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An Awkening

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Seeing and accepting oneself in mind’s own mirror is not an easy process.

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An Awkening

An Awakening
              by Odin Roark

The cover of cotton comfort
How secure the asylum
Snuggled deep in pre-sleep

How determined we become
To relieve that daily nemesis
Reality’s reminder that fantasy
Desires nothing more than peace

Our minds and hearts
Scream at each other
Wanting only the accord
Available to those who abandon
Make believe beyond 

Informative abstract
Accepting not reason and logic
Opting instead for the quick fix of escape
Suffers vacuous results

Where goes the lost potential
The essence struggling for actuation
The reaching ratification of reality
Wanting but understanding
Expecting nothing beyond acceptance?

For the weak
Gravity holds firm
For the strong
Purity of soul renders invisible
Those obstacles reserved for the anemic

The few who open eyelids
Consenting to light and colors
Infiltrating the monochromatic world of failure
Flows a rainbow of understanding

How revelatory the moment
When allowance delivers epiphanies remarkable
Rendering doubt but a glitch
Self-loathing but a challenge
Where outcome is all it needs to be
While pursuing 
An awakening 

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