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Stringing Lights

Free Verse Poem

By Lindsay SfaraPublished 24 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - March 2024
Stringing Lights
Photo by Kristopher Allison on Unsplash

How I yearn to be the voice

that liberates self from the past

for the joy of a future.


How I yearn for daylight

to warm my cheeks

and touch my lips,


To catch the whisper

of the divine voice

that welcomes my win,


And the twinkling eyes

of a soul with a fire

as lit as mine.


The journey of self

feels like a lonely trail—

but wait, why so?


Why, when I see

the sea of lingering faces

that watch my every breath?


The throngs of thoughts

that question my words

or admire my actions?


Why must the mind

desire the suffering

of a false loneliness,


When the imagination

behind our eyes

creates our own reality?


Cruel it is to settle

when it holds the power

to conquer all in its path.


And now I see

I am not alone

in my journey.


My journey connects

with others in a web

of stringing lights.


And we have our trails

blinded by the brain fog

that beds with isolation.


Now I see the path

the mind obscured from fear

of shining too bright.


How I yearn to be the voice

that liberates not just self

but all light from the fog.

Stream of Consciousnesssocial commentaryMental HealthinspirationalFree Verse

About the Creator

Lindsay Sfara

I'm just a daydreaming nerd writing poetry and fiction about mental health.

Follow my novel journey and more: linktr.ee/lindsaysfara

"Not all those who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

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  • Anna 18 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • L.C. Schäfer21 days ago

    Lovely imagery in this, glad it got recognised with TS 😀

  • Blake Booth21 days ago

    Your imagery is powerful: I yearn for daylight to warm my cheeks, and touch my lips twinkling eyes of a soul with a fire, & imagination behind our eyes. I loved all of them. Every line was thoughtful and creatively comprised. Wonderful job. You totally earned TS.

  • Manisha Dhalani21 days ago

    Congrats on top story! Amazing poem.

  • Ameer Bibi21 days ago

    Congratulations 🎉 on your top story I really appreciate your writing skill I agree when u said journey of self is lonely but it's better

  • Paul Stewart22 days ago

    Ah, this spoke to me deeply, Lindsay...I often have issues with dealing with myself. This is like silky soft...gentle...but not without power. Just, love it. Well done on an stunning Top Story!

  • Hannah Moore22 days ago

    How we holding ourselves back. Very good.

  • Beautifully crafted, I love the line about imagination behind our eyes -just lovely 🤍

  • Fantastic poem!

  • Andrea Corwin 22 days ago

    Super job, loved it. I really liked this: And the twinkling eyes of a soul with a fire as lit as mine.

  • Ha Le Sa22 days ago

    Well written!

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  • Gena Adamson22 days ago

    I absolutely love this! We are all connected and our brains deceptive messages can be so cruel! Bravo 👏 great writing and message 🩶

  • Congratulations on your top story 🥳🎉

  • Our connections are so valuable

  • Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Wonderful words , great poetry

  • Margaret Brennan22 days ago

    congratulations on TS. this is really amazing. makes us all sit back and take a long look at ourselves.

  • Babs Iverson22 days ago

    Motivational & inspirational!!! Loved it!!!❤️❤️💕 Congratulations on Top Story!!!

  • This was extremely powerful! I loved it! Hope you're doing well Lindsay ❤️

  • John Cox23 days ago

    How do we escape the cruel cage of self? Well done, Lindsay. You are wise beyond your years!

  • River Joy24 days ago

    I really enjoyed this, beautiful imagery and passion. Nicely done!

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