Get Your Premium Membership

Coals Glowing

When you don't live right, You can expect constant stress. You’ll never grow, thinking you know the answers to the test. Pointing fingers, blaming others for your self-made mess. Letting the shadow win causing civil unrest. In the mind. You see, There's two of your kind. The one that you show, And the one that you hide I’ve arrived, At, The point where I teach. Truly, I don't mean to preach, But we have to unleash, That other. That, We try to restrain. Tried to dodge it like the game But peace was calling my name. I'm ashamed. Of, The things that I’ve done. Had to study my patterns And now my life has begun. And I’m growing. All of me I’m showing. Untapped potential? That's a coal that’s glowing.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 7/5/2020 6:14:00 AM
The good side of othering. Thank you, Kai
Login to Reply
Date: 6/30/2020 6:07:00 PM
Nice!!!! Not everyone is able or willing to see themselves for who they truly are, to shed their own obscuring lenses. I like the glowing coal metaphor. xomo
Login to Reply