Collapse

Today you will carry a burden heavier than your hands can hold;

it will not relent or diminish through the hours.

Your mind will scream obscenities that offer freedom for giving up,

and your burning muscles will beg that you do so for fear of collapse.

Pity will be your shadow today;

anger will be the carrot that dangles before you on a string.

Do not yield to either.

You will breathe.

You will persevere.

You will survive.

 

 

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Collapse is one of nine poems that make up my Whispers in the Dark Collection, a collection focused on mental health. You can view the rest of the collection here.

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18 thoughts on “Collapse

  1. Beau, this is incredible, and I love how you take us so deeply into the dark side and then bring us out the other side. I take this journey daily atm battling a dreadful cough which shakes my entire body and must be so destructive in ways I can’t even see. Yet, it subsides for hours at a time, almost as mysteriously as it came and there is peace.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Rowena. I appreciate your compliments, and I’m thoroughly happy that you like my work!
      I hope you’re able to find some peace and respite from your cough.

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      1. I’d go and hit the cough on the head with a hammer if I could. Seems to be behaving itself atm. I’m counting my blessings! Thank you for caring.
        Best wishes,
        Ro

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  2. Hi Beau. Sounds like the path to living in 2018! Thank you for calling by and wanting to follow my poetry adventures. Writing is my passion that keeps me sane and alive! Like all things Paranormal! Observing this crazy virtual reality society! UFO’s! Conspiracy theories/Facts! Great to meet you. Be Safe #TheFoureyedPoet.

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