Poem: a gentler star – 23/11/21

admirable
this deceptive intent
I’ve known you from before and really, well,
the efforts aren’t well spent
for I can see through the cage-work
the fingers prised through the wired gaps
trying to get through
through to my heart
when I’ve made it whole from pieces –
a work of fastidious art

I am freer now
this much I truly believe
I can believe what’s become because I’ve been there
staring down the barrel of that emotional gun
set to decimate me again and again
because I allowed it
out of control
and fiery priestess I was

but now,
I am far calmer
I carry a gentler type of karma
something which reaches within and sings through
others’ heavy armour
lightening their load on their chests
their breastplates cast aside
allowing access
no more great pride
arrogance
and I don’t need to hide
ashamed of who I am was were
I’ve become as light as that travelling star
that memory of her you once held dear in your heart.
(22/11/21)
Copyright © 2021 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.

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10 Comments

  1. I enjoyed this a lot! Mt favorite lines:
    “trying to get through
    through to my heart
    when I’ve made it whole from pieces –
    a work of fastidious art”
    Yes..I have been there too..a very difficult medium to work in:):) Very visual and good use of metaphors.. I felt you:)

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