6 February, 2018
Power of Poetry Scholarship
The Art of Finding Yourself
Before You Know It:
I have always heard the saying, “You have to lose everything before you find yourself.” There is nothing more honest than that quote, but you have to find the truth out on your own. At first, your days may seem perfect and you are happy with everything life has blessed you with.
You feel genuine and pure, like nothing can harm you and your world.
As you breathe,
you can taste each everlasting particle in the air.
Your sight is filled with a calm movement
of the things you love the most.
The eyes resting in your head are overwhelmed
with blissful passion.
Every moment is yours.
A luminous glow hits your body from each possible angle,
as if you were in the center of a stadium.
Each corner of you is clean
and there is not a cobweb in sight,
nor is there a speck of dust.
Lovely souls fill the air along with you.
There is no such thing as imperfect
in this place of paradise.
Nature is fresh
and the blue glass skies are never cloudy.
For every footstep you take in this world,
leaves a colorful path.
There is not a single tone of black or grey
but only the bright hue of white.
The trees are colossal
and devoted to providing oxygen.
Rivers run gracious with high levels of water,
only carrying the smallest of fallen leaves.
These aren’t just leaves that have fallen though,
they are a metaphor in themselves.
It’s a hidden secret or feeling that few have found yet.
This is a feeling that you will never understand,
well at least that is what you think.
That is what you think.
The sad part about this euphoria is that it isn’t real.
Going in Reverse:
You eventually change into something
you never thought was possible.
You will die internally from a loss
bigger than life itself.
There was only so much time
before you turned into a ticking time bomb.
No matter how much you do to prevent negativity,
it will definitely enter your world
at one time or another.
Before you know it,
the aftermath will pollute every corner of your being.
There is no life,
and nobody is listening to your cries for help.
You are corrupt by reality,
you are alone.
The dark won’t be the only thing you are scared of
now that there are things coming from the darkness.
Depression surrounds you
because everything you’ve ever known
has been taken away from you.
All that life is now is just a petty,
raw and deathly feeling.
Blind and stupid for loving too much of a perfect,
but fake life.
Each breath you take stings your lungs
and makes you cough
until you choke and gasp for pure air.
You want so bad for someone to hold you,
to love you,
and to understand what peace has become.
The reality is no human will ever be able to know
how you feel in full comprehension.
The blood won’t dry from underneath your nails
and the wind scrapes you
as if you were being dragged on the pavement.
People will notice sooner or later
that you are acting unusual,
but for now,
all you have is you.
It’s rough and everyday hurts more and more.
This thing turns out so evil
and you’re about to lose your mind.
But you will make it,
just have patience.
You remain in this unfortunate paradise until…
Your New Beginning:
This will be the hardest part of your life
and it may never end here.
You need to learn how to let emotions die
and reincarnate into a form of confidence.
This part of your life needs to be all about you
so don’t swallow your pride.
Believe in everything you do
because that is all you will ever keep with you
in this harsh world.
Trust in you and rely only on you
since nobody was there with help
when you were at your worst moments.
Learn to love yourself and repay what you owe
from the times of hurt.
There is no one else to help from now on
so treat yourself with the most precious attitude.
Try to remember the past
when you were genuinely content and pure.
you need you.
Once you come to peace with your spirit,
love will surely but slowly enter
back into your world.
You will have changed after this traumatic event
and it will be noticeable to others.
Do not worry and become tense
with what has changed about you because
the important part is that you made it.
Begin to congratulate yourself
since you made this treacherous journey on your own.
Reassemble your heart
even if all the pieces are broken.
Trust that your mind will have transitioned
into a new type of you
and be joyful for that
even if your new personality or life isn’t the best.
There’s always going to be a reason to celebrate yourself
because you are the only acception.
Life has given you a second chance so try new things
that you would have never done in the past
and do not be afraid because
the most severe part of this world
is over and gone.
A Mad World:
We worry too much nowadays about being seen
as a self-absorbed or egocentric type of person.
The truth is humans need self love
to survive this life.
Your body should be safe and comfortable
in your own mind.
When you have pride
and happiness in who you are
or what you look like,
that is not a horrible thing.
In fact, you should have those thoughts
everyday of your life.
It is possible to become overly selfish or self-centered,
but what many people do not understand is that
there is a difference between
lacking consideration for others
and being pleased with yourself.
As long as you know the difference,
you will start to find a new you.