Significant strangers tied together by a tree.
What is the root that connects me to you and you to me?
I gotta take what I feel, and put it in writing
Because surely those first two lines come off disrespectful,
I must hold myself accountable and not be neglectful.
After I talk to God, I feel free.
Free to voice myself more effectively.
But I’d be a liar if I said that those thoughts and questions didn’t keep resurfacing.
I learned some pretty deep things recently, that added to a plethora of secrets
It made my mind explode a bit,
And then it enhanced my understanding.
Some things are better left unsaid, which is why things get swept under rugs. The skeletons in the closet are no longer decaying carcasses being eaten away by bugs…
But now they are
Silenced spirits once bound by fear.
Emotions aren’t weakness, is it weak only when the unpleasant ones I am displaying?
What is the underlying message in the guidance that we are portraying?
Breaking free from the things that many won’t know of
While removing accusations cuz
I am trying to rise above
All of the things I once allowed to hinder me
But you won’t be able to render me
Unhealed, stuck, trapped in my mind
Seeking approval until the day that I die.
It’s admirable to go against the grain
And when I was a child I knew that writing would save my life.
Surely didn’t anticipate the consequences that would await
Surely I didn’t know my fate.
I know that it sounds taboo,
It may even feel taboo,
Many of us are embracing different methods,
And we fully appreciate and value all that those before us fought for and endured.
Gratitude because without you, we wouldn’t have access to the tools.
All I am saying is I’m holding on by the grace of God and by the very letters that form these lines of poetry
That simply display my soul.