Growth

by B.B. Breier   Feb 7, 2017


She sits silently in
solitude, allowing
gentle waves to ease
her anxious mind,

ebb and flow–

Eyes glossed with
a salty layer of film,
reeling forgotten years
on repeat,

over and over–

she fell
in and out of love,

she chased
acceptance,

she dreamed
of a home,

over and over –

she felt
the ebb and flow
of change...

She sits, now
knowing that time
alone does not bring
wisdom,

mistakes do.

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  • 5 days ago

    by mossgirl19

    Brilliant write! Absolutely beautiful.

  • 1 month ago

    by Ren

    Beautifully written! Amazing write!

  • 4 months ago

    by Britt

    This took my breath away. The entire front and middle part of this piece I'm nodding my head, in complete agreement, whispering "me, too!". What beauty we find in feeling the connection.

    But that ending. The ending here I really felt like it all just clicked for me. It seems so obvious and so simple, but when you're too close to yourself sometimes it's hard to see. Gaining wisdom from mistakes, not only is that proof of a life of chance, risk, trying, and faith...but it also means growth for those mistakes we've made that hurt people, hurt ourselves. Beautiful ah ha moment. Thank you!

  • 4 months ago

    by PETER EDWARDS

    Welcome back , and what a great first poem! Look forward to seeing more from your pen.

  • 4 months ago

    by Marvellous

    Understanding comes through some pain. Lesson learned, saves a future blame. Keep thinking and don't stop inking.

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