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swan song

a poem

By Zara BlumePublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
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swan song
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atrocities

break the stillness,

crystallizing

disenchantment.

everyone

falls short of

glory,

hopes be damned.

i

just

know

life

matters

no matter

one’s mistakes.

please

quiet those

racing thoughts

shadowing your light,

thank

u

very much.

wait. don’t take a bow just yet.

xo,

your future self,

zara

Mental Health
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Zara Blume

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  • Stephen Kramer Avitabile2 months ago

    Oh wow I have to first say, so expertly done to finish on your own name, and make it a poem, a letter, to you, from your future self! Bravo on that! (If only we could really write letters to our past selves) but I also just love the content of this. The words of advice to yourself. The positive message, no matter your mistakes. Well done!

  • Teresa Renton2 months ago

    Love this message Zara. The ‘quiet those racing thoughts shadowing your light’ lines should be pinned to our fridge doors x

  • E.K. Daniels3 months ago

    I love this, Zara! I love poetry that brings in unique structures, like you did with the composition of a letter. Creative, and sends an important message to the reader! 🤍

  • Sage counsel from a wizened self.

  • Andrea Corwin 3 months ago

    Oh this is so great!! XO perfect - I loved the entire sentiment and the poem to self - great job & abecedarian.👏

  • Oooo, this was extremely powerful! Loved your Abecedarian!

  • Paul Stewart3 months ago

    Oh well done. Well bloody done, Ms Blume! This is awesome. Love the structure, love the message, love the finely chosen words. Just, awesome!

  • Babs Iverson3 months ago

    Awesome!!! Love it!!!

  • Hummingbird3 months ago

    Line W - the word 'take' is repeated. Before the challenge closes...

  • D. J. Reddall3 months ago

    Nothing benefits the many more than frank, public communication with the self.

  • Natasha Collazo3 months ago

    Yassss Zara! Loved it

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