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An Introspective Stumble

When the thoughts flow alphabetically

By Oneg In The ArcticPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
An Introspective Stumble
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Adventure has always led me to curious places

Better out than in, someone always said, so I

Cast myself across the country, but I

Don't think that it's the end for me.

Every choice comes at a price

Few understand that truly though.

Guess I'll see what life brings next


It won't hurt me. And

Just because I've been here before, doesn't necessarily mean I

Know better. But

Living in the flow of things has taught me

Many dreams can (and do) coexist

Not every one is meant to last.

Often times they pass us by mere seconds

Pretending to give us a sense of stability

Quite the opposite though,

Reality sinks in and we get restless

Searching for more, or just... different.

The truth is, is that we are a discontent people

Under the impression of everything working out well enough, long enough

Visions of what could be flood along with anxiety

Where 'home' will be, is quite a question, the e-

-Xact place is so uncertain

Yet there is still hope for better, though

Zeroing on the answer, well that is another poem.


Thank you for joining me on this poetically alphabetical journey. Maybe it resonated with you too, if it did, let me know.

I feel that this year will bring on quite a few adventures and it's best to try and keep as open of a mind as possible. All the best, to all of us.

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About the Creator

Oneg In The Arctic

A storyteller and poet of arctic adventures, good food, identity, mental health, and more.

Co-founder of Queer Vocal Voices

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  • The Dani Writerabout a month ago

    Your flow here is superb! I feel resonance to see YOU in this poetic philosophy as I see myself as well...open...free...but of course, totally tuned in 😉

  • Rick Henry Christopher about a month ago

    I love how you always put so much of who you are into your writing. Excellent work, Oneg!!!

  • Linda Rivenbarkabout a month ago

    This truly resonates with me. Life is so complex and intense, there is so much room for anxiety and discontent. I like these two lines especially: Reality sinks in and we get restless Searching for more, or just... different. Sometimes it is not more, as in money or possessions, that we crave but simply something different to break the monotony of life. Your decision to live in the Arctic comes to my mind as something different, since cold weather just does not work for me. From your writing, you have truly found your place, and I think that is great. Well written. Keep writing!

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    Very Creative! I love it!

  • Grz Colmabout a month ago

    Loved your truth telling here! These lines stood out to me personally, “Living in the flow of things has taught me, Many dreams can (and do) coexist” as that is where I want to be living more! And yes very relatable in many ways. I know you will continue to have many unexpected adventures! ☺️

  • sleepy draftsabout a month ago

    This is so beautiful with so many gorgeous lines. One of my favourites was: "The truth is, is that we are a discontent people Under the impression of everything working out well enough, long enough" Stunning work. 💗

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    This is wonderful and inspiring. Well done.

  • I take it the search continues, at least in the more permanent sense of home. (It continues to warm my heart to think of how your in-laws have received you.)

  • PK Colleranabout a month ago

    Excellent! "Zeroing" was a great final letter. Be sure to add a line for J, K and X so you qualify for the challenge! I think you have a chance to win. 🌞

  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Ah, this definitely resonated. "We are a discontent people" that line really hit home. I appreciated your voice in this :)

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