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Day 2. see
.
let me live
blindfolded
unable to perceive any light
i want to be free from you
frenzied dancing in the dark
you're all i see everywhere
with your walls and your guides
your distorted reality
i'm not sure of
what the colors should look like
i know i can't be certain
that all you are isn't all there is
i am quite convinced
that you're not who i want to see
noting the mental picture
i want embedded in my mind
i'll take one last glance
but i'm stuck on this sight
watching you become
you live and you thrive
while i'm frozen
a mere spectator
#letmelive .
now read upwards
.
#7daywritingchallenge #letmelive

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comment 19 star 90 November 2018

Breathe
hey, there’s something i have always wanted to say to you even though whenever i wanted to say it we move onto another topic and i drop it because…. well it’s because am scared of what you would say or maybe because am that pathetic to make you as important as that in my life.
when you came into my life it wasn’t supposed to be like this, you were not supposed to be as important to me as my breath is essential for my living no you were supposed to be just another person in my life and no one too special. you were so important to me that without you there it was like drowning in an ocean without anyone there to save me and help me breathe.
you were reeling me into you gradually and i didn’t know i had lost myself until the day you left and i simply forgot how to breathe and panic attacks became a normal life style. i can’t exactly ask you to return to me it’s just not what i will do i guess i would just learn how to manage without you.
i would learn to breathe for my self alone and not for anyone else especially not for you.
iris
don't know how but i still tried to write something, i hope i will complete the seven days.

#7daywritingchallenge #letmelive

comment 24 star 26 November 2018

Day 3: nature

@victory_wrights and @the__yellow__heart did not come to play with this prompts😭😭 #letmelive #7daywritingchallenge #anorexia

comment 15 star 87 last month

Day 1. breathe
.
let me live.
i take conscious breaths around you
in the hopes you don't get upset
inhale, as quietly as i can
and only when absolutely necessary
i'm almost always light headed
scared to breathe in as much as i actually need
because in truth, my breath's a trigger
and each time i inhale, and exhale
i relive it all over again
the one time i dared take a deep breath
unladen, unbothered, a free deep drawing in
and you crushed my windpipes with your grip
stomped my lungs under your boots
grinding my nostrils into tiny bits
letting my oxygen burn in your furnace
and then you taught me your ways
just a little air is all i need, a slight breath
you taught me to walk and sit like you
one step in front of the other
each breath as slight as the next
a slow, steady waltz of controlled steps
no frenzy, no excitement or razzmatazz
a blend of grey and black, choking
no air, no strength, no life
i feel a little too sane
a tad too perfect
i want to miss a few steps on this dance floor
and walk a little weird in the streets
maybe talk too loud, or too fast
mind chuck full of a billion ideas
thoughts firing faster than i can control
i want to live and fall
walk a little and then stumble
trip a few times till i get the hang of it
inhale and exhale till i catch my rhythm.
i want to live.
i want to breathe.
#letmelive .
#7daywritingchallenge #letmelive .


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comment 10 star 96 November 2018
comment 2 star 29 last month

Day 2: see

i walk into the house and i see you everywhere, there’s always something that reminds me of your absence.
the staircase reminds me of nights when we both couldn't get to our bedroom, the freezer reminds me of lazy mornings and afternoons when you wouldn't let me work and got our meals burnt.
i see you everywhere, every little detail reminds me of you. it makes me wish you were still here. a part of me likes to believe you were a figment of my imagination.
now i've to see happy pictures of you and your new wife while i cry myself to sleep every night.
why wasn't i enough? does she make you laugh as much as i did, does she love you as much as i do? is she better in bed?
maybe sight isn't such a blessing after all, now it feels like a curse i would have to live with for the rest of my life. i wish i could just not see.
johap
#letmelive #7daywritingchallenge
sorry it's late i thought about 'see' in all angles and nothing came up😖
thanks to @_ken_oby (what would i do without you😭 many things sha😂) i had already given up on writing for today,thanks for the inspiration❤

comment 20 star 96 November 2018

6. love
.
love hurts, love destroys
love bends and crushes us
taking our breathes, leaving us aching
more alone than we were
torn apart by the pain, weak
emotions shredded, soul empty
yearning and gasping
for something we no longer have
like a fish out of water
.
no, it doesn't. .
love heals and it fills
it transforms and renews
creating beauty out of the crushed
elating sunken souls
bridging broken hearts
fading out the pain and anger
thrilling the mind, body and soul
becoming our strength and direction
becoming our light and joy
.
but, it hurts.
.
are you the perfect lover?
could you swear that you could do everything right
and absolutely never hurt the one you love? no?
truth is, love doesn't hurt, people do
for we're imperfect where love is
and our concepts of sanity, never make us free
and where love is supposed to let us live
we treat it like death itself
scared to receive life from the thing that defines it
.
#7daywritingchallenge #letmelive .
one more day! 😸😸


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comment 15 star 68 last month

Day 7. live
.
what is life?
is it, the breath in your lungs?
a kicking, beating heart
and a working body?
being able to see, hear, speak,
everybit of you in perfect condition
is that life?
.
sometimes i'm scared i'm dying
and in these moments,
my hearts and lungs are fine.
my eyes, and ears, mouth and hand,
they all work perfectly
yet i feel myself slipping and falling
i feel death
.
so when i chose to live
i don't watch out for my pulse
i watch out on the smile on my face
when i eat fried egg and bread or fried dodo
the laughter i feel brewing up
when i'm being intensely sarcastic
and the person can't tell
.
i watch out for the tears in my eyes
when i watch a movie that hits home,
the rage when i'm annoyed,
the sadness when i miss her,
the intrigue when i see a street fight,
the fear i have of oblivion
and every single thing i feel
.
for, in the moments when i die slowly
i feel nothing
no pain or sadness
no anger or thirst, joy is a distant memory
i feel nothing, nothing but my pulse
thump, thump, thump, it says
you're alive, but dead inside, i translate.
.
#7daywritingchallenge #letmelive .
and it's the last day!! finally over, who else is both relieved and sad 😸😩
the past week has been amazing, i read some of the most beautiful poetry i have ever read.


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comment 9 star 67 last month

Day 5. the human.
.
he sits and he wonders
pondering how he got here
retracing every step he's taken
like a man lost on a journey
for a while he ponders where he's from
and then he wonders where he's going
querying each step he takes
and second guessing each thing he sees
this man feels alone and tired
aching for rest, but he can't
he's stuck in his cycle
searching for clues in everything
love comes his way but he barely sees her
so do a lot more things
slow seductresses, teasing his mind
promising him they'd help him unwind
and slowly he does
in leaps and bounds, he springs,
like fresh water, he flows,
he surrenders himself to art,
music, poetry, and colours
he isn't sure where's he's going
or if he's on the right part to get there
all he knows, is that right now,
in the moment
between his beginning and end
he must live,
and so, he does.
.
#7daywritingchallenge #letmelive .
the fourth picture is a diminishing poem, still on the theme. what do you think? 😸
.


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comment 14 star 65 last month