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forget.release

Posted in Poetry by Mandy Joy Poole on 07/03/2018

meet me at my watery edges
cast your judgements aside
and find that you are free
there are no eyes on you
but mine
forget
release
accept fate and all of its disclaimers
the distance between you and your desires
is a fleeting thought
amongst the rot of your doubt
forget
release
cast your judgements aside
and breathe your deepest breath
the only thing holding you back
is you.

M.

revisions

Posted in Poetry by Mandy Joy Poole on 05/04/2017

don’t lose this
don’t abandon these feelings
this life is non-renewable
so you can tell me
please
tell
me
even if it’s just a whisper

there’s a noise we can’t place
feelings we can’t face
even if they are real
they
are
real
the details and the desire
living in revisions
don’t lose this

M.

 

I learned from the girl

Posted in Poetry by Mandy Joy Poole on 01/08/2016

i learned from the girl that lives inside of me
saying no is harder than saying yes
being gentle takes practice
and hate is easier than love

i learned from the girl that lives inside of me
that somedays just being is a chore
that my thoughts are like a crossword i can’t finish
and extra effort is not always rewarded

i learned from the girl that lives inside of me
that there is no greater light than a reached goal
there is no greater love than self love
and a smile is often enough

i learned from the girl that lives inside of me
that i won’t always have the answers
that time will pass regardless of my schedule
and my best is all that is required

M.