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Writing Through the Fire

by Lena Borondia 2 months ago in inspirational · updated 2 months ago
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This is the first poem in a self-challenge to write a poem every day. Thank you for reading, and wish me luck to keep the pace!

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I don't write for you.

I write to get through - 

Through the mire,

And the fire.

*

I write the words that replay

In my mind every day - 

Words that sting,

Words that sing.

*

Thoughts are weights that pull like gravity,

Pulling me down - dark is all I see.

Helpless.

Hopeless.

*

I don't write for you.

I write to get through - 

Through the mire,

And the fire.

*

To purge these thoughts that taunt,

And expel the ghosts that haunt- 

Holding me captive,

Keeping me as slave.

*

To these thoughts that pull like gravity,

Pulling me down - dark is all I see.

Helpless.

Hopeless.

*

So I write the thoughts that push through.

Through words, I find the days renewed - 

No longer captive,

Nor a helpless slave.

*

Through the mire,

And the fire -

With words I find my way through,

And my words are not for you.

🖤🖤🖤

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Author's Note: Thank you for honoring me with a read. If you've enjoyed what you've read, please click on the 🖤 and explore my other work. All reads, likes, tips, and pledges feed my writer's soul and give me the fuel to keep sitting down at my computer to bleed out words.

Xx - Lena

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Copyright Lena Folkert 2022

Originally published on Medium.

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About the author

Lena Borondia

Alaskan Grown Freelance Writer 🤍 Lover of Prose

Former Deckhand & Barista 🤍 Always a Pleaser & Eggshell-Walker

Lifelong Animal Lover & Whisperer 🤍 Ever the Student & Seeker

Traveler 🤍 Dreamer 🤍 Wanderer

Happily Lost 🤍 Luckily in Love

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  • Jessica Amber Barnumabout a month ago

    I could hear a tune as I read this, so I started singing it. Lovely, Lena.

  • Christian Lee2 months ago

    Interesting read, use of refrains and rhyme scheme. I write every day although not always poems. So this was a great reminder of how I feel deep in the heart. It's always a blessing when someone plucks the heartstrings. :)

  • Caroline Jane2 months ago

    Relatable. Agree with previous comment too... you could se this to music. Fab top story!

  • Cendrine Marrouat2 months ago

    Those words are lyrics. :-)

  • Cristina Hector2 months ago

    Keep writing, we love it. 💛

  • Ali Howarth2 months ago

    Thanks Lena, this is wonderful.

  • Beautiful keep going - healing the soul through poetry is something I am trying to do myself -these lines below literally gave me shivers ! <3 "I don't write for you. I write to get through -  Through the mire, And the fire. * To purge these thoughts that taunt, And expel the ghosts that haunt- Holding me captive, Keeping me as slave." Keep going you very talented <3

  • Tony Pabon2 months ago

    This was beautiful, honestly. Great work!

  • Scott Wade2 months ago

    I, and I’m sure “we” can relate. Thank you for capturing it for all of us like a butterfly that must be handled gently. Subscribed as well.

  • Loved this so much! It's like a song

  • I feel this so much. Thanks for sharing.

  • Call Me Les2 months ago

    Beautiful Lena! <3

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    this is fabulous

  • Joe Nasta2 months ago

    I loved the chorus-like repetition! Thanks for writing this

  • C. H. Richard2 months ago

    Beautifully stated! Many hearts ❤️

  • Excellent words from a real poet

  • DragonFly2 months ago

    ❤️left

  • Catherine Kenwell2 months ago

    Brilliant, and relatable.

  • Keila Aartila2 months ago

    Powerful! A very good and thoughtful poem, and excellent on the Top Story!

  • Lightning Bolt2 months ago

    Absolutely deserving of a Top Story! *Very* powerful!

  • Powerful poem! Great job!

  • Alyssa Cormier2 months ago

    Very powerful and understandable.

  • Mariann Carroll2 months ago

    Your poem is very relatable. There are stories I just want to get off my Chest and its ok, if no one reads it.

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