Some days you find yourself being sad for no reason. Some days people ask you how you are and you tell them the truth. Some days people ask you why.

I am not sure why I am this way. Sometimes there is no reason. Sometimes the sun shines in all its glory and you are still stuck in bed wishing for more sleep.

Today is one of those days. When days like this come, my creativity takes a nose dive and my weekly blog posts usually get put on the back burner. However, today I have a poem I can share with you as I just finished it last night. I think it was meant as inspiration for myself knowing this day would come. I’m not sure it is fully cohesive but I don’t think poetry always needs to be.

I Will Rise (Poem)

The darkness billows around me
And I know I should be engulfed in fear
The sting of smoke filling my lungs
But this is not the first time I have been here

It started before I could recognize it
When no one dared to speak its name
I remember praying to any who would listen
But in that time, relief never came

When morning always arrived too late
It was through those nights I learned
That sometimes running is all that’s left
To keep from being burned

The cycle always repeats itself
Because circles have no end
There are times when I give in
And to the monster’s will, I bend

But here I stand amidst the fire
My body tired and bones are worn
Knowing I will rise from ashes
Like a Phoenix, soon reborn


May the sun always call you from the depths of sadness. And if you need help up, I’ll be there to lend a hand.


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