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Poem: Desperate to be Acknowledged

Every once in a while, (okay, probably more often than that) I find an image that really speaks to me.  I hope you enjoy…

 

ChineseLantern

 

Desperate to be Acknowledged

 

It is the

well-hidden secret,

the palpable breath

upon your neck,

the steely gaze

of the oppressor,

its sunken truths

are visible –

for all the world to see

and nonetheless,

they remain unseen.

Or is it, perhaps

unnoticed

undiscerned

or rather yet,

undisclosed?

It writhes there,

in the silence.

Begging permission

to breathe.

Am I alone,

in wanting

to be me?

In wanting

to run bravely

against the wind,

my kite tails dancing

across an azure sky?

To hold within my hands

the confidence

of a rising sun?

But still,

the truths are silent,

forlornly tucked away.

For vulnerability

seems to be

the only truth

we dare discern.

We seek not –

the truths within ourselves

and so yet,

we seek them not

within each other

and we all are

but a pale shell,

desperate

to be acknowledged.

 

© Sumyanna 2019

 

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

 

 

Author:

Writer of poetry and seeker of knowledge. I hope to inspire and be inspired by my words and the world around me.

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