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Where Is Escape?

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The Great Escape

So much going on
I need to escape
I crawl into bed
Pulling covers over my head.

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I lay there silently
not moving at all
but nothing stops
too much is going on.

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This warm dark cocoon
is not inviting at all
instead of peace and silence
it’s full of invading thoughts.

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A million thoughts
competing in a race,
for my attention
jumping from place to place.

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The escape that I wanted
has escaped from me
a multitude of thoughts
hounding, not letting me be.

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As I drift in and out
my dreams become dark
the worst of me surfaces
my confidence, my purpose
drowning
as I awake with a start.

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I try to escape into silence
and restful slumber
instead I’m plagued,
with thoughts louder
than thunder.

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Fears, hopes
uncertainty and dreams
all clamoring and tugging,
my heart and soul want to scream.

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I am tired of searching
I just want to be
I am tired of learning and changing
I want to be free.

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I want my mind to be silent
alive in this moment
I want to feel and experience
love with heaven’s scent.

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Go away thoughts
just let me be.
Let me breathe in this moment,
let my gratefulness and joy become me.

“Where is Escape?” ©  Susie@NewDayNewLesson

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4 Responses to "Where Is Escape?"

  1. Debbie says:

    Wow – beautifully written. So sorry you had such a rough day. When my thoughts won’t leave me alone- believe it or not – I escape by watching something mindless on T.V.

    1. Susie says:

      Thanks. Tv? The thing I want to get rid of? :-)

  2. LOVE this!! What a beautiful poem, Susie. And I can completely relate with your sentiments. I’ve definitely had plently of days like these. Thank you for sharing your poetry with us!! You are a beautiful writer.

  3. Dara says:

    I think we’ve all felt that way Susie! Can totally relate. Especially the competing thoughts. You’ve got some really good extended metaphors in here: like the thoughts, you’re description of them competing in a race, jumping from place to place reminded me of the way children run – without purpose, just testing their legs.