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White Flag


By Real PoeticPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
White Flag
Photo by Jackson Simmer on Unsplash

I quit

being doubtful.

I quit


It’s only

false evidence

appearing real.

I quit

letting my mind

control me.

I quit


I quit


that selfishness

is wrong.

I quit


if someone

would love me,

and then

that someone

came along.

I quit

lying to myself.

I quit

wasting time,

because it doesn’t

even exist.

I quit

caring whether

or not I’m missed.

I quit

wearing a mask.

I quit

saying my glass

is half empty.

I quit

wanting to have

my shit together

in my twenties.

I quit

consuming anything

that doesn’t

serve me.

I quit

biting my tongue

to make others happy.

inspirationalperformance poetry

About the Creator

Real Poetic

Welcome to my imagination. ✨

I write poetry & short stories.

Thanks for stopping by! ❤️

Instagram: @therealpoetic

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  • Lamar Wiggins5 months ago

    Powerful statements. Something I could read over and over to remind me that I agree and should live by it!

  • Love this keep quitting

  • Tiffany Gordon 5 months ago

    Amen! Go gurl!

  • Cathy holmes5 months ago

    Never quit quitting things that done serve you. Well done!

  • The Dani Writer5 months ago

    The BEST kind of quitters club! Yer darn tootin'. And membership growing steadily...😉

  • Grz Colm5 months ago

    Good! But just don’t quit! 😁 Great empowering thought here. Good job R.P! ☺️👏

  • Lol, I had the same reaction as Dana when I saw your title! That last one was the most powerful for me. We should always prioritise ourselves.

  • Mother Combs5 months ago

    This is great!!

  • Dana Crandell5 months ago

    Well, I saw the title and thought, "No way!" Then I read the poem and thought, "Yes!" Well done, RP!

  • Celia in Underland5 months ago

    Do it! I'm trying...🤍 Perfectly articulated x

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