NAPOWRIMO Day #11

Today’s prompt:

Imagine letting go of something that had been weighing you down. Write how that feels in a free style poem.

Post your poem to comments!

Reminders
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Posted on April 11, 2018, in NaPoWriMo. Bookmark the permalink. 43 Comments.

  1. ~Unrelated to the prompt~

    I am composed of black and white
    For I am missing the colorful rainbow
    Of your love
    Strip away your layers
    And paint me like your canvas
    Drag your brush across my skin
    With the passion of an artist
    So I may be your masterpiece
    And be claimed a work of art
    That can only belong to you
    The artist of my heart

  2. Unrelated to the prompt:

    A seed once planted in the earth
    Grown to be a flower-so beautiful
    But haven’t you heard
    It’s withered away
    Yet, fright not, my friend
    For that very flower is perennial
    You see, it is not the end
    As it will grow annual
    So that beautiful flower
    Will no longer be one
    So much as a bouquet that towers
    Underneath the generous rays of the sun

  3. Unrelated to the prompt….

    The words hang from your lips
    Like dew drops to a leaf
    After morning’s dampness settles at dawn
    I desperately reach for them with my own
    Seeking out the calm
    In the storm enclosing our hearts
    And when they make contact
    The words spill out
    Releasing the floodgates
    On our stresses, worries, and pain
    From being without the other
    Those words, fixing it all
    The mechanics of the cars in our souls
    And through this kiss, I heat;
    β€œI love you”

  4. Screaming,
    You screaming at me,
    That’s what I woke up from,
    I didn’t know it was a dream
    I didn’t know you wouldn’t be standing there
    Waiting to help me through everything.
    So, as my eyes flutter open,
    I’m struck with all that’s happened
    A moment so perfect,
    Destroyed by all that was black.
    My words of fire,
    Striking you down,
    But it was time, I’m glad I let you out.
    Even though, sometimes I awake, drenched in sweat
    I know it was worth it
    Because you weren’t here to protect,
    You were here to wear me down
    Tearing me apart, always saying mean things aloud.
    I let you go,
    I had to do it,
    I couldn’t stay your friend,
    I couldn’t love you no matter what,
    Because in the end,
    You were horrific,
    Mean and cruel,
    Dragging me down,
    Leaving me bruised.
    I can’t say I’m sorry, we ended,
    I can say I’m sorry I let you stay so long,
    Even after you said those things,
    Even after you said,
    You really didn’t love me.
    So, yes, I’m happy now,
    I’m happy and I’m free,
    And I love this feeling,
    Because it’s perfect, can’t you see?
    I hated being trapped, behind the bars you had built,
    I hated being lied to every day, then being struck with guilt;
    Judge me if you must,
    But it won’t do you any good,
    Because I’m finally better,
    I’m finally being truly loved.
    ——————————————-
    That was longer than I thought it would be lol πŸ˜›

    • I love this, Alyssa. I completely understand what you went through and I’m so sorry you had to deal with that. But the emotion in your poem is so beautiful. You did such a good job making it so honest and emotional. Great job!!!

    • Gabrielle Lovell

      Woah, this is so deep and so tragic and just mind blown. I had a friend like this, she stole rom me, she said things behind my back, she influenced my sister to steal, and don’t get me wrong, she was wonderful and nice but she was a bad influence not only on me but my family. I miss her dearly since she walked away from me but Ive made new friends now. This is really beautiful, I love it when I can relate to poems and feel something towards them. Amazing job. ❀

  5. When I heard the news,
    Everything changed so quickly.
    The burden and weight,
    So heavy on my chest.
    I felt I could barely breathe.
    It was my fault, my fault.
    I’ll never understand how,
    But it was my fault.
    Every word they spoke was prate.
    Nothing could get through to me,
    I was just too distraught.
    Memories burned into me
    And stole away the good inside.
    Feeling that I hate-
    Loss, guilt, grief-
    They constricted all movement.
    It was all my fault, everthing was my fault.
    I knew I was wrong, but it was still my fault.
    Like painting painted only in black and white,
    Things were dull, lifeless.
    A bland existance,
    A pitiful existance.
    It was my fault. There was nothing I could have done,
    But it was my fault.
    The pain came with no countdown;
    The relief came just as fast.
    Like a wave, crashing down,
    So powerful, I though I would drown.
    My anxieties were washed away.
    The sky seemed to open up,
    And the world gained color.
    I could breathe again,
    If even for only a quick moment,
    I could breathe again.
    I would never be the same without her,
    Life would never be the same without her,
    But at least I was calm for now.

