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Am I OK?

Not Really

By Natasja RosePublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read

I fail, and see only the loss of my dreams

Not the drive that allowed me to persue them.


I am told "You are not good enough to continue"

And I am blind to the success that brought me this far.


My vision is filled with those that desire my absence

Blocking out the ones who seek my presence.


I experience the struggles and tribulations of life,

So I forget the joys and triumphs that came with them.


On the crest of a high wave, one sees the limitless sky.

In a trough between waves, one sees nothing but water.

It's R U OK day, and the answer to that question is not always 'yes'. Sometimes, the best thing you can do to help is to listen without judgement, and show compassion.

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About the Creator

Natasja Rose

I've been writing since I learned how, but those have been lost and will never see daylight (I hope).

I'm an Indie Author, with 30+ books published.

I live in Sydney, Australia

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  • Canuck Scriberabout a year ago

    Very thought provoking and reminder to those who might be in need.

  • Great words, and I will tell you I am totally OK, whether I am or not

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Wow. I read it twice because is hit so hard. This is fabulous. Well done

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Fantastic and fabulous poem!!!

  • Mariann Carrollabout a year ago

    Very relatable

  • Great poem! That's my preferred part: My vision is filled with those that desire my absence Blocking out the ones who seek my presence.

  • Morgana Millerabout a year ago

    Beautiful poem. In its brevity, it still conveys so much relatable emotion. The last two lines are so poignant.

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