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A Coping Mechanism

By Lena FolkertPublished 9 months ago 1 min read
"Passing the Time" ©Lena Folkert 2023. Created with Wombo Dream AI

Doors slam in the distance

In the wake of imaginary monsters.

She screams in silence,

Trusting in the hope of tomorrow.

Reality is a stranger to her—

A figment of a thousand yesterdays,

Concealed in the aftermath of chaos.

The torment of today

Is inevitable and immense.

Only hope remains—a fantasy of its own.

Nothing else matters.

Art & Words ©Lena Folkert, 2023. All rights reserved.

surreal poetry

About the Creator

Lena Folkert

Alaskan Grown Freelance Writer 🤍 Lover of Prose

Former Deckhand & Barista 🤍 Always a Pleaser & Eggshell-Walker

Lifelong Animal Lover & Whisperer 🤍 Ever the Student & Seeker

Traveler 🤍 Dreamer 🤍 Wanderer

Happily Lost 🤍 Luckily in Love

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Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • C. H. Richard9 months ago

    Also love your cover art ♥️

  • C. H. Richard9 months ago

    I love the line, "In the wake of imaginary monsters, " which can so much about how things from our past can be distracting us now. Many hearts for this one my friend ❤️ ♥️ ♥️

  • Oh wow the way you write this really paints a picture! It was be my lively and expertly written.

  • Babs Iverson9 months ago

    Fabulous!!! Wonderfully and beautifully written!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Beth Sarah9 months ago

    You have captured some huge and entirely relatable concepts in such few words. Great entry 👏

  • L.C. Schäfer9 months ago

    I love the hope amidst the struggle in this. Good luck in the challenge.

  • Lamar Wiggins9 months ago

    "She screams in silence" Love this line and the emotion it creates. Great read, Lena.

  • Real Poetic9 months ago

    This is a show stopper. 👏🏼

  • Living in a dreamworld today to keep from dwelling upon disaster after disaster, heartache after heartache, guilt, pain & every other misery current to suffer. Hoping/Fantasizing how tomorrow might be better.

  • Very powerful, and a great challenge entry and probably a Top Story

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