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At best I'd say life is experienced in many phases. Without clear direction or at least some idea of what is really going on in your life, you can be there only in pieces, grasping, confused, and sometimes just too tired to try and figure out the obvious.

This poem came to me in the wee hours of the morning, a culmination of much of the confusion I was experiencing. Within minutes, the words just virtually poured themselves out onto the printed page.

The Hollow

Looking up from below
it's sketchy, but I can see
pieces of a person
that once belonged to me.

When I try to grab them,
they seem to fade away,
memories from a past I knew
but no longer have today,

Push yourself, so I've been told ,
be a mother and a wife.
You owe it to the ones you love
to sacrifice your life.

But what do you do when you're weary,
and you're tired and can't go on
to the hollow in the tunnel
your existence now belongs.

I long to do the things I see,
so each day I look above,
and try to reach the pieces
of the things I used to love.

They're there, then they're not,
so I rest my mind at ease,
to the hollow in the tunnel
that's become the life for me.
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sherri
beautiful poem i really enjoyed it. \ thank you
Beth
I truly enjoyed it!

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