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Poetry Self-love

What you love

Exit the parade
What you love will bare themselves
Amid what remains

(@writteninstead)

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Poetry Self-love

Bloom

Like flowers — unfazed,
unreserved to show their grace;
Let your colours bloom.

(@writteninstead)

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Love Poetry

Opposites and all

Some of us are a little broken
A crack in the bucket
The faith leaks out

Some of us, filled
before first words
Overflowing and eager

Guess we need each other
Opposites and all
Zelda and Zoe

(@writteninstead)

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Mental Health Poetry Self-love

Merry-go-round

I live life like in a sprint—
A lighted matchstick
Stuffed all of myself in every strike
I could not repeat anything twice
Each day, I become a little less

But dirty dishes and laundry ground me
They taught me that life is ongoing
(They taught me rest)
It is everyday; it is in the breath I take
No matter how sick or tired,
I’d draw in one more breath

So enjoy the ride
In this merry go round
Keeping alive is never wasted time

(writteninstead)

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Love Mental Health Poetry Self-love

A Happy Poem

Warm and tender
Skin to skin
Touch to my fingertips

Bright room and morning air
Skin to sheets
Quiet awakening of city

I can too
write a happy poem
When I recall
the start of my days

(@writteninstead)

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Poetry

Where forgotten dreams go

There’s a place in our heads
where forgotten dreams go
hand in hand with midnight ideas
and drunken resolutions

A bustling place, filled with lace
Everyone’s in costumes
they smell like butter biscuits.
And the tea and the dance never ends…

It’s time to go—
leave all of it at the door!

In fleeting moments of awakening 
you catch a glimspe of it
Like a lens that can’t quite focus…
Sharpening into shapes of reality

@writteninstead

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Mental Health Poetry Self-love

No Man Land

I shoved, I pushed
made sure I took

All the right steps
It landed me where

Nobody is, and
now nobody can

relate to my ache;
what keeps me awake

(@writteninstead)

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Mental Health Poetry

Single Truth

Where does it begin?
My dire need for validation,
longing for absoluteness.

Wilful prayers sent into nights
Lamenting for a single truth
The murder of perception

It is a safe, reliable,
fair, and
cruel world.

In the words
‘I knew I was right’
Could there be any closure?

(@writteninstead)

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Love Poetry

Shame, shame, shame

Shame, shame, shame
When real life exceeds what we make up
in horror screens

Shame, shame, shame
Those badged with the honour of protector
use their muscles to break, to murder

Shame, shame, shame
Terror and brutality roam the streets
in rubber bullets and pepper sprays

Could it be, we’re living a reality within dream
When can i wake up,
please?

(@writteninstead)

Categories
Mental Health Poetry Self-love

Single Truth

Where does it begin?
My dire need for validation,
longing for absoluteness.

Wilful prayers sent into nights
Lamenting for a single truth
The murder of perception 

It is a safe, reliable,
fair, and
cruel world.

In the words
“I knew I was right”
Could there be any closure?

(@writteninstead)