Looking in the silvery mirror As if I were asking a seer - Squinting to look clearer Whispering, "Why am I here?" Keeping my gaze locked on myself, Haunted memories flood my mind… Heartbeat quickens, overwhelmed. Clenching my jaw, teeth grind. Far too many reasons to quit, Countless struggles to remember - Lies… Continue reading Why Am I Here?
During this time last year, I wrote on different stages of my thought process as I sought out help for my anxiety and depression. For those of you who have followed me over the years, you may recall how I bit the bullet and kept those appointments with my therapist. If you're new, here are… Continue reading Set Adrift
Escaping deep inside my mind, Unsure of what will be uncovered - What secrets I might find Or if who I was can be recovered? The tears that have run deep Is not simply because of you - There's a bigger reason why I weep, I forgot who I was - the person I… Continue reading Vapor
Yes, I took my time moving on, Telling everyone I was taking it slow - Countless boxes piled high, Scared of what I'd find inside. Memories buried in the dark - Hoping they stay where they're parked, God, don't let them rush into my mind - I want to leave all that far behind.… Continue reading Memories
The sound of the clock in that quiet room, How it resonated against those lonely walls. Oh, How the ending that I felt coming did loom - No matter how loud my heartbeat would call… Wanting, wishing, hoping for us to last forever - Some way to keep promises that we both made. The bonds… Continue reading Rest Of Forever
Though my eyes need glasses to help me see, To take in all of the beauty of the world - They also allow me to see the horrors and pain, The price of hate and violence unfurled. We are so much better than agony and killing. We are human beings, our lives already fleeting… Continue reading My Looking Glass
Overjoyed one day, I can’t stop smiling – The next, I can barely stop myself from crying. What path can I take so it can be reconciling? My mind can be great and then – terrifying. The battle that’s been waged for so long now, Only can hold the hope that it’ll one day… Continue reading Through The Darkness
Passion burns - fire resides Deep, deep inside, This is what I need My heart concedes. Dreams ridiculed and scorned, Before they're fully formed. Keep the smile on my lips - Words they say from stolen scripts. The truth, the crux of the matter - My desires you cannot shatter. I'll keep my dreams close… Continue reading Burning Passion
Taking a minute Happily curled up alone... Here in my sweet place. © Susan Reed Haiku and Photography by Susan Reed in Response to this week's Photography Challenge: Opposities.
It seems that the older we get, the harder we find it to take those little precious moments out of life and do things that truly bring us an immense amount of joy - pleasure, if you will. While I completely understand and know that we can't be a child again 24/7, I feel that… Continue reading What’s Your Pleasure?