Within Me.

by Courageous Dreamer   Mar 7, 2011

For once -
I no longer loiter sidewalks
of hopelessness
around endless circles;
nor starve for happiness
among scraps of pottery
but rather within future -
is where it lies;

for love's tragedy has departed
on a bittersweet note
yet one of content
as the search for survival ends,

because it's within me -
as it has been all along.

Yet oblivion always seemed to tussle
my thoughts
as mind overrode heart,

until it became but a
valuable lesson.

"Follow your heart,
never give up while accepting what is;
look beyond idealism to discover truth;
always hold onto that dream,
never let it flee from your grasp
yet do not cling to it for life."

It was today I captured that glimpse
through rose-colored glasses
among absence,
ripened yet


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  • 5 years ago

    by ThebutterfliesMuse

    Woah. Thats is all I can say.

    I love how you started out this poem. You are no longer sad which is amazing and you found something that makes you very happy. You can always find happinesswithin yourself no matter what. The future can always make you happy but the past can be a very haunting place. Love can be ddifficult to lose and find. It truly is bitter sweet and sometimes its better to let go indeed. Everything you truly need is always inside you! Inside your heart and soul.

    As I said depression or oblivion always lingers and attacks when you least expect it! I love the way you wrote this. You are right though it can be learned from and life can be learned from no matter what we go through.

    My favorite stanza by far is the one in quotes because we all have to accept of what is. We do have to follow our heart yet be cautious that is why life is difficult. I love the way you worded this because we have to follow our dreams yet we must be able to let go!.

    The ending os short and very sweet. You ended on a high note talking about your dreams. Overall this poem has a very strong message to follow your heart and own path no matter what. Your words are beautiful. I see no flaws. I love the way you write! 5

  • 7 years ago

    by Lauren denbow

    Thats really good amzingly written

  • 7 years ago

    by Brittany C

    I really enjoyed reading this poem. It easy to understand. The wording was great and it had a nice flow to it. There is nothing I can think of to change.


  • 7 years ago

    by Marvellous

    It's ALL been said. I appreciate the maturity of the wit. Thank You.

  • 7 years ago

    by Poet Keen

    Follow your heart,
    never give up while accepting what is

    I like this line ...

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