    • You’re poem is so emotional and raw, it’s really quite incredible. It draws you in, and takes you through all of the emotions you must have been feeling. I’m sorry you had to go through this. You’ve created something beautiful! ❀ Great job Sarah πŸ™‚

    • Oh my goodness! My favorites lines:
      “So powerful, I though I would drown.
      My anxieties were washed away.
      The sky seemed to open up,
      And the world gained color.”

      Sarah this is incredible. thank you for sharing an incredibly written piece with us!

    • Gabrielle Lovell

      Wow Sarah, this is just amazing. I literally teared up while reading this because I feel the same way. I just relate so much about something I know wasn’t my fault, but I still feel guilty about it and I have a hard time letting it go. This is amazing and just brought back so many memories, really beautiful piece. ❀ πŸ™‚

  6. This is not related to the prompt, It’s just I’m in a happy mood today, and I wanted to share the good vibes with you guys. Please, any comments are welcome! ❀
    ——-
    Reach for the Stars:

    Reach for the stars,
    They’re so close,
    Reach for the stars,
    Reach your dreams.
    Everything is in the stars,
    Just take one, one only,
    A leap of faith.
    Reach for the stars,
    Hold them in your hand.
    Let your soul free,
    Let go,
    Forget about worries, just reach.
    Do anything you want to,
    This day was made for you, and you only.
    Enjoy it,
    Live it,
    And never forget,
    Reach for the stars.
    —-
    Thank you guys for the amazing support, you guys really keep me writing. Thank you so much, everyone. πŸ™‚ I'm honestly not sure what would've happened without CWC or the fantastic writing from others. You inspire me so much! πŸ™‚ ❀

    • This is adorable Sofia! ❀

    • Thank you so much Alyssa! Your post on the blog that came up this morning is fantastic too! πŸ™‚ ❀

      • Oh thank you! It’s actually a poem, but I guess the format got messed up lol

      • Ah, sorry! I meant a poem then, πŸ˜‰ . I didn’t mean any harm, it really was amazing! ❀ lol

    • Gabrielle Lovell

      Wow, I love this Sofia! Amazing job, and I relate so much! I really don’t know how my writing skills would be without CWC, Ive made amazing friends and Ive just had a blast getting to express myself through writing and sharing my pieces. Amazing poem Sofia, its great! πŸ™‚

      • Thank you so much, Gabby! Also, if you guys want, you can call me Sofi instead of Sofia. All my teachers & peers do it, even for DBA’s lol! Thank you!!!

      • Gabrielle Lovell

        You’re welcome! Okay, will do, if I remember, I am so forgetful of names. XD Also, I go by Gabby most of the time. πŸ™‚

  7. Free!
    I feel free at last
    The weight is gone
    My fears have been vanquished
    Nothing can stop me now
    I feel as though I can do anything
    I can be the person I was meant to be!

  8. The weight.
    The pressure.
    Pushes,
    Crushes.
    Your world spins.
    Unsure,
    If it’s too late.
    To let go,
    To fall down,
    To give in.

    You wish,
    You hope,
    To persevere,
    And prove.
    But the Fear…
    The Fear controls.
    Your mind,
    Your actions,
    Your every move.
    The Fear,
    The failure,
    Consumes.

    You wish,
    You try,
    To find,
    Even a fraction,
    of bravery,
    of strength,
    Yet your body refuses to comply.
    You feel weak,
    Against fear,
    Against its barriers.
    But you’ve reached your peak;
    The peak of pity,
    The peak of surrender.

    Your mind is shifted,
    Towards a new light,
    An embrace.
    And so it falls,
    The Fear,
    As you fight,
    And realization overcomes,
    You have won the chase,
    A shining sun it becomes,
    replacing the raging fireball,
    As the walls are lifted,
    and fall.
    *******************************************************
    The end was not very good, I was rushed a bit, but I hope you guys still enjoy reading! πŸ˜€
    Any feedback and comments are welcome, please let me know what you think ❀ This was sort of a general story that could relate to any type of fear but mostly I relate it to the act of releasing the fear of failure or of being yourself and embracing who you are and doing the things you love πŸ˜€ Again, hope you liked it and thanks for reading!

