Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tough Choices

Feelings pushed
down
beneath
the smile.

It was hard to
hide.
Did they notice?

I made the
comittment.
It was time
to follow
through.

My
head
and
my
heart
were
at
war.

Tears bubbled
and flowed
revealing
the
hearts
victory.

I knew
it would
hurt someone.

Did it have to be me?

5 comments:

  1. Without knowing all the circumstances, I believe we have to take care of ourselves first. It doesn't have to be you! I like the way you put this into such a poetic dilemma. Hard choices are just that-hard.

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  2. You wrote about something that everyone can relate to. You made me think of times when I tried so hard not to show emotion. And yes, the heart does often win.

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  3. I'm guessing this has to do with some recent changes--and that you could use a friend to talk to??
    You can call me.
    This is so nicely written though; the poetic form seems to suit strong or conflicting emotions.

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  4. Your line breaks make this so powerful. Beautifully written, although I know it was hard to put your thoughts/feelings out there. Thanks for trusting us.

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  5. I love the opening because it's so universal. I think everyone has to hide behind a smile sometimes! I like the line breaks too -- they make it so emotional. The last line is super powerful too. Hope you are ok!

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