Poetry

A fresh start

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I will not worry myself
with such things,
for in time I will forget
the routine that had become
such an important part of my life.

I gave you what I could —
my time, my love, my patience,
my appreciation, my admiration,
my acceptance.

I never asked you
to be anything but yourself.
I loved all of you
but it was not enough.
Sadly, I was never
what you really wanted.

I should have saved my heart
for someone more deserving.
I will have to replace this pain
with something more meaningful
starting today.

 


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Image source: Digital Art by A ~ I.R.B
Contents compiled: May 1 2017
Originally published: May 1 2017
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard


Picture Poetry, Poetry

In flight

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Between the wing and the engine;
The sound of flight up high in the clouds;
Returning to what once was home;
In hopes of taking one last glance
Of a life filled with both pleasure and pain.

Turning the leaf of one chapter
In anticipation of what wonders lie ahead.
Seeing every word, reading between the lines;
Blurred vision slowly becoming clear.
A new chapter has begun.

 


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Image source: Digital Art by A~I.R.B.
Contents compiled: January 28 2017
Originally published: January 29 2017
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard


Poetry, Short Stories

Moment of clarity

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The truth is,
My insecurities caused me
to let people into my life
who were unhealthy for my wellbeing.

My young-adult, low self-esteem
clouded my judgment.
My needs, unmet as a child,
left a void I sought to fill relentlessly.

There was no love to be found
in any of the places I looked.
Thirty years of searching
makes the heart a little weary.

The candle of hope
dwindles with each passing decade.
The truth is,
My insecurities were by curse.

This was a tough lesson to learn.
I’ve always wondered
what I was doing wrong
but the answers never came.

I’ve grown significantly since then,
and I understand better
who I am and what I deserve.
I finally had a moment of clarity today.

 


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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: March 29 2017
Originally published: March 30 2017
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard


Short Stories

Happy New Year!!!

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Hello lovely people!!!
It’s 2017. Finally. FINALLY!!!

So much happened in 2016
That made no sense
Been waiting for the year to end.

Excited for a fresh start
And some much needed clarity.

Hoping for good things this year.
Wishing you wonderful blessings also.

Big hugs,

~A~
🌷

 


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Image source: Digital Art by A~I. R. B.
Contents compiled: January 1 2017
Originally published: January 1 2017
Copyright © 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard