Poem: The Good Fight – 23/09/20

You have it within you.
The ability to push through,
with determination,
with resolve,
with power,
without the assistance of another.

You can do it, brother, sister,
you can achieve these goals.
You can achieve your goals,
even with extenuating circumstances,
don’t you know?

Though sadness, lack of resolve,
impatience may linger,
cast these aside, because, you know,
they are of an indelicate picture,
instead fulfil yourself with the richness of
scarlet reds,
of peacock and cobalt blues,
yellow, yellow,
bright sunshine to view.

Embrace the moment when your mind says,
“I have had enough”
of this negativity, which not only swarmed,
but threatened to cause you to leave,
the perpetual darkness that was present,
looming yet sinister and dormant within your soul.
Those parts of you which you do not
show, and neither speak of,
it’s not time to be gawked at,
stared at,
it is instead time to achieve and heal.

And heal you may,
you will,
you’ll achieve so much because I know
you’re going to put your mind to it
and your heart and soul in it,
and soon enough,
in the blink of an eye,
I’ll see your name in lights,
and the fluttering butterflies in my belly
will keep soaring,
they last only three days,
but damn, let them make the most of it.

© 2020 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
Photo by Justin DoCanto on Unsplash


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