Stagnation | Letters to the Mind

I cannot move.
I cannot stand.
I lie and stare
and really don’t care.

The whispers in my head,
get off your butt,
you’re hurting yourself,
this inaction will
only make it

I know it’s true.
If only I could
don’t you think
that I really would?

I feel frozen in place;
I’m stuck in the mud.
Motivation is
all well and good
but without drive
nothing will change.
At least not now,
not while I’m
in this space.

And so,
I wait only for
the next moment
to take this one’s place.

Eventually, I know,
as it always has been,
a moment will come
when a shift
will begin
and just like that
I’ll be on the mend
so thankful to find myself
standing upon the
forward-leading road

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2 thoughts

    1. What I learned from writing Stagnation and When Hopelessness Hits is that poetry become very natural and easy when you are in the depths of great emotion (I doubt the type of emotion matters). Thanks for your comment, Jacqueline, I always appreciate your thoughts!


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