No Luck and Lost Dreams

 

photo by Dana Dampier


Falling short of attaining my dreams
Of you
Of everything
… and my heart breaks
Over and over
Every time I speak to you
Or even let you slip into my thoughts
Blaring reminders
Of thunderous failures
So now I sit...
Bleeding ink and crying tears
That no one will ever see
Alone
As I've always felt
Because no one has time for this
But me... 
And even I ignore my pain
When unescapable
No matter if I'm incapable
So forward I push...
Trudging
Trusting
That one day
My luck will change




 

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  1. Beautiful dawn/dusk image.
    "Blaring reminders
    Of thunderous failures"
    that hurt our ears and gnaw at our hearts :(

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    1. Yes, it's hard to deny that we all make mistakes, but sometimes I think mistakes come looking for me! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

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  2. That was so heartfelt. A beautiful photograph also pulls the power in your words...

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes it's hard to find the words that match the feelings in your heart!

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  3. So sad when you lose someone or when your hopes regarding the person are dashed. </3

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    1. Down the road, I find that maybe it was for the best. In the moment though... everything seems lost! Thank you for stopping in!

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  4. I love the heaviness and then the shift to a light hope towards the end. Really good.

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    1. Thank you! I periodically go through dark moments, but I've always been able to keep moving towards the light!

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  5. Alone
    As I've always felt
    Because no one has time for this
    But me...

    This really resonates. It is the feeling of being alone that hurts the most!

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    1. Absolutely. It's when we are alone that we can't deny the feelings, hurt, and pain we feel. Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. And may it change! The helplessness and vulnerability reaches out.
    That's a lovely pic.

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  7. Luv the hope in trusting as you trudge on.

    Happy you dropped to read mine

    Muchđź’›love

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  8. Sascha DarlilngtonMay 4, 2022 at 5:14 PM

    I can feel the heartbreak and despair. Hoping for light.

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  9. How else to grow full hearts without yearning and loss? The pain etched so fully here grows roots that will flourish.

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    1. Yes, that's exactly it! Lessons are learned and changes are inevitable. It is definitely how we grow. Thank you!

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  10. Moving on, moving forward, the best plan for healing. Well penned, Dana.

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  11. your raw openness is so refreshing, lovely pic to accompany your poem!

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  12. i can feel the heaviness and the desperate cling to hope especially on those last four lines

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