U is for Up (Giving Up Is Hard to Do)

Up
Up
Up

I have reached for the stars
Only to be left in the dark and
Betrayed
For they are too high

Up
Up
Up

I have reached for the sun
Shining brightly in the sky
Only to be burned

Up
Up
Up

I have released my dreams
To the sky–
A concession
to the sun and the stars.
I give up.

By giving up
I have relegated myself
To the bottom of the hill.
I try to console myself;
Tell myself that it’s not that bad–
At least the grass is still green.

Dream girl

Dream girl (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes: Lately I’ve been re-examining my life and the choices I have made. I’ve also been sliding a bit more toward the dark places that I struggle with. This poem speaks to a bit to both of these spaces. 

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