the shame
of being mistreated and deserted
People are so quick to judge,
Judge what they do not understand
Often too harshly
Though everyone has a story to tell

I’ve carried weights on my shoulders,
weights other people would’ve run away from.
Sometimes I wondered if the struggle was even worth
the whole super suffering package deal.
Can’t shake the feeling of this zombie-like life.
It’s a very conflicting feeling.