Clear Hearts and Minds | Short Poem No. 75

Take a breathe a think with clear hearts and minds
before regrets fill up all of our time. “

Clear hearts and minds
Photo by Joe Caione on Unsplash

I just wanna stop and take a minute.
I just wanna stop and say how I feel.
And I just wanna stop to get with it.
And I just wanna say it all for real.

Let’s stop with all the ambiguity.
Let’s not be afraid to speak with our hearts.
Just meet face-to-face and speak plain to me.
Chains are only as strong as their weak parts.

When times are hard I just wanna close up.
Don’t give me nothing I don’t wanna take.
Time to walk away ’cause I’ve had enough.
Don’t give me nothing I don’t wanna make.

Take a breathe and think with clear hearts and minds
before regrets fill up all of our time.

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Loneliness is a Gateway | Collaboration No. 1

Sometimes loneliness is a gateway. . .

Fellow poets, this is a collaboration I did with the blog “I Refuse to Give Up” by Sakshi and my blog, “Writing with Strangers.” This was my first collaboration. I hope you enjoy. . .

Sakshi: Italics
Me: Non Italics

Loneliness is a Gateway
Source of Image: Pinterest

Amidst the hustle bustle

Of those crowded streets

A million smiles

Guffaws and squeals

Alone but not lone

On streets and at home

Just a feeling that I feel

Hoping it will heal. . .

The gurgling water stream

Bringing a sense of calm 

But heart still yearns

For its soul’s balm

I feel at home in nature,

the earth gives me nurture.

Is it wrong to feel more okay

when people are away?

Peace is achieved

When quiesce is embraced 

Maybe loneliness 

Is a gateway.

© Sakshi Gangwani & Joey Blue/writingwithstrangers.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.