    • Gabrielle Lovell

      Wow! This is so beautiful Isabella! I love the shorter stanzas and just the beauty o it truly amazing job! πŸ™‚ ❀

  9. Oh, and for some reason it keeps changing my name to Bella G. but I am also Isabella G. πŸ˜€ I’ll be changing that back on my next post πŸ™‚

  10. Hmm… this is a tricky one. I feel melancholy today.

    I looke down at lake,
    remembering my mistake.
    This was my fault, somehow.
    and now,
    I shall fix it.
    and how will i?
    I’ll let go,
    I can’t show,
    how I feel anymore,
    I can’t ignore,
    my own thoughts,
    but now I know,
    I need to let go.

    (Upbeat now)
    I need to let go,
    of the pain,
    say goodbye to the rain.
    start my life,
    take some good advice
    and just let go.
    I am going to believe,
    There’s nothing left for me to conceive, (I can’t think of another word.)
    and worry about.
    I am gonna let go!
    time to show,
    how I feel,
    make it real
    to me.
    and hope, and believe and dream!!!!
    time to let go. and be me.
    I can’t change my ways but I can start new,
    I can do
    anything
    I put my mind to,

    I’m letting go!

  11. Mary-Kelly Reimel

    A moment of silence,
    A timid yet free silence
    Your name leaving my lips
    My heart opens its doors
    The world continues to turn
    As relief rushes to greet me.

    The thoughts that I held down so tightly
    Where I would squeeze and never let go
    My knuckles have faded away from white
    As my fingers finally let it slip
    And I’m pulled away from anything keeping it down.

    No more weeping,
    No more wailing,
    No more breaking into pieces
    All those thing are settled in the past
    As I unfold my wings.

  12. Another day is gone
    The room is dark, and I’m alone with my thoughts
    I dream of the future, of having control,
    Of an alternate life
    My mother is healthy and happy again,
    No longer does she have stressed-induced health problems
    Happiness lives here now
    No longer do I have to hide in the shadows,
    No longer will I hold onto anger and sadness
    No more insecurities
    No more second-guessing myself
    No more people taking advantage of me,
    Mocking me,
    Causing the worst pain imaginable
    I dream of a future where my family is happy,
    We’ll be free to go anywhere, anytime
    We won’t be sick, or tired, or sad anymore
    I pray with all my heart that day will soon come.

    • Gabrielle Lovell

      Aw! This is wonderfully heart wrenching Eshanie! whatever you’re going through, I promise will get better! Everything in life changes, sometimes for the worse and sometimes for the better, but if you keep believing and keep praying, good will happen and many blessings will come your way. Amazing poem, and I swear, happiness will come. ❀ πŸ™‚

  13. Gabrielle Lovell

    Let go
    Let his love wrap around
    I didn’t know
    It would take my feet off the ground
    I took a breath and out
    Went the wind from my lungs
    I didn’t need to shout\
    No, I didn’t lose his love
    And the pain that yesterday brings
    Haunts me almost everyday
    Why didn’t I think?
    That in a few years Id be safe
    Why don’t I think of the consequences
    Until now
    When I’m jumping over fences
    And wondering how
    I got here
    year after year
    Tear after tear
    I want you near
    Now
    show me how
    To let go
    Of what I once had
    It isn’t that bad
    Heal the scars and the bruises
    Help the mountains keep moving
    Please Jesus
    Don’t leave us
    I need this type of love
    But for once
    I know I can count on
    You to be by my side
    For the rest of my life
    The world has abandoned me
    Why could no one see
    But none of that matters now that I know
    Jesus is with me wherever I go.


    Please tell me what you guys think! πŸ™‚

  14. Bridget Bishop

    The heavy weight of doubt is like concrete.
    Being trapped in a place you can’t get out.
    Chained to your brain. The torture room.
    How do you escape yourself?
    I pray I pray to let go and be free.
    Grow wings to fly away from everything.
    If I could never fly, please let me run.
    If I am too slow I’ll walk. Just don’t let me stay.
    We each deal with something. A personal issue that doesn’t define us.
    It tells a part of our story and how we live through it.
    Grow wings and fly to heaven.
    If I could never fly, please let me just crawl.
    If I’m too weak carry me away. Just don’t let me stay.
    I am not yet to far gone. Please don’t allow me to stay.
    If I could grow wings and fly away.

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