Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Crying



Each spoken word said with ill intention



Aiming to suffocate the dimmest self-esteem remains


Turning upside down an already broken world






Crying, crying, silently crying…


Feeling that life is over


That nothing else really matters






Trust dishonored


Confidence wiped out


Nothing left to the imagination


None to assume


Plenty to digest


Crying, crying, silently crying…






Revolted with what I’ve become


A self-destroying destroyer


Too many years waiting for a happy twist


Holding the light of hope






Devastating feelings throttling the need to speak out


Believing everything said


Crying, crying, silently crying…


Convinced that there isn’t another chance


That it is time to give up






But, I’m done with all that!


I’m standing up!


I’m going to mend my broken self


I’m celebrating our end


I’m starting afresh






Sentient of today


Crying, crying, deafeningly crying


I’m going my way


To find myself


To fall in love with life again






Crying, crying, happily crying…

 
 
© Gabriela Abalo

Poem submitted to One Shot Wednesday - click on the provided link to enjoy more wonderful poets! 

Poem submitted to: Poetry Potluck Week 14 , Everyone Is Welcome

35 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely!

Kristen Haskell said...

Oh that is powerful. I felt every word of it. I love the ending crying, crying, happily crying. The strength it takes to get it out of your system and move on for yourself! Beautiful job Gabriela!

Katherine said...

Wow Gabriela the feeling within this poem would have resonated with many people. And I especially love the last stanza ... Life is so worth the effort to stand up & mend ones self.
Have a wonderful day .. fantastic One Shot!

Brian Miller said...

wow...you know starting over is scary...but i like that you end looking ahead and not stuck behind...mend away...

Cor said...

Great One Shot! Inspiring and hopeful at the end. A poem that all of us can relate to. Keep up the great work!

Monkey Man said...

Very inspiring. If I read no other One Shot, I will still feel fulfilled for having stopped by here.

Kass said...

You have such a range of feelings. I'm constantly surprised.

LauraX said...

"to fall in love with life again"...may it be so Gabriella...every day...an opportunity to fall in love with LIFE again. Beautiful poetry...I'm so glad I've discovered your blog recently!

Carrie Burtt said...

Sometimes we need to cry...this is powerful and beautiful Gabriela!
:-)

PattiKen said...

Yes! This ia powerful anthem to the power of Self. You go, Girl!

budh.aaah said...

I can totally empathise with this one. The feeling that is within me nowadays

Elisa said...

Nice words Gabriela.
And such a lovely picture
Greetings
Elisa

senderupwords said...

Great write Gabriela. Love and Light, Sender

Myrna R. said...

I love how this flowed. The ending is superb.

Wine and Words said...

Gabi, I hope this is fiction, or an old truth...not your pain today. I think everyone has moments like this. I'm so happy the poem ended with such strength. Yes...heal thy broken self.

((Hug))
Annie

Gabriela Abalo said...

Thanks for your continuous support. This poem is an old truth... based on my dysfunctional relationship with my parents.
I’m doing great; I have fallen in love with life… Today I’m happy and mended :)

loveNlight
Gabi

Don Carlo said...

Mend my broken self
Celebrate one ending, and one begin
Start over once more
Afresh, Crying with JOY, Happiness!

Wonderful 'success' story. I like.

Thank you for visiting....

Eric Alder said...

Nice turn-around at the end there... always good to see tears of joy rather than of sorrow.

Cathartic One Shot!

Emmanuel Ibok said...

I like how the tone changed in the end from a sad person to an optimistic person with hopes of living to be love and be loved...nice one!

Cheers!

Timoteo said...

I am happy...for you!

Regards from Arizona.

Ed Pilolla said...

you know, you've really touched this piece with a bit of life here. this really pulled me closer with each line.

One Stop - The Place For Poets, Writers and Artists said...

There is always the possibility for a new chapter or love and laughter

Great poem with a thoughtful message

thanks for sharing with One Shot

Helena Malheur said...

Feelings of sadness and worthlessness described very well -- and a wonderful ending, redemption at last! Enjoyed it!

Steve Isaak said...

Oh-so-relatable work, with a (welcome, unforced) hopeful finish.

Francisca said...

Oooph, Gabi, that beginning was so dark... and I was relieved to see it end with crying tears of joy. I can sense that you are now on very solid footing, loving life, through your family, your creativity...

michael bird said...

Glad that had a happy ending - was getting concerned. And the photo goes well with the poem.

Morning said...

powerful emotions captured here,
masterful writing.
Glad to see you in this week..

Blessings.
A+

Flying Monkey said...

Tears are always powerful - happy or sad. Good to go with them and see where they take you. Glad to see they took you to a stronger place ;-)

belladonna23 said...

great message. i hope you are crying tears of happiness.
here's my potluck piece:
http://belladonna23.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/smoke-signals/

jessicasjapes said...

I'm so glad the poem turned at the end, into something hopeful! Crying with happiness is always wonderful.

http://jessicasjapes.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/ice-cream/

June_Butterfly said...

Voicing my own sentiments.I was in this road just awhike ago.Finally having the courage to move on wasn't an easy path.CRYING!Did lots of that.But like your poem .I decided to celebrate the end.

Thanks for sharing this one.Went straight to my heart.

TALON said...

I loved the transition, Gabriela, from hopeless to hope-filled...

Beautiful poem.

dan roberson said...

Sometimes it seems the world has ended, but that is when your inner strength surfaces. From the depths of pain you faced the world again. Beautiful poem.

Shashi said...

Its Beautiful.. Thanks.


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abthomas said...

A beautiful write of self-resolve to thrive