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Rearview Mirror

by Jeffrey 2 months ago in inspirational · updated 2 months ago
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A Monsters Defeat

Rearview Mirror
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I needed. I begged. I pleaded.

I asked. I tried.

You lied. I wondered, why?

I knew. I accepted. I grew.

I cried. I hoped. I learned.

I ran. I breathed. I burned.

I had faith in my own abilities.

You left. I thought, OK, bye.

I finally saw what I couldn’t see.

I opened. I got in. I believed, I could start again.

I buckled. I adjusted.

I became accustomed

to an empty passenger seat.

I packed; I drove. My things of old, stacked in the trunk.

In the rearview mirror, you shrunk.

And I watched you disappear into the horizon.

I came. I saw. I conquered.

I defeated, my monsters.

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  • Pavithra Venkatraman2 months ago

    Simple, straight outpouring of thoughts & emotions! Good one...

  • Joe Nasta2 months ago

    "I became accustomed/to an empty passenger seat." yessss

  • Brin J.2 months ago

    I like the simplicity of your literation, it was quite impactful, hitting the key point without needing to be in depth. Not easy to do. I’m inspired.

  • Tamera Staples2 months ago

    I think this cool. It’s nice. It’s fresh, however, I can’t feel you. Take me to the space you’re leaving and allow me to feel you becoming carefree. I want to feel the end of your sentence and the beginning of your new one! Good job though, tremendous potential in this piece.

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