My Life is Unfinished

Daily Prompt: Unfinished

My Life is Unfinished

At times I get a bit skittish

when my hope for success is diminished

but I’ll keep dreaming

and keep on believing

for I know my life is unfinished.

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Let’s Take a Moment to Pretend

Daily Prompt: Pretend

Let’s Take a Moment to Pretend

Judging happens, no matter how good you are,

you could give to charities every month

go to church every Sunday

volunteer seven days a week.

Unfortunately, people always find something to judge you about

like thinking you’re “too” nice or you work too much.

Or they don’t know you at all and still treat you less of what you deserve.

 

Sometimes, because of judgement people act differently

start to say something with great insight

but hold back.

Some are too timid to speak at all,

volunteer for something they love

because of the anxiety of being judged.

 

Everyone wants to be accepted.

Everyone wants to be loved.

Everyone wants to be admired

and an inspiration.

 

Some don’t care whether they are judged

they know who they are and love themselves.

I admire those people, they give me hope

and help me to be less anxious.

 

But for those of us that are still learning

to completely ignore judgmental people.

 

Let’s take a moment to pretend,

pretend that judgement of the world didn’t exist.

There is no doubt I’d be happier.

I’d sing and dance more

voluntarily introduce myself

and put more effort into being a friend

to those who don’t have any.

 

Dreaming, playing pretend is nice at times

but life is too short to live it in the clouds.

 

Let’s not pretend anymore. Be the beautiful person

you know you are. Ignore the malice and strife

that people show. Their attitude is their problem

and theirs alone.

Be the happy person you know you can be

and try things you’ve always wanted but

were too scared to because of what other’s have said.

 

It’s not easy. It may take a while to stir up the confidence

but we can be who we truly are. People of judgement can stay in their pit

while we strive and rise above them constantly.

 

What is there to lose? I should ask, “What is there to gain?”

 

Goodbye Anxiety, Forever

Goodbye Anxiety, Forever

We’ve been through a lot together.

We had each other’s backs time and time again.

You came rushing as I called you when life

was going “too” well.

I gave you shelter when you asked for somewhere to stay.

 

But now we must part ways;

I can’t take your presence anymore.

The lies you’ve told caused me to

miss priceless opportunities

and deplete my self-esteem.

You loved it when I’d tremble in fear

you laughed when I tossed and turned at night.

 

I finally realized I don’t need to

play your sick games.

I finally realized you weren’t a friend at all.

You did nothing but torment me endlessly.

I’m through with you!

Don’t even think about making up,

your efforts from now on will be useless.

 

My life has much improved without you.

I love how you don’t invade my mind anymore.

I can now think of beautiful, peaceful thoughts

that will eventually give birth to greatness.

 

Off to bigger and better things;

these wonderful plans for my life

have no room for you.

I’m not sure why I’m still talking to you.

Goodbye Anxiety, Forever.

 

 

The Winter You Left Behind

Daily Prompt: Shiver

It seems as if the sun is dimmer

and the clouds make more appearances

in your absence.

 

Missing the warmth of your arms

and the brightness of your smile,

one could say it was always springtime

when you were around.

 

I shiver in the winter you left behind.

The frequent chills in the air

gray and dark skies above.

The ice and snow makes it harder to

move forward.

But until our glorious reunion takes place

I’ll warm myself with the beautiful memories

you helped me create.