The Veil

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


How we progress through this experience called life.


The Veil

 

Unveiled, 

The truth has thorns, 

and the darkness has arms; 

happiness lies, and anger explodes. 

 

We move along this common ground, 

you and I. 

A soup of emotions, ready to blow. 

The nature of progression pushes us forward through life, 

we move silently through strife, 

and why, 

who knows. 

 

Plant our feet carefully between mines 

we know are there yet we cannot see, 

and be, we try, with ourselves

however bitter that may seem. 

 

We come across a stream that flows free, 

how we wish we could be. 

Blue, crisp, and clear, 

with a purpose dear 

to this Earth, 

and we envy the stream. 

 

But free we are in the mind and heart, 

as the stream can never be, 

rejoice, I say, for we are unique. 

 

Unveiled, 

the darkness has arms, 

but we have a voice. 


Submitted: July 14, 2018

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elizabeth lagan

Keep writing. I work in Peer support also. Glad your one of the tribe.

Sat, July 14th, 2018 10:34am

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I will. Good to know there is another peer worker here. Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting. :)

Sat, July 14th, 2018 1:25pm

Kossettes Reality

I dont think i have words to describe such an amazing feeling sentiement that welled up in me while i read this. Love free, be you Unveil yourself for you are meant to be the perso. That is within and not the person that is on the outside.

I took that this poem is telling a person to basocally dont hide who they truly are. I love readong thing like this something uplifting is always needed in the world. I feel like everyome is so preoccupied being blue that they forgot that optimism exists grea read please keep writing

Sun, July 15th, 2018 3:21am

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Thank you, and I love your take on it. I'm glad that you can find that kind of meaningful message in my work, and I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. I agree, the world is so occupied today, it's hard to see what really matters sometimes. Happy reading and writing.

Sat, July 14th, 2018 11:36pm

Reaper

Very well written and thought out poem. I really enjoyed reading this and can't wait to read more of your writing. Inspiration with truth wrapped into one poem. Exquisite.

Mon, July 16th, 2018 9:21pm

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Thank you very much, I appreciate the feedback! It's funny that poetry really isn't my thing, but every once in a while something comes out of me that I have to share.

Tue, July 17th, 2018 3:10pm

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