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swan song

a poem

By Zara BlumePublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
swan song
Photo by DAVIDCOHEN on Unsplash


break the stillness,




falls short of


hopes be damned.






no matter

one’s mistakes.


quiet those

racing thoughts

shadowing your light,



very much.

wait. don’t take a bow just yet.


your future self,


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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