‘Empty’ – lots of stories around ’emptiness’, some funny, serious, profound, comforting… all inspiration for expressions – poetry, prose and anything in between.
Where do you go when you hear the word? What does it bring up for you?
What a wonderful way of learning about ourselves, our feelings, our memories, our views… through a word.
Next week’s word is ‘quirky’.
I’m looking forward to see what comes from that.
Hope you enjoy the poems, and feel free to let others know they are welcome to be part of this wonderful sharing session.
Hope to see you there.
I’m not bitter about what happened So let me live my life as it is now Thoughts please leave me be I’ll never know who I could’ve been A single action I let go Steps I didn’t take Still You Well that part of me Doesn’t seem to want it to go Fifty years ago One decision still rumbles me Leading me back again and again To remedy a moment in my history A senseless journey Somehow I won’t let go Gnawing away in a fantasy What a waste of time Still You Well that part of me Doesn’t seem to want it to go Hovering in an irregular orbit Flying around visiting At times of self-reflection I tell myself
Let it go
Time you move on Sadly it wriggles Into my present space Leaving me in a twisted state Denial seeps, creeps, never sleeps Surely my mind can control this Then my thoughts contradict it
Let it go
Time to move on Still You that part of me Never seems to move on Leaving me with A vacant empty space Such a lonely place A sad interaction That ends in frustration
The sunrise begins the day Will the sunlight show the way To thoughts leading to positives To events that lead to negatives The deafening silence, grief and pain So overwhelming, it’s all so insane Realise responsibilities, rise to the day Smile and nod on the outside When you are bleeding on the inside How do you make your glass half full When inside you’re running on empty
People wandering In their minds Energy seeping Worries creeping
Thoughts of regret Planning, pleasing On repeat Just no ceasing
Constructing delusions Falsely dreaming Stories with meanings Keeping them seething
What should I do? Why them not me? What have I done wrong? How can this be?
Exit the office Self-depleted Faces expressionless Vitality defeated
Unable to connect Or feel what’s inside Don’t look up Nowhere to hide
Individual silos Surrounded by walls Impervious to the vibration Of souls’ deep calls
Closed to openness Any sensation or spark Of curiosity or desire Rather remain in the dark
Head down, plugged in Not missing a beat Continuous scrolling The lunch time feat
Each to their own No love shown Such a rush to where? Does anyone really care?
Activity a buzz Nothing to share Seems life is great Delusion beware
It’s just emptying us With things that are tempting us